NSW weekly cattle summary

24 September 2015

Numbers remain similar

Cattle consignments in NSW remained close to equal, week-on-week, for a total of 23,211 head.

  • Wagga increased by 23%, to pen 3,655 head, as Tamworth added 25% for a total of 1485 cattle.
  • CTLX increased by 13% for 1,635 head, while Scone penned similar numbers at 1,055 cattle.
  • Inverell lifted its total by 27% for 1,763 head, as Gunnedah gained 22% to total 2,510 cattle.
  • Singleton slipped by 26% to total 520 head, with Armidale easing back 22% for 350 cattle.
  • Forbes added 2% for 1,925 cattle, while Moss Vale slipped by 6% to yard 713 head.
  • Casino lost 18% to total 1,200 head, as Dubbo eased by 9% to pen 6,400 cattle.

Higher prices

Medium weight vealer steers returning to the paddock averaged 4¢ dearer, with the bulk at 334¢, as the best reached 373¢/kg. The vealer heifers sold 2¢ to 3¢ dearer to sell from 270¢ to 329¢/kg.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to the lot feeder orders sold firm to 3¢ dearer to range from 275¢ to 352¢/kg. The bulk of the unfinished yearling heifers trended close to firm, making from 266¢ to 330¢/kg. The prime conditioned younger cattle to the butchers sold firm to 4¢ dearer, with the best reaching 357¢/kg.

The heavy weight grown steers suitable for slaughter improved 7¢, making from 268¢ to 340¢/kg. Cows gained 2¢ to 5¢, as the plainer 2 scores averaged 221¢, with the better covered 3 and 4 scores making from 216¢ to 289¢/kg. The heavy weight bulls lifted 3¢ to 6¢ and topped at 332¢/kg.

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

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