Throughput at Tamworth increased slightly with young cattle well supplied.
Light vealer heifers ranged from 166¢ to 170¢, while light yearling steers to restock orders averaged 196¢/kg.
Light yearling C2 heifers to feed eased 9¢ on 162¢, while restockers paid from 140¢ to 176¢/kg.
Heavy grown C3 steers strengthened 10¢ on average settling on 188¢ while light weight C3 heifers to slaughter lost 3¢ on 166¢/kg. Medium D3 cows topped at 140¢ to make 133¢, while heavy D4’s were relatively firm on 143¢/kg.
Numbers at Toowoomba lifted due to the public holiday last week. Light yearling steers to feed eased 11¢ on 191¢ while the heavy weight C3’s sold from 175¢ to 185¢/kg. Light D2 yearling steers to slaughter topped at 175¢ to make 158¢, while heavy C4 grown steers were steady on last week’s prices averaging 182¢/kg. Light grown C4 heifers averaged 170¢, up 8¢, while heavy D4 cows ranged from 142¢ to 157¢/kg.
Wagga recorded a large increase in yardings with mixed quality present across all categories. Heavy vealer steers to feed averaged 192¢, while medium C2 heifers to slaughter settled on 203¢/kg.
Medium yearling steers to feed ranged from 175¢ to 196¢, averaging 185¢ while the heavy weights topped at 197¢ to make 188¢/kg. The majority of the medium yearling C2 heifers sold for 175¢ on average, while heavy weight C3 lines finished on 174¢/kg.
Heavy grown C3 steers eased 5¢ on 187¢, while light grown heifers to slaughter averaged 179¢, up 6¢/kg. Medium D3 cows were relatively firm on 127¢, while heavy D4 lines made from 132¢ to 146¢/kg.
At the conclusion of Monday’s market the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) dropped a further 4¢/kg to average 357.50¢/kg cwt. The trade steer indicator fell 6¢ to make 197¢, while feeder steers eased a further 2¢ on yesterday’s levels to make 190¢/kg.
Medium steers were steady on 184¢, while heavy steers eased 1¢ to finish on 187¢/kg. Medium cows were relatively firm on 133¢/kg.
Lamb numbers increased at Dubbo with 4200 new season lambs yarded. There were a large percentage of lightweights with trade and heavy weights also in good supply. Trade weight young lambs sold from $84 to $103/head or 405¢ to 412¢/kg cwt. Trade weight old lambs made from 328¢ to 347¢/kg cwt. Sheep numbers were higher however prices were down on average $2 to $5 with medium weights ranging from $32 to $55/head.
Lamb supply was lower at Bendigo and quality was mixed. All the usual buyers were in attendance and operating in a slightly dearer market. Trade weight young lambs made from $74 to $102/head or 340¢ to 420¢/kg cwt. Heavy young lambs made from $94 to $112/head or 357¢ to 416¢/kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Mondays markets the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was 3¢ lower on 400¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs were 12¢ back on 311¢, while light lambs eased 10¢ on 365¢/kg cwt. Trade lambs were unchanged on 377¢, while heavy lambs gained 2¢ to 380¢/kg cwt. The mutton indicator finished 1¢ higher on 164¢/kg cwt.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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