Toowoomba’s throughput was back 36% with a mixed quality yarding. Medium C2 yearling steers to feed eased 8¢ on 199¢ while light yearling heifers to feed were unchanged on 194¢/kg. The limited heavy grown steers sold cheaper to average 166¢ while medium D1 cows to dairy topped at 110¢ to make 105¢/kg.
Numbers at Wagga lifted as the dryer weather assisted in the increased yarding. Medium vealer steers to restock topped at 210¢ to make 209¢ while the B muscled heifer portion to slaughter averaged 221¢/kg. Medium yearling steers to feed topped at 198¢ to average 191¢ while the C2 medium weight heifers to feeder buyers ranged from 169¢ to 190¢/kg. Heavy grown steers averaged 186¢ back 10¢ while heavy D4 cows sold from 139¢ to 156¢ to average 143¢/kg.
Throughput at Tamworth was reduced with competition between buyers subdued. Light yearling heifers to slaughter averaged 209¢ while medium weight yearling steers made from 174¢ to 200¢/kg. Yearling heifers to restock eased 3¢ on 195¢ while heavy C4 grown steers settled on 184¢, back 9¢/kg. The majority of light grown heifers made from 145¢ to 187¢, while D4 heavy beef cows eased 6¢ to average 136¢/kg.
At the close of Monday’s market the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) settled on 358¢ back 2.25¢/kg cwt. The trade steer indicator lost 2¢ on 201¢ while medium steers were relatively unchanged on 181¢/kg. Heavy steers were firm on 187¢ while the medium cow indicator eased slightly by 1¢ to make 134¢/kg. Feeder steers were back 3¢ on 188¢/kg.
Quality remained mixed at Dubbo and numbers slipped. Trade weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter were 5¢ lower on 419¢/kg cwt. Light 2 score old Merino lambs were 20¢ cheaper on 272¢, while trade weight 2 score old lambs to slaughter were 15¢ lower on 342¢/kg cwt. Heavy 4 score old lambs to processors were 25¢ cheaper on 363¢kg cwt. Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes were 20¢ lower on 195¢/kg cwt.
Consignments eased and quality was mixed at Bendigo. Light 2 score restocker young lambs were 1¢ higher on 430¢/kg cwt. Trade weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter were 9¢ dearer on 409¢/kg cwt. Trade weight old Merino lambs were 10¢ lower on 314¢kg cwt. Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes were 53¢ cheaper on 189¢kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Monday’s markets the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was 1¢ lower on 397¢kg cwt. Merino lambs lost 2¢ to 296¢, while light lambs gained 3¢ to 343¢/kg cwt. Trade lambs increased 4¢ to 389¢, while heavy lambs decreased 4¢ to 389¢/kg cwt. The mutton indicator finished 9¢ lower on 194¢/kg cwt.
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