Wagga’s total yarding’s were back 16% as quality remains mixed across all grades.
Vealer steers to restock saw considerable demand lifting 20¢ to average 218¢, while the heifer portion ranged from 184¢ to 191¢/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers dropped 2¢ on 201¢, while medium yearling heifers to feed were back 7¢ averaging 184¢/kg. Heavy grown C3 steers topped at 198¢ to settle on 189¢ while D4 cows to processors lost 8¢ to average 136¢/kg.
Numbers at Tamworth dropped 37% however a good supply of young cattle were on hand.
Medium vealer steers to restockers lifted 15¢ to average 222¢, while the heifer portion topped at 204¢ averaging 194¢/kg.
Light yearling steers to feed lifted 3¢ on 199¢, while heifers to restock settled on 179¢ back 4¢/kg.
Medium grown steers lifted 2¢ on 177, while D2 medium cows ranged from 110¢ to 130¢/kg.
Toowoomba’s throughput remained firm with a mix of cattle across all categories. Yearling steers to feed varied from 197¢ to 211¢ to average 203¢, with light yearling heifers lifting 6¢ to settle on 196¢/kg.
Bullocks dominated the grown cattle market dropping 4¢ on 174¢, while heavy cows remained relatively firm on 142¢/kg.
At the close of Monday’s market the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) settled on 375.25¢/kg cwt. Most categories remained firm with trade steers averaging 202¢ and medium cow’s 130¢/kg.
Medium and feeder steers both lost 1¢ at average 182¢ and 198¢, while the heavy steer indicator lifted 1¢ on 182¢/kg.
Numbers slipped marginally at Dubbo and quality remained mixed. Light 2 score lambs to slaughter ranged from 356¢ to 406¢ to average 386¢/kg cwt.
Trade weight 3 score lambs were 11¢ stronger on 386¢, while heavy 4 score lambs were 10¢ dearer on 367¢/kg cwt. Extra heavy 4 score lambs were firm to settle on 352¢/kg cwt.
Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes were 36¢ cheaper on 261¢/kg cwt.
Total yarding’s declined at Bendigo with reasonable numbers of lightweights to restockers present. Light 2 score lambs sold from 364¢ to 480¢ to settle on 436¢/kg cwt.
Trade 3 score lambs were 23¢ dearer on 431¢, while heavy 3 score lambs were 6¢ higher on 412¢/kg cwt.
Extra heavy 4 score lambs fared the best to be up 32¢, to settle on 405¢/kg cwt. Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes were 42¢ stronger on 334¢/kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Monday’s markets the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was 10¢ lower on 385¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs eased 2¢, to 328¢, while light lambs gained 1¢ to settle on 384¢/kg cwt.
Trade lambs were 4¢ higher on 399¢, while heavy lambs were 2¢ dearer on 373¢/kg cwt. The mutton indicator finished 4¢ higher on 280¢/kg cwt.
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