SA weekly cattle summary

10 September 2015

Supplies return

SA saleyard throughput this week lifted 18%, to 4,606 head.

  • Throughput at SA Livestock Exchange tripled, at 750 head
  • Consignments at Naracoorte lifted 10%, to 1,556 head
  • Mt Gambier increased 3%, to 1,300 head
  • Mt Compass was steady, at 1,000 head

Trade cattle ease, grown cattle improve

Medium C3 vealer heifers to the trade jumped 12¢, averaging 332¢, but most yearlings to the same orders eased on last week’s rates. Heavy C3 yearling trade steers slipped 12¢, averaging 315¢, while the same heifer lines eased 4¢, averaging 314¢/kg.

Light (200-280kg) C2 yearling steers to restockers jumped 32¢, averaging 329¢, while medium C2 heifers to the same orders eased 10¢, averaging 304¢/kg.

Heavy C3 grown steers improved 1¢, averaging 320¢ and selling to 338¢, while light C3 grown heifers gained 14¢, averaging 305¢/kg.

Heavy D2 cows to slaughter jumped 24¢, averaging 230¢, while the D3 lines eased 6¢, averaging 261¢/kg.

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

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