Friday daily cattle summary

04 September 2015


Throughput at Roma Prime remained low, at 658 head, following scattered rainfall across the supply area. Quality was mixed and competition was solid.

  • Heavy C4 grown steers averaged 285¢, selling from 280¢ to 293¢/kg
  • Medium D4 grown heifers (540kg and above) averaged 260¢, making from 247¢ to 276¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows eased 2¢, averaging 254¢/kg

Supply at Dubbo lifted 41%, to 5,150 head, with good numbers of prime conditioned cattle on offer, in addition to some consignments from the far west.

  • Medium C2 yearling feeder steers improved 12¢, averaging 322¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 yearling steers to the trade slipped 10¢, averaging 330¢ and selling to 351¢/kg
  • Medium C3 yearling heifers improved 1¢, averaging 311¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 yearling heifers to slaughter eased 2¢, averaging 317¢/kg
  • Heavy C4 grown steers to slaughter eased 4¢, averaging 330¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows lost 2¢ on last week, averaging 263¢/kg

Consignments at Bairnsdale increased slightly, to 559 head, but not all buyers operated fully in what was a cheaper market. Quality was plainer, with most prime drafts lacking finish, and this impacted prices.

  • Heavy D3 grown steers averaged 313¢, selling from 308¢ to 320¢/kg
  • Heavy D3 beef cows eased 1¢, averaging 259¢/kg

At the close of Thursday’s markets:

  • The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) settled at 576.50¢, up 0.25¢/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day
  • Trade steers averaged 326¢, up 2¢/kg lwt
  • Feeder steers averaged 316¢, up 1¢/kg lwt
  • Medium steers averaged 297¢, back 14¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy steers averaged 315¢, back 8¢/kg lwt
  • Medium cows averaged 240¢, back 1¢/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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