Friday daily cattle summary

20 November 2015


Throughput at Roma Prime declined 9%, to 839 head. While quality improved buyers were more selective and most prime cattle prices eased week-on-week.

  • C4 bullocks eased 1¢, averaging 299¢ and selling to a top of 304¢/kg
  • Grown D4 heifers (540kg+) averaged 286¢, selling from 267¢ to 289¢/kg
  • Medium D3 and heavy D4 cows both eased 4¢, averaging 239¢ and 257¢/kg, respectively

Consignments at Dubbo dropped 24% week-on-week, to 4,280 head. Yearlings were well supplied and were the target of strong feeder demand, lifting prices on suitable lines. All the usual buyers were operating.

  • Heavy C3 yearling feeder steers eased 1¢, averaging 321¢/kg
  • Medium C2 yearling feeder heifers jumped 26¢, averaging 311¢ and selling to 329¢/kg
  • Heavy C4 grown steers eased 6¢, averaging 290¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows eased 3¢, averaging 244¢/kg

Bairnsdale yarded 611 head of mostly export type cattle, back 36% week-on-week. Quality was fair and the usual buyers were operating in a mostly firm market.

  • Heavy D3 yearling heifers to the trade eased 9¢, averaging 269¢/kg
  • Heavy D3 grown steers to slaughter improved 6¢, averaging 288¢/kg
  • Heavy D3 beef cows eased 4¢, averaging 238¢ and selling to 243¢/kg

At the close of Thursday’s markets:

  • The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) settled at 595.50¢, up 1.50¢/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day
  • Trade steers averaged 308¢, up 1¢/kg lwt
  • Medium steers averaged 292¢/kg lwt, steady
  • Heavy steers averaged 292¢, back 5¢/kg lwt
  • Medium cows averaged 236¢/kg lwt, steady
  • Feeder steers averaged 325¢, up 1¢/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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