Vic weekly cattle summary

27 August 2015

Consignments ease

Throughput in Victorian saleyards slipped 11% week-on-week, to 9,154 head.

  • Numbers at NVLX near halved, yarding 1,680 head
  • Shepparton numbers reduced by 20% to offer 2,000 head
  • Leongatha recorded a 7% slip in numbers to 1,300 head
  • Pakenham yarded 1,004 head, up 11%
  • Consignments at Camperdown remained firm on 761 head
  • Warrnambool consignments jumped 61% to 1,195 head
  • Bairnsdale offered 524 head, back 10%, while Colac yarded 337 head, up 9%
  • Ballarat consigned 353 head, up 32%

Trade cattle prices jump

Heavy C2 vealer steers to slaughter reached 346.6¢ and averaged 320.8¢, to be 1¢ easier, while C3 heavy weight vealer heifers lifted 7¢ to 328.1¢/kg.

Heavy weight C2 yearling steers to feed were 4¢ cheaper on 329.2¢, while C3’s to slaughter gained 7¢, to return 331.6¢/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to the trade reached 333.2¢ and averaged 312.3¢, up 1¢ and heavy weights gained 3¢, to average 319.4¢/kg.

Heavy grown steers in the C3 category to processors lifted 6¢, selling between 294¢ and 349.2¢, to average 325.2¢/kg. Most C3 and C4 bullocks to slaughter averaged 314.6¢ and 327.1¢, up 5¢ and 12¢/kg, respectively. Light grown heifers lifted 7¢ and 26¢, to 302¢ and 314¢/kg for C3 and C4’s respectively. Most D1 and D2 dairy manufacturing steers averaged between 265.8¢ and 269¢, to be 16¢ to 17¢/kg dearer.

Dairy cows to slaughter in the heavy weight D1 category reached 250¢ and averaged 219.3¢, up 4¢, while D4 beef breed cows lifted 263.2¢, to be 2¢/kg dearer.

Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) reported saleyards.

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