Tuesday daily cattle summary

28 June 2016

Cattle numbers at Toowoomba more than doubled this week, to 962 head. Quality was mixed, with the usual buyers present and competing in a much dearer market. Light weight yearlings were highly sought after by restockers, with the majority of medium and heavy weights selling strongly to feeder buyers.

  • Light C2 yearling steers to restockers gained 17¢, averaging 352¢/kg
  • Light C2 yearling heifers to feed averaged 318¢, up 17¢/kg
  • Heavy C4 bullocks to processors averaged 55¢ higher, at 358¢/kg

Cattle consignments at TRLX Tamworth increased 12%, to 1,376 head. Quality was mostly good, with a fair selection of well finished cattle. Both feeder and restocker orders were well supplied and all the usual buyers were in operation.

  • Light C2 yearling steers to restockers gained 15¢, averaging 368¢/kg
  • Light C2 yearling heifers to feed were up 20¢, averaging 344¢/kg
  • Medium C2 grown steers to feed averaged 12¢ higher, at 359¢/kg
  • Medium D2 cows to processors finished 5¢ higher, averaging 240¢/kg

Throughput at Wagga declined 9%, to 3,745 head. Quality improved week-on-week, with yearling and cow categories well represented. The usual buyers were in attendance, and processors were eager to secure supplementary fed stock, resulting in a dearer trend.

  • Heavy C2 yearling steers to feed gained 10¢, averaging 358¢/kg
  • Medium C2 yearling heifers to feed settled 17¢ dearer, averaging 340¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 grown steers to processors gained 19¢, averaging 342¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows to slaughter averaged 286¢, up 10¢/kg

At the close of Monday’s markets:                                                                             

  • The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) averaged 647.50¢, up 6.50¢/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day
  • Trade steers were up 7¢, to 350¢/kg lwt
  • Medium steers were back 1¢, to 337¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy steers were steady, on 324¢/kg lwt
  • Medium cows were up 1¢, to 255¢/kg lwt
  • Feeder steers were up 5¢, to 356¢/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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