Vic weekly cattle summary

01 October 2015

Throughput lifts

Throughput in Victorian MLA reported saleyards lifted 16% week-on-week, reaching 11,785 head.

  • NVLX Wodonga yardings swelled 27% to 3,476 head
  • Shepparton throughput also jumped, up 27% week-on-week, to 2,700 head
  • Pakenham yarded 1,475 head across both sales, up 7% week-on-week
  • Leongatha consigned 1,442 head, up 5%
  • Warrnambool recorded a decrease in numbers of 16%, with 780 head yarded
  • Bairnsdale numbers edged 2% higher with 494 head penned
  • Colac and Ballarat both recorded decreases of 3%, yarding 313 head and 278 head, respectively
  • Camperdown yarded 827 head for an increase of 22% week-on-week

Young cattle prices slip

Medium weight C2 vealer steers to restockers were 7¢ cheaper on 325.3¢ and slightly heavier types to the trade also eased 7¢, averaging 308.7¢/kg. C3 medium weight vealer heifers sold to slaughter for a top of 348.6¢ and averaged 323.7¢, up 5¢/kg.

Heavy weight C2 yearling steers bought by feeder buyers sold between 275¢ and 347.2¢ and averaged 322.4¢, back 2¢/kg.C3 heavy weights to slaughter were also 2¢ easier, averaging 327.7¢/kg. Similar C3 heavy weight yearling heifers also to the trade lifted 2¢, selling between 272¢ and 339.2¢ and averaging 313.5¢/kg.

Medium weight C3 grown steers to processors returned an average of 318.4¢ and reached 336¢, down 7¢/kg week-on-week. Medium weight D3 grown heifers also to the trade lifted 6¢, making from 249.2¢ to 314.6¢ and averaging 277.6¢/kg. Dairy manufacturing steers reached 292.2¢ and averaged 276.9¢, up 4¢/kg.

Heavy weight D1 dairy cows averaged 232.9¢, up 2¢ while D4 beef cows to processors eased 4¢ and returned an average of 269.2¢/kg.

Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA reported saleyards

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