Total national throughput declined by 13% week-on-week at markets reported by MLA’s NLRS.
Queensland experienced the largest decline due to Roma store sale yarding 37% less cattle.
NSW yardings went back by 21% with reductions experienced at Gunnedah, Wagga and Forbes.
SA also yarded fewer cattle while Victoria was the only state to show an increase in throughput.
The majority of yardings still remain plain however the presents of better quality supplementary and crop fed cattle are maintaining price levels.
There were good numbers of well finished cattle reported at Forbes, Scone and Wodonga.
The regular buyers were in attendance and operating across most selling centres.
At the close of Tuesday’s market the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) was back by 1.75¢ on last week’s levels to settle on 376.75¢/kg cwt.
The trade steer indicator suffered the largest decline back 5¢ to settle on 209¢/kg.
Medium steers faced increased competition from buyers to be 5¢ higher on 189¢ while Heavy steers lifted a further 7¢ to make 191¢/kg. Medium cows remained relatively firm on 134¢ while feeder steers eased 3¢ on 204¢/kg.
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