Wednesday daily cattle summary

25 November 2015

Roma Store yardings gained 62% week-on-week, to 7,400 head. Consignments were drawn from a large area including lines from Alice Springs. The usual buying group was in attendance along with a number of extra restocking buyers. Despite the increased numbers, all categories sold to a dearer trend.

  • Light weight C2 vealer steers to restockers gained 8¢ to average362¢/kg lwt
  • Medium weight D2 yearling heifers to feed fell 25¢, averaging 314¢/kg lwt
  • Medium weight C3 grown steers to feed increased 2¢, averaging 311¢/kg lwt
  • Medium D3 cows to slaughter were back 1¢, to 239¢/kg lwt

Throughput at CTLX lifted 11% week-on-week, to 3,025 head. Quality was mixed, with a number of yearling cattle lines in store condition. A full field of buyers attended although a large export order did not operate.

  • Light weight C2 yearling steers to feed jumped 22¢ to 336¢/kg lwt
  • Light weight C2 yearling heifers to restockers were up 22¢ to 302¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy weight C3 grown steers to slaughter increased 18¢, to average 296¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy weight D3 cows to slaughter dipped 5¢ to 244¢/kg lwt

NVLX Wodonga consignments slipped 5% week-on-week, to 2,900 head. Excellent lines of cattle were available across all categories. The market was stable for the usual buyers in attendance, with not all feedlot buyers operating.

  • Heavy weight B2 vealer steers to slaughter fell 3¢ averaging 315¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy weight C2 yearling steers to feed were down 5¢ to 305/kg lwt
  • Heavy weight C3 yearling heifers to slaughter dropped 7¢ to 278¢/kg lwt
  • Heavy weight C3 grown steers to slaughter decreased 10¢ averaging 284¢/kg lwt

At the close of Tuesday’s markets:

  • The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) closed at 591.75¢, back 0.75¢/kg cwt on the previous day
  • Trade steers averaged 303¢, back 3¢/kg lwt
  • Medium steers averaged 292¢/kg lwt, steady
  • Heavy steers averaged 292¢/kg lwt, steady
  • Medium cows averaged 237¢/kg lwt, steady
  • Feeder steers averaged 328¢, gaining 3¢/kg lwt

For the full list of cattle market reports, please click here.

Note: All yardings and prices referenced are from MLA reported saleyards

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