WA weekly cattle summary

27 August 2015

Muchea supplies rise

WA cattle supply lifted 2% week-on-week, to 2,838 head.

  • Muchea supply helped to offset the decline in other markets, increasing 11% to 2,250 head
  • Yardings at Boyanup and Mount Barker decreased 28% and 22%, respectively, to 373 head and 215 head

Pastoral cattle again dominated the yarding at Muchea however there were more heifers and cows available. Live export buyers at Boyanup were not active due to already full orders, while some feeder buyers were not in attendance at Mount Barker.

Pastoral cattle dominate

Heavy weight C2 pastoral yearling steers were 5¢ dearer, at 295¢, while light weight D2 pastoral yearling heifers gained 9¢, to average 215¢/kg.

Light weight D2 grown steers lifted 4¢, to average 222¢/kg. Medium weight D2 pastoral grown steers were 5¢ cheaper, on 216¢, while the D3 lines gained 19¢, to average 246¢/kg. Medium weight D2 pastoral heifers lifted 14¢, to average 185¢, while medium weight D3 lines increased 14¢, to average 225¢/kg.

Light weight C1 pastoral bulls lifted 16¢, to average 313¢, while medium weight C2 pastoral lines eased 7¢, to settle on 233¢/kg.

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

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