NSW weekly cattle summary

01 October 2015

Numbers increase

Cattle consignments in NSW lifted by 16%, week-on-week, for a total of 27,834 head.

  • Wagga increased by 9%, to pen 4,050 head, as Tamworth eased 3% for a total of 1429 cattle.
  • CTLX increased by 33% for 2,460 head, while Scone lifted 10% for a penning of 1,177 cattle.
  • Inverell slipped 29% for 1,247 head, as Gunnedah gained 14% to total 2,920 cattle.
  • Singleton increased by 7% to total 560 head, with Armidale adding an extra 36% for 549 cattle.
  • Forbes gained 34% for 2,943 cattle, while Moss Vale lifted by 28% to yard 996 head.
  • Casino remained close to equal at 1,183 head, as Dubbo increased by 12% to pen 7,300 cattle.
  • Finley continued its fortnightly market and penned 990 head.

Price remain firm

The medium weight vealer steers returning to the paddock maintained firm prices, making from 298c to 365c/kg. The vealer heifers sold 4c to 6c dearer to sell from 305c to 339c/kg.

The medium weight yearling steers to the lot feeder orders sold close to firm to range from 290c to 357c/kg. The bulk of the unfinished yearling heifers also trended close to firm, making from 260c to 337c/kg. The prime conditioned younger cattle to the butchers maintained solid prices, as the bulk sold around the 311c to 336c/kg range.

The heavy weight grown steers suitable for slaughter sold 3c either side of firm, making from 275c to 339c/kg. The plainer 2 score Cows gained 8c, to average 231c, with the better covered 3 and 4 score heavy weights making from 200c to 313c/kg. The heavy weight bulls reached 338c/kg.

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

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