Friday daily cattle summary

01 July 2016

Throughput at Roma Prime decreased 14% this week, to 852 head. Cows were well represented, with a smaller selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks penned. Export and slaughter buyers were in attendance, along with those from southern regions, with the market holding firm to easier overall.

  • Heavy C4 grown steers to processors gained 5¢, averaging 316¢/kg
  • Heavy C4 grown heifers to slaughter averaged 276¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows to processors averaged 257¢, back 9¢/kg

Cattle numbers at Dubbo increased substantially week-on-week, yarding 2,145 head. Yearling categories made up the bulk of the yarding, with a few notable lines of supplementary fed cattle penned. British bred numbers lifted, resulting in a dearer trend, with not all buyers operating and the market mixed overall.  

  • Medium C2 yearling steers to feed averaged 12¢ higher, on 365¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 yearling heifers to processors were back 6¢, averaging 332¢/kg
  • Medium D3 cows to slaughter averaged 253¢, back 9¢/kg

Bairnsdale consignments increased 34%, to 969 head. Export cattle made up the majority of the yarding, with the usual buying group operating in a cheaper market. Quality declined on last week, with a larger proportion penned lacking finish.

  • Heavy D3 yearling heifers to processors eased 5¢, averaging 316¢/kg
  • Medium D3 grown steers to slaughter jumped 4¢, averaging 335¢/kg
  • Heavy D3 cows to the same orders averaged 5¢ lower,  at 264¢/kg

At the close of Thursday’s markets:                                                                           

  • The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) averaged 659.25¢, up 0.75¢/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day
  • Trade steers were back 1¢, on 350¢/kg lwt
  • Medium steers were firm, on 334¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy steers were firm, at 332¢/kg lwt
  • Medium cows were back 2¢, at 253¢/kg lwt
  • Feeder steers were up 2¢, to 361¢/kg lwt

For the full list of cattle market reports, please click here.

Note: All yardings and prices referenced are from MLA reported saleyards

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