Tuesday daily livestock article
17 July 2012
Last week’s rain restricted movements at Toowoomba and as a result yardings declined. Medium weight vealer steers sold 25¢ cheaper on 205¢, while the heifer portion settled around 198¢/kg. Heavy grown steers were firm on 184¢, while medium weight cows were 7¢ dearer on 141¢/kg.
Numbers declined at Tamworth and quality was suited to restocker orders. Medium weight vealer steers to restockers were 4¢ cheaper on 221¢/kg. Light yearling steers to restocker orders were 3¢ lower on 207¢/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feeders averaged 174¢, while heavy cows were firm on 145¢/kg.
Yardings decreased at Wagga and quality was mixed across all grades. Heavy vealer steers to restockers were unchanged to average 211¢/kg. Light yearling steers to feeder orders were 6¢ dearer on 210¢, while the heavy portion was 2¢ higher on 202¢/kg. Light yearling heifers to restockers were firm to settle on 188¢, while heavy grown steers to processor orders were 4¢ cheaper on 195¢/kg. Heavy cow’s to slaughter averaged 147¢/kg.
At the conclusion of Monday’s markets the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) was 0.50¢ lower on 381.25¢/kg cwt. Trade steers were 1¢ lower on 209¢, while medium steers were 1¢ higher on 185¢/kg lwt. Heavy steers eased 1¢ to 190¢, while medium cows and feeder steers gained 1¢ to settle on 136¢ and 206¢/kg lwt, respectively.
Numbers decreased at Dubbo due to the recent rainfall. Light 2 score Merino lambs were 31¢ higher 384¢, while trade 3 score lambs to slaughter were 33¢ dearer on 433¢/kg cwt. Heavy 4 score lambs to processors gained 31¢ to 409¢, while extra heavy lambs settled around 394¢/kg cwt. Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes were 18¢ dearer on 312¢/kg cwt.
Numbers declined at Bendigo and quality was good. Light 2 score first cross lambs were 69¢ dearer on 478¢, while trade 3 score lambs to processors were 43¢ higher on 482¢/kg cwt. Heavy 3 score lambs increased 30¢ to 453¢, while extra heavy lambs were scarce. Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes were 4¢ cheaper on 356¢/kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Monday’s markets the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was 1¢ lower on 359¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs gained 18¢ to 376¢, while light lambs were 1¢ higher on 400¢/kg cwt. Trade lambs increased 7¢ to 428¢, while heavy lambs lifted 9¢ to 404¢/kg cwt. The mutton indicator finished 3¢ higher on 307¢/kg cwt.