Tuesday daily livestock article
05 March 2013
Flooding rain resulting in road closures reduced numbers at Toowoomba. The small yarding was dominated by young cattle with light weight yearling steers selling 17¢ higher on 218¢, while the heifer portion to restock was 1¢ lower on 173¢/kg. There were too few grown cattle to quote.
There was an increase in supply at Tamworth despite good falls of rain. Medium weight vealer steers were 16¢ higher on 208¢, while medium weight vealer heifers to slaughter were 8¢ dearer on 179¢/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to restock were 6¢ lower on 171¢, while medium weight yearling heifers to restock averaged 177¢/kg. Heavy weight grown steers to slaughter gained 1¢ to 178¢, while medium weight cows to slaughter were 7¢ dearer to average 121¢/kg.
Numbers lifted at Wagga and quality was mixed across all grades. Medium weight yearling steers were 4¢ higher on 182¢, while heavy weight yearling heifers to slaughter were 1¢ dearer on 169¢/kg. Heavy weight grown steers to processors gained 5¢ to 178¢, while heavy weight cows to slaughter were 5¢ higher on 134¢/kg.
At the conclusion of Monday’s markets the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) was on 338.75¢/kg cwt. Trade steers gained 1¢ to 187.3¢, while medium steers were 3¢ higher on 171.4¢/kg lwt. Heavy steers lifted 1¢ to 181.6¢, while medium cows were unchanged on 128.5¢/kg lwt. Feeders steers improved 2¢ to 180.8¢/kg lwt.
Consignments decreased following on from last week’s good falls of rain at Dubbo. Light weight 2 score first cross lambs were 28¢ higher on 419¢, while trade weight 3 score lambs to slaughter were 20¢ dearer to average 451¢/kg cwt. Heavy weight 4 score lambs to processors gained 43¢ to 480¢/kg cwt. Light weight 2 score Merino ewes increased 67¢ to 183¢, while medium weight 2 and 3 score Merino ewes averaged 204¢/kg cwt.
Lamb supply increased at Bendigo following last week’s higher prices. Light weight 1 score lambs to restockers averaged 434¢, while trade weight 3 score lambs to slaughter were 7¢ higher on 422¢/kg cwt. Heavy weight 4 score lambs to processors lifted 19¢ to 454¢, while extra heavy weight 4 score lambs to slaughter increased 36¢ to 421¢/kg cwt. Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes were 3¢ lower on 156¢/kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Monday’s markets the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was 7¢ higher on 403¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs gained 10¢ to 361¢, while light lambs lifted 3¢ to 394¢/kg cwt. Trade lambs increased 3¢ to 434¢, while heavy lambs improved 5¢ to 436¢/kg cwt. The mutton indicator was 1¢ higher on 164¢/kg cwt.