Roma prime throughput was relatively firm with prices not as strong as last week’s.
The majority of the better quality heavy grown steers topped at 183¢ to average 179¢ while bullocks made from 170¢ to 184¢/kg.
Light grown heifers eased in price to average around 154¢ while D3 medium cows sold from 121¢ to 139¢/kg.
Numbers at Dubbo slipped 13% with the yarding consisting predominately of yearlings and grown steers.
Light vealer steers to restock topped at 235¢ to make 229¢ while heavy yearling steers eased 3¢ to finish on 186¢/kg.
The majority of the grown heifers to slaughter sold from 155¢ to 178¢ as the bulk of the medium weight cows lost 8¢ on 126¢/kg.
Throughput at Bairnsdale was steady as the usual buyer group was present and operating.
Medium C2 vealer heifers topped at 215¢ while heavy C3 yearling steers ranged from 183¢ to 220¢ to average 196¢/kg.
Heavy yearling C3 heifers eased 6¢ on 181¢ while the majority of the heavy weight beef cows sold from 135¢ to 153¢/kg.
At the close of Thursday’s market the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) dropped a further 2¢ on 360.50¢/kg cwt.
The trade steer indicator lifted slightly to make 203¢ while medium steers lost 3¢ to settle on 180¢/kg.
Heavy steers followed a similar trend, back 2¢ to make 189¢ as medium cows remained relatively firm on 135¢/kg.
The feeder steer indicator eased 2¢ on 192¢/kg.
Numbers at Wagga were steady with quality across all grades mixed.
New season trade weight 3 score lambs were 55¢ cheaper on 395¢, while the heavy weights dropped 30¢ to average 425¢/kg cwt.
Trade weight old lambs to slaughter fell 67¢ on 382¢ while the majority of the heavy weights averaged 407¢/kg cwt.
Medium weight 2 score merino ewes finished on 152¢, back 74¢, while the 3 score lines made 181¢/kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Thursdays market the eastern states restocker lamb indicator eased 4¢ on 394¢ while merino lambs were unchanged on 298¢/kg cwt.
Light lambs lost 11¢ to settle on 341¢ while trade lambs declined a further 9¢ on 394¢/kg. Heavy lambs were unchanged on 399¢ while mutton dropped 13¢ to finish on 208¢/kg.
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