Wednesday 03 October 2012
The livestock trade
Numbers reduced by 23% at Dalby and a full panel of buyers were present. Light weight yearling steers to restock were 2¢ lower on 212¢, while heavy yearling steers to feed were unchanged to average 191¢/kg. Light yearling heifers to slaughter were 5¢ lower on 191¢/kg. Heavy grown steers were 1¢ higher on 183¢, while heavy cows to processors were 2¢ lower on 148¢/kg.
Numbers lifted at Casino with more young cattle yarded. Medium weight vealer steers were 1¢ lower on 209¢, while medium weight vealer heifers were unchanged to average 210¢/kg. Medium weight cows to slaughter were 6¢ cheaper on 133¢/kg.
There was a small increase in numbers at Warrnambool although quality remains plain. Heavy yearling steers to slaughter were 9¢ higher on 188¢/kg. Heavy grown steers to processors were unchanged on 184¢/kg. Medium weight dairy cows were 8¢ cheaper on 111¢/kg.
At the conclusion of Wednesday’s markets the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) was 1.25¢ lower on 359.75¢/kg cwt. Trade steers were 1¢ lower on 212¢, while feeder steers lost 2¢ to 191¢/kg lwt. Medium and heavy steers both gained 1¢ to 181¢ and 185¢/kg lwt respectively. Medium cows were firm on 131¢/kg lwt.
Consignments remain low at CTLX and quality was mixed. Trade weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter were 22¢ higher on 431¢/kg cwt. Trade weight 2 score old lambs to processors were 5¢ cheaper on 309¢/kg cwt. Heavy 3 score old lambs lost 25¢ to 325¢/kg cwt. Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes averaged 197¢/kg cwt.
Supply still remains low at Hamilton although the number of lambs yarded lifted. Light weight 3 score old lambs to slaughter were 3¢ dearer on 340¢/kg cwt. Trade weight 3 score old lambs to processors were 3¢ higher on 339¢/kg cwt. Light weight 2 score Merino ewes were 2¢ higher on 122¢/kg cwt.
At the conclusion of Wednesday’s markets the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was 8¢ higher on 408¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs lifted 1¢ to 308¢, while light lambs gained 4¢ to 366¢/kg cwt. Trade and heavy lambs were both unchanged on 392¢ and 389¢/kg cwt respectively. The mutton indicator finished 1¢ higher on 172¢/kg cwt.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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