Wednesday daily cattle summary
09 September 2015
Roma Store numbers increased 55%, to 7,831 head, with a large amount drawn from western districts. The usual buyers were in attendance and operated across all classes. Feeder operators and export processors competed directly on medium and heavy grown steers, resulting in a dearer price trend.
- Light C2 yearling restocker steers eased 2¢, averaging 313¢/kg
- Similar weight D2 yearling heifers to the same orders jumped 16¢, averaging 297¢/kg
- Heavy C3 grown feeder steers improved 15¢, averaging 295¢/kg
- Light D1 restocker cows averaged 197¢/kg
Throughput at CTLX increased 9%, to 1,525 head, with a mixed level of quality offered. Not all the usual buyers competed. Prime trade cattle, grown steers and bullocks were in limited supply. A reasonable offering of cows were seen and most young cattle sold to similar rates.
- Medium C2 yearling feeder steers improved 2¢, averaging 336¢/kg
- Medium C3 yearling heifers to slaughter eased 1¢, to average 320¢/kg
- Medium D3 cows to slaughter also slipped 1¢, averaging 241¢/kg
NVLX Wodonga consignments decreased 20%, to 1,200 head. Quality improved week-on-week across all categories, with a better selection of supplementary fed and crop finished yearlings on offer. The usual combination of domestic and export buyers were in operation, but demand noticeably weakened for the limited supply of grown steers and bullocks.
- Heavy C2 yearling feeder steers jumped 4¢, averaging 332¢/kg
- Heavy C3 yearling feeder heifers improved 2¢, averaging 329¢ and selling to 344¢/kg
- Heavy C3 grown steers dropped 11¢, averaging 322¢/kg
At the close of Tuesday’s markets:
- The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) settled at 579.00¢, up 0.75¢/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day
- Trade steers averaged 319¢, back 2¢/kg lwt
- Feeder steers averaged 315¢, back 2¢/kg lwt
- Medium steers averaged 300¢, up 8¢/kg lwt
- Heavy steers averaged 311¢/kg, back 4¢/kg lwt
- Medium cows averaged 240¢, up 1¢/kg lwt
Note: All yardings and prices referenced are from MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) reported saleyards.
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