Tamworth’s throughput increased by 22% with a significant yarding of supplementary fed cattle.
Light yearling steers to restock eased 2¢ to average 218¢ while feeders secured medium weights from 190¢ to 221¢/kg.
Light C2 yearling heifers saw increased demand to top at 206¢ to make 185¢ while medium C3’s for feed varied from 193¢ to 209¢/kg.
Light grown D2 steers remained relatively firm on 140¢ with the C3 heifer portion to slaughter averaging 173¢/kg. Heavy D4 cows lifted 5¢ to settle on 144¢/kg.
Wagga recorded a 16% increase with mixed quality offered across all grades.
Heavy B2 vealer steers topped at 237¢ to make 229¢/kg while medium weight vealer heifers to feed settled on 201¢/kg. Medium C2 yearling steers to feed remained unchanged on 203¢, with feeders taking the majority of the heavy weights from 185¢ to 205¢/kg.
Heavy yearling C3 heifers eased 7¢ to settle on 184¢ while the heavy grown steer portion to slaughter ranged from 178¢ to 206¢/kg. Heavy grown heifers eased 1¢ on 177¢ while heavy D4 beef cows lost 4¢ to average 147¢/kg.
Numbers at Toowoomba were higher with a mixed selection of young cattle. Calves to restock varied from 186¢ to 214¢ while C2 vealer heifers lifted 5¢ to average 207¢/kg.
Heavy yearling steers to slaughter eased 8¢ to settle on 189¢ while medium weight C3 heifers topped at 218¢ to make 202¢/kg. Heavy grown steers remained firm on 181¢ with light D1 cows settling on 103¢/kg.
At the close of Mondays markets the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) made 384.75¢ back 1.50¢/kg cwt. The trade steer indicator eased slightly on 214¢ while medium steers lifted 1¢ to make 184¢/kg lwt. Heavy steers were unchanged on 188¢ with the medium cow indicator firm on 137¢/kg lwt. Feeder steers remained steady on 209¢/kg lwt.
Numbers remained similar at Dubbo and greater percentages of Merino lambs were penned. Trade weight young lambs were 8¢ to 20¢ dearer to average around 463¢/kg cwt. Light 2 score Merino lambs were 22¢ stronger on 353¢/kg cwt.
Trade 3 score lambs were 21¢ higher on 375¢, while heavy 3 score Merino lambs were 38¢ dearer on 364¢/kg cwt. Extra heavy 3 score lambs to slaughter were 7¢ higher on 381¢/kg cwt. Medium weight 2 and 3 score Merino ewes were cheaper on 240¢/kg cwt.
Consignments decreased at Bendigo and quality was mixed. Young trade weight 3 score lambs were 14¢ cheaper on 466¢/kg cwt.
Trade weight 3 score old lambs to slaughter were 22¢ higher on 391¢/kg cwt. Heavy 4 score lambs to processor orders were 12¢ dearer on 388¢, while extra heavy 4 score lambs settled around 386¢/kg cwt.
Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes were 57¢ lower on 237¢/kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Monday’s markets the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was 19¢ lower on 356¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs gained 13¢ to 342¢, while light lambs were 2¢ higher on 369¢/kg cwt.
Trade lambs lifted 7¢ to 420¢, while heavy lambs were 4¢ stronger on 396¢/kg cwt. The mutton indicator finished 7¢ lower on 262¢/kg cwt.
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