Friday daily cattle summary

28 August 2015


Throughput at Roma Prime dropped considerably, with just 645 head of mostly cows and bulls offered, less than half of the previous week. Cow prices lifted while bulls remained close to firm.

  • Medium D3 cows to slaughter improved 12¢, averaging 242¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows gained 9¢, averaging 256¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 bulls eased 3¢, to average 273¢/kg

Dubbo yarded 3,650 head, back 42% week-on-week following good rain earlier in the week. A good selection of prime catted were offered, with only a fair percentage of the plainer types. The market was strong, with EYCI eligible cattle averaging just shy of 600¢/kg cwt.

  • Heavy C3 yearling feeder steers improved 3¢, averaging 329¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 yearling steers and heifers to slaughter gained 10¢ and 13¢, respectively, to average 340¢ and 310¢/kg
  • Heavy C4 grown steers improved 7¢, averaging 333¢ and selling to a top 379¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows increased 15¢, averaging 265¢/kg

Consignments at Bairnsdale declined 10¢, to 524 head. Quality was mixed and some buyers weren’t active due to the lack of supply in some categories.

  • Medium C3 yearling heifers to the trade improved 7¢, to average 297¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 grown steers increased 7¢, averaging 324¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 beef cows jumped 17¢, averaging 269¢/kg

At the close of Thursday’s markets:

  • The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) settled at 571.75¢, up 1.00¢/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day
  • Trade steers averaged 318¢, back 1¢/kg lwt
  • Feeder steers averaged 316¢, back 1¢/kg lwt
  • Medium steers averaged 317¢, up 2¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy steers averaged 316¢, up 12¢/kg lwt
  • Medium cows averaged 238¢, up 2¢/kg lwt

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

Note: All yardings and prices referenced are from MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) reported saleyards.

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