Tuesday daily cattle summary

17 November 2015


Throughput at Toowoomba Elders increased 31%, to 538 head of mostly young cattle. A large line up of restockers joined the usual panel of export processor and feeder buyers in what was a dearer market.

  • Medium C3 yearling feeder steers jumped 16¢, averaging 336¢/kg
  • Medium C3 yearling heifers to the trade sold for 320¢/kg lwt or an estimated 593¢/kg cwt
  • Grown steers were limited but heavy C4 lines averaged 301¢, back 6¢/kg
  • Medium D4 cows improved 1¢, averaging 252¢/kg

Recent rain didn’t deter vendors at TRLX Tamworth and numbers lifted 39%, to 2,325 head. Overall quality was good, with a large supply of well-bred yearlings presented in forward condition. There was a full field of feeder and restocker buyers but there was one less buyer in the cow market.

  • Heavy C3 yearling steers to feeder buyers improved 2¢, averaging 328¢ and selling to a top of 338¢/kg
  • Medium C3 yearling heifers eased 2¢, averaging 316¢/kg
  • Medium C2 grown steers to feeder orders jumped 9¢, averaging 323¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows averaged 251¢, up 1¢/kg week-on-week

Consignments at Wagga lifted 17%, to 4,800 head. Overall quality was only fair, with a fair percentage of the yarding lacking finish. All the usual buyers were present but not all were operating. Young cattle sold to a mixed trend while grown cattle were mostly easier.

  • Heavy C2 yearling steers to feeder orders eased 3¢, averaging 317¢/kg
  • The equivalent heifer lines improved 6¢, to average 301¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 grown steers to feeder orders declined 13¢, averaging 294¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows slipped 17¢, averaging 246¢/kg

At the close of Monday’s markets:

  • The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) settled at 593.00¢, up 1.25¢/kg cwt on where it finished last week
  • Trade steers averaged 310¢/kg lwt, steady
  • Medium steers averaged 288¢, back 1¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy steers averaged 299¢/kg lwt, steady
  • Medium cows averaged 242¢, back 2¢/kg lwt
  • Feeder steers averaged 322¢, back 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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