Vic weekly cattle summary

30 July 2015

Cattle throughput eases

   Cattle supply decreased to 10,663 head, representing a 12% decline week-on-week.

  • Shepparton numbers were up 14%, at 2,400 head
  • Leongatha  throughput was down 12%, at 1,667 head
  • NVLX Barnawartha consignments decreased 17%, to 2,335 head
  • Supply at Warrnambool dropped by 25%, to 830 head
  • Bairnsdale throughput was down 20%, to 643 head
  • Ballarat and Camperdown decreased 25% and 11%, to 272 head and 775 head, respectively
  • Numbers at Colac were down 31%, totalling 1,177 head
  • Pakenham throughput increased by 20%, to 1,701 head

Cattle prices lift

C2 medium weight vealer steers to feed were 1¢ cheaper, averaging 299.3¢/kg. Heavy weight C3 vealer steers to slaughter reached 355¢ and averaged 333.8¢/kg.

Medium weight C2 vealer heifers to processors gained 4¢ to sell for 297.8¢, while heavy weights were 24¢ dearer on 305.5¢/kg.

Medium weight yearling steers to feeders were 17¢ dearer, averaging 315.3¢, while heavy weight C3 steers to slaughter returned 336¢, up 19¢/kg. Heavy weights to feed were up 12¢, averaging 321.8¢/kg, and reaching 341¢/kg.

Yearling heifers in the medium weight category reached 350¢ and averaged 324.3¢, up 18¢/kg. Those in the heavy weight category to slaughter returned 318.1¢ for C3 grades and 302.2¢ for D3 lines, up 11¢ and 10¢/kg, respectively.

Heavy weight C3 grown steers averaged 331.1¢, up 15¢, while their grown heifer counterparts gained 13¢ to average 285.8¢/kg.

Cows to processors made 220.8¢ for medium weights and 264¢ for heavy weights to be 28¢ and 17¢/kg dearer, respectively. Dairy cows reached 269.6¢ and averaged 249.9¢ to be 16¢/kg dearer.

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

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