Tuesday daily cattle summary

10 January 2017

There was a relatively small yarding for the first Toowoomba sale of 2017, with a total of 406 head yarded. Prices remained close to pre-Christmas levels.

  • Light weight C2 yearling steers to restockers averaged 359¢/kg
  • Light weight C2 yearling heifers to feed averaged 332¢/kg
  • Heavy weight C4 grown steers to slaughter settled on 295¢/kg
  • Medium weight D2 cows to slaughter averaged 226¢/kg

Numbers totalled 873 head at TRLX Tamworth with restocker and feedlot competition strong.

  • Heavy weight C2 yearling steers to feed averaged 334¢/kg
  • Medium weight C2 yearling heifers to restockers averaged 328¢/kg
  • Light weight grown steers to restockers settled on 309¢/kg
  • Medium weight D3 cows to slaughter settled on 226¢/kg

Numbers increased at Wagga for the first sale of 2017 to 3,200 head. Increased feedlot competition influenced price trends.

  • Heavy weight C2 yearling steers to feed averaged 351¢, while those to feed averaged 337¢/kg
  • Heavy weight C2 yearling heifers to feed settled on 333¢/kg
  • Heavy weight C3 grown steers to slaughter averaged 302¢/kg
  • Heavy weight D4 cows to slaughter settled on 243¢/kg

At the close of Monday’s markets:    

  • The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) opened the year at 636.75¢/kg cwt
  • Trade steers averaged 341¢/kg lwt
  • Medium steers settled on 300¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy steers averaged 294¢/kg lwt
  • Medium cows opened the year at 227¢/kg lwt
  • Feeder steers settled on 343¢/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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