Vic weekly cattle summary

24 September 2015

Yardings increase

Throughput at MLA reported saleyards in Victoria lifted 3% week-on-week, to 10,182 head, with all major centres recording an increase.

  • NVLX Wodonga increased 11%, to 2,730 head
  • Shepparton was up 3% week-on-week, at 2,000 head
  • Pakenham yarded 1,376 head across both sales, up 68% week-on-week
  • Leongatha slipped 14%, to 1,370 head
  • Warrnambool yarded 930 head, increasing 4% on last week
  • Bairnsdale, Colac and Ballarat yarded 484, 321 and 287 head, respectively

Grown steers dearer

Heavy B2 vealer steers eased 4¢, to average 344¢, while vealer B2 heifers sold between 330¢ and 354¢, settling at 342¢, up 5¢/kg week-on-week. The C3 vealer heifers to slaughter averaged 320¢, easing 5¢/kg.

Medium C2 yearling feeder steers slipped 12¢, to average 321¢, while heavier C3 yearling steers to processers increased 1¢, averaging 330¢/kg. Heavy C2 yearling steers to feed sold between 270¢ to 343¢, averaging 324¢, back 5¢/kg. Medium C2 feeder heifers held steady, averaging 312¢/kg. Heavy C3 heifers to slaughter averaged 312¢, slipping 9¢/kg.

Grown C3 steers to processors jumped 7¢, to average 325¢, while C4 bullocks sold between 270¢ and 335¢, settling at 324¢, up 9¢/kg. Light D3 grown heifers to slaughter averaged 272¢, slipping 11¢, while medium D3 heifers averaged 296¢, up 13¢/kg. Medium D2 manufacturing dairy steers averaged 273¢/kg, back 2¢/kg.

Medium D1 dairy cows reached 239¢ and averaged 213¢, back 3¢, while heavy D1 dairy cows jumped 8¢, to average 231¢/kg. Heavy D3 cows sold between 228¢ and 287¢, averaging 261¢, up 6¢/kg.

Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA reported saleyards

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