Tuesday daily livestock article
19 June 2012
Numbers in Toowoomba lifted after the two week break with most buyers in attendance. Quality was relatively mixed across all categories. Light yearling steers to restockers averaged 179¢ to top at 188¢, while yearling steers to restockers gained 7¢ to average 260¢/kg. Grown steers met strong demand gaining 6¢ to average 178¢, while medium D2 cows lifted 4¢ on 126¢/kg.
Tamworth showed a sharp increase in throughput doubling on last week. Vealer steers to restockers ranged from 180¢ to 222¢ to settle on 206¢, while medium C2 vealer heifers lifted 3¢ to average 191¢/kg. Medium yearling steers and light yearling heifers lost 7¢ to average 203¢ and 183¢/kg, respectively. Grown C2 steers to feeders ranged from 155¢ to 203¢/kg.
Total yardings at Wagga was considerably higher due to the Queen’s birthday holiday. Medium vealer steers to feeders lifted 2¢ to average 209¢, while the heifer portion lost 2¢ to average 196¢/kg. Heavy yearling steers remained firm to average 194¢, while light yearling heifers saw strong competition lifting 13¢ to settle on 197¢/kg. Heavy D4 cows lifted 7¢ averaging 144¢/kg.
At the close of Monday’s market the EYCI lost 2.50¢ to average 371.25¢/kg cwt. Trade steers lost 7¢, to 194¢, while medium steers were back 2¢ to average 174¢/kg. Heavy steers and feeder steers gained 2¢ to settle on 183¢ and 200¢/kg, respectively. Medium cows remained firm on 131¢/kg.
Numbers lifted at Dubbo after last week’s public holiday. Light 2 score Merino lambs sold from 331¢ to 462¢ to average 389¢/kg cwt. Trade 3 score lambs ranged from 341¢ to 419¢ to settle on 375¢/kg cwt. Heavy 4 score lambs sold 27¢ cheaper on 347¢, while extra heavy lambs were 17¢ lower on 349¢/kg cwt. Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes were cheaper to average 243¢/kg cwt.
There was a smaller mixed quality yarding at Bendigo. Light 2 score first cross lambs sold from 358¢ to 450¢ to average 397¢/kg cwt. Trade 3 score lambs were dearer on 409¢, while trade 4 score lambs were firm to average 407¢/kg cwt. Heavy 4 score lambs were unchanged on 394¢, while extra heavy 5 score lambs were 2¢ dearer on 362¢/kg cwt. Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes were 28¢ lower on 270¢/kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Monday’s markets the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was firm to average 405¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs lost 4¢, to 355¢, while light lambs were 8¢ lower on 406¢/kg cwt. Trade and heavy lambs both decreased 7¢ to settle on 409¢ and 384¢/kg cwt, respectively. The mutton indicator finished 9¢ lower on 298¢/kg cwt.