Numbers at Roma prime were down after a larger than usual sale last week. Heavy D3 yearling heifers lifted slightly too average 166¢, while the majority of the better quality grown steers sold from 174¢ to 183¢ to average 180¢/kg. Light D3 grown heifers to slaughter topped at 164¢, while medium weight D3 cows eased 4¢ to settle on 129¢/kg.
Throughput at Dubbo was steady as the usual buyers competed in a generally cheaper market. Medium vealer steers to restock strengthened to average 191¢, while C2 heifers to slaughter topped at 208¢ to make 178¢/kg. Medium yearling steers to feed lifted 2¢ on 187¢, while heavy weight C3 heifers were up 6¢ to finish on 184¢/kg. Heavy C2 grown steers ranged from 155¢ to 184¢, while C3 heifers to slaughter averaged 171¢/kg. Medium weight D2 cows eased 8¢ on 118¢, while heavy D3’s range in price from 134¢ to 142¢/kg.
Bairnsdale’s yarding was back 38% with a mixed quality yarding. Heavy C3 yearling steers were steady on 198¢, while the heifer portion eased 2¢ on 179¢/kg. The limited grown steers averaged 186¢, while light D1 dairy cows were firm on 111¢/kg. Heavy beef cows ranged from 140¢ to 149¢/kg.
At the conclusion of Thursday’s markets the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) lifted 1¢ to settle on 361.50¢/kg cwt. The trade steer indicator was unchanged on 203¢, while medium steers eased 1¢ on 184¢/kg lwt. The heavy steer indicator slipped 1¢ on 183¢, while medium cows were relatively steady on 132¢/kg lwt. The feeder steer indicator strengthened to 191¢/kg lwt.
There was a decrease in numbers at Wagga and quality was good across all new season trade categories. Light 3 score young lambs were 15¢ higher on 411¢, while trade weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter were 7¢ dearer on 428¢/kg cwt. Light 2 score old Merino lambs lost 80¢ to average 273¢, while trade weight 3 score old lambs to slaughter were 1¢ lower on 381¢/kg cwt. Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes were unchanged to settle on 153¢/kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Thursday’s market the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was unchanged on 388¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs decreased 6¢ to 289¢, while light lambs lost 2¢ to 344¢/kg cwt. Trade lambs gained 3¢ to 390¢, while heavy lambs were 4¢ lower on 375¢/kg cwt. The mutton indicator finished 1¢ lower on 181¢/kg cwt.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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