SA weekly cattle summary
20 August 2015
SA cattle supply lifted by 9% week-on-week to offer 3,884 head.
- Mount Gambier throughput reached 1,111 head, up 11%
- Numbers at Mount Compass increased by 25% to 900 head
- Naracoorte offered a reduced yarding of 1,253 head, back 17%
- The SA Livestock Exchange consigned 620 head, up 80%
Cattle prices edge higher
Medium weight C2 vealer steers to feed reached 346¢ and averaged 339.4¢ while C3 grades to slaughter gained 6¢ to average 337.9¢/kg.C3 medium weight vealer heifers to slaughter averaged 327.5¢/kg.
Medium weight yearling C3 steers to feed gained 3¢ to average 304.3¢, while heavy weights to slaughter lifted 7¢ to average 325.3¢/kg. Processors bought medium weight yearling heifers for a top of 340¢ and an average of 317.9¢, up 7¢ and heavy weights for an average of 314.9¢, up 10¢/kg.
Medium weight C3 grown steers to processors remained firm on 320.8¢ while their grown heifer counterparts eased 5¢ to return 295.5¢/kg. D2 manufacturing steers gained 6¢ to average 269¢/kg.
D3 heavy weight cows to slaughter reached 287¢ and averaged 261.9¢ to be 8¢/kg cheaper.
Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) reported saleyards.
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