This week, there was a slight lift in the quality of wholesale beef, particularly yearling carcases.
Demand for whole carcases was steady and prices held firm.
The broken trade was not as strong, with rumps and loins selling 10¢ to 20¢/kg cwt cheaper week-on-week.
This was offset by a dearer trend on butts.
There was a strong price floor for most carton sales which held firm on last week.
Boxed blade and chuck were stronger gaining 10¢/kg cwt on average.
There was a mixed selection of lambs offered, with good clearances on all carcases.
The best quality medium and heavyweights held firm, while the plainer lines eased between 10¢ and 20¢/kg cwt on last week.
Demand for broken cuts was strong enough to hold prices for these cuts fully firm.
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