SA weekly cattle summary

30 July 2015

Numbers solid

There were 3,452 head offered across the state this week.

  • Throughput at Mount Gambier increased 30%, to 1,118 head
  • Numbers at Mount Compass were up by 7%, at 800 head
  • There were 1,044 head  offered at Naracoorte
  • The SA Livestock Exchange yarded 490 head, back 46%

Grown cattle trend dearer

Heavy weight C3 vealer steers to slaughter reached 335¢ and averaged 317¢, while lighter descriptions returned an average of 317¢/kg. The heavy weight C3 vealer heifers to processors were 19¢ cheaper, at 310¢/kg.

Heavy weight C3 yearling steers to slaughter sold between 283¢ and 348¢, averaging 318¢, back 2¢/kg. Their heifer counterparts reached 336¢ and averaged 313¢, up 8¢/kg week-on-week.

Bullocks to processors were 14¢ dearer, on 327¢, while light weight C3 grown heifers returned 312¢, up 24¢/kg. Medium D2 manufacturing steers were up 4¢, at 274¢/kg.

Heavy weight C3 cows to slaughter were 10¢ dearer, returning an average of 261¢, while D2 descriptions were 15¢ dearer, at 236.3¢/kg.

For the full list of cattle market reports, please click here.

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

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