WA weekly cattle summary

15 October 2015

Supplies ease  

WA cattle supply dropped 6%week-on-week, totalling 4,484 head, as Boyanup continued its large yardings, increasing to 930 head.  

  • Muchea consignments dipped 13%, at  2,350 head
  • Mt Barker supply fell 5%, to 1,204 head.

Prices trend lower

Medium weight C3 vealer steers to feed averaged 336¢, while C2 vealer heifers to feed fell 18¢ to average 283¢/kg.

Light weight C2 yearling steers to feed were 3¢ cheaper on 317¢, while Medium weight C2 lines to feed were 3¢ dearer on 300¢/kg. Light weight pastoral C2 yearling heifers average 185¢/kg.

The WYCI is back 82¢ week-on-week to 492¢/kg cwt.

Medium weight C3 grown steers to feed eased 8¢, to average 282¢/kg.

Light weight E2 pastoral cows averaged 129¢, while heavy weight D3 lines dropped 14¢ to 186¢/kg.

Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA’s reported saleyards.

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