Tuesday daily cattle summary

15 November 2016

Cattle numbers at Toowoomba increased 4% this week, to 1,071 head. The usual field of buyers were present and operated in a firm to dearer market, with good quality young cattle well represented. A small selection of heavy grown steers were on offer, and restockers provided good support for lighter weight yearling lines.

  • Light C2 yearling steers to restockers were up 16¢, averaging 374¢/kg
  • Light C2 yearling heifers to feed averaged 6¢, averaging 349¢/kg
  • Heavy C4 bullocks to slaughter were up 4¢, averaging 298¢/kg

This week at TRLX Tamworth, consignments declined 8% to 1,095 head. Quality and condition was fair to good, with young cattle in good supply along with a fair offering of cows. Drafts of well finished heavy grown cattle were also well represented, and most of the regular processors were in attendance.

  • Heavy C3 yearling steers to feed were up 8¢, averaging 343¢/kg
  • Light C2 yearling heifers to restockers eased 16¢, averaging 315¢/kg
  • Heavy D4 cows to processors slipped 4¢, averaging 236¢/kg

At Wagga, cattle throughput increased 3% to 3,800 head. Quality varied across all categories, with a greater supply of younger lines on offer week-on-week. Requiring more finish, yearling cattle sold to mixed price trends - with bidding fluctuating from restocker and feedlot buyers throughout the sale.

  • Heavy C2 yearling steers to feed eased 11¢, averaging 335¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 yearling heifers to processors were up 1¢, to 311¢/kg
  • Heavy C3 grown steers to slaughter were back 2¢, to 313¢/kg
  • Heavy D3 cows to processors gained 4¢, averaging 246¢/kg

At the close of Monday’s markets:           

  • The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) settled at 656¢, up 0.75¢/kg cwt from where it settled the previous day
  • Trade steers eased 6¢, on 333¢/kg lwt
  • Medium steers held firm, on 301¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy steers remained unchanged at 299¢/kg lwt
  • Medium cows were firmon 229¢/kg lwt
  • Feeder steers finished 1¢ cheaper, at 353¢/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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