Throughput at Dubbo lifted by 37% as yearlings and heavy grown steers were in good supply.
Medium vealer heifers to slaughter were 9¢ cheaper averaging 190¢ while restockers paid from 160¢ to 196¢/kg for light weight yearling steers.
Feeder orders topped at 187¢ for C2 lines averaging 180¢ while heavy C3’s were back 2¢ on 188¢/kg. Medium C3 yearling heifers to restockers averaged 166¢, back 3¢, while C3’s to feed made from 146¢ to
Heavy grown C3 steers were back 10¢ on last week averaging 176¢, while light C3 heifers to slaughter sold for 152¢/kg on average. Medium D2 cows eased 4¢ on 120¢/kg.
Consignments at Roma prime reduced with prices firm to slightly dearer. Heavy C4 grown steers sold from 173¢ to 185¢, while bullocks were unchanged on last week’s prices averaging 180¢/kg.
The limited D4 grown heifers offered strengthened slightly to average 159¢/kg.
Medium weight D4 cows topped at 160¢ to be 4¢ higher on 152¢, while heavy weights predominantly sold from 137¢ to 154¢/kg.
At the close of Thursday’s markets the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) was unchanged on 353¢/kg cwt.
The trade steer indicator was back 1¢ on 193¢ while feeder steers remained steady on 186¢/kg lwt.
Medium steers recorded a reduction of 2¢ to make 179¢, while heavy steers finished on 185¢/kg lwt. The medium cow indicator was firm on 133¢/kg lwt.
Consignments reduced at Wagga and quality was mixed across most classes. Light weight 2 score restocker young lambs were 42¢ lower on 430¢/kg cwt.
Trade weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter were 20¢ cheaper on 375¢/kg cwt. Heavy weight 3 score young lambs to processors were 14¢ lower on 389¢/kg cwt.
Trade weight old 3 score lambs to slaughter were 31¢ cheaper on 350¢/kg cwt. Heavy weight 3 score Merino ewes were 24¢ cheaper to average 128¢/kg cwt.
Numbers decreased at the Bendigo sheep sale although demand remained strong. Young 3 score Merino ewes averaged 158¢/kg cwt.
Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes were 3¢ higher on 148¢/kg cwt. Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes were 6¢ cheaper on 141¢/kg cwt.
Heavy weight 4 score Merino ewes were 7¢ dearer on 143¢/kg cwt. Medium weight 3 score Merino wethers were 2¢ cheaper on 151¢/kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Thursday’s markets the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was 5¢ lower on 390¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs lost 2¢ to 301¢, while light lambs gained 3¢ to 349¢/kg cwt.
Trade lambs decreased 5¢ to 370¢, while heavy lambs were 4¢ lower on 376¢/kg cwt. The mutton indicator finished 1¢ higher on 152¢/kg cwt.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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