SA weekly cattle summary
27 August 2015
SA cattle supply lifted by 4% week-on-week to offer 4,044 head.
- Mount Gambier throughput reached 1,239 head, up 12%
- Numbers at Mount Compass lifted by 6% to 950 head
- Naracoorte yarded 1,375 head, up 10%
- The SA Livestock Exchange eased 23%, to 480 head
Prices edge higher
Medium weight C3 vealer steers to the trade eased 12¢, to average 326.1¢, while heavy weight vealer heifers slipped 6¢ to 324.7¢/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to feeders lifted 7¢ to 315.3¢, while those to slaughter reached 345¢ and averaged 315.6¢, back 5¢/kg. Heavy weight C3’s to slaughter also eased 5¢, to average 319.9¢/kg. Medium weight C3 yearling heifers were 9¢ cheaper on 308.9¢, while heavy weights lifted 1¢ to 316¢/kg.
Medium weight C3 grown steers to slaughter returned 330.4¢, up 10¢, while heavy weights lifted 11¢ and averaged 306.6¢/kg. Light weight C3 grown heifers were 11¢ dearer week-on-week, on 306.6¢/kg.
The D2 heavy weight cows to processors eased 1¢ to averaged 235.4¢, while D3 lines gained 8¢, on 270¢, and the D4’s finished 5¢ higher, on 272.6¢/kg.
Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) reported saleyards.
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