Thursday daily cattle summary

24 September 2015

Dalby numbers were down 10% week-on-week, to 5,445 head. Quality in the offering was generally good, with buyer support holding strong across all categories. Restocker buyers were hungry to secure light weight yearling cattle.

  • Light C2 yearling restocker steers were up 7¢, averaging 327¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 yearling feeder steers slipped 6¢, averaging 325¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 yearling feeder heifers jumped 17¢, averaging 300¢/kg
  • Heavy C4 grown steers to slaughter jumped 4¢, averaging 313¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows eased 2¢, to average 265¢/kg

Throughput at Casino slipped 29%, with 1,200 head yarded. It was again a mixed quality yarding, with some strong lines of well finished supplementary fed cattle on offer, in addition to a number of plain cattle throughout.

  • Light D2 vealer steers to restockers jumped 12¢, averaging 323¢/kg
  • Medium C2 vealer heifers improved 9¢, averaging 307¢/kg
  • Light C2 yearling heifers to slaughter up 3¢, averaging 289¢/kg
  • Medium D3 cows eased 4¢, averaging 238¢/kg

Leongatha throughput eased 14%, to 1,374 head. The usual group of buyers were in attendance and operating in a dearer market. Quality was mixed, with a larger portion showing good finish and fewer winter affected cattle.

  • Heavy D3 yearling heifers were up 2¢, to average 311¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 grown steers increased 1¢, averaging 329¢/kg
  • Medium C3 grown heifers to slaughter jumped 9¢, averaging 302¢/kg
  • Medium D1 dairy cows jumped 8¢, averaging 226¢/kg

At the close of Wednesday’s markets:

  • The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) finished at 591.50¢, up 1.25¢/kg cwt on where it settled the previous day
  • Trade steers averaged 320¢/kg lwt, steady
  • Feeder steers averaged 327¢/kg lwt, steady
  • Medium steers averaged 305¢, back 2¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy steers averaged 314¢, up 1¢/kg lwt
  • Medium cows averaged 242¢, up 1¢/kg lwt

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

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

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