Wednesday 17 October 2012
Throughput at Warrnambool lifted slightly with some good quality young cattle yarded. Heavy C3 vealer steers topped at 205¢ to average 197¢ while the better quality heavy yearling steers sold from 195¢ to 206¢/kg. Heavy C3 yearling heifers lifted 7¢ on average to settle on 186¢ while the majority of the heavy grown steers sold from 178¢ to 192¢/kg. Light D3 grown heifers finished on 150¢, back 12¢ while light D1 dairy cows eased 3¢ on 106¢/kg. Medium D1 dairy cows were steady on 112¢/kg.
Numbers at casino were steady with some good lines of vealers yarded. Medium C2 vealer steers to slaughter ranged from 201¢ to 214¢, while light vealer heifers topped at 214¢ to average 208¢/kg. Light yearling steers finished on 177¢, while light D2 cows lifted 11¢ on average 110¢/kg. Medium D3 cows were slightly stronger settling on 140¢/kg.
Consignments at Dalby increased as the dry spring conditions continue across the state. Calves to restock orders were generally cheaper as C2 lines averaged around 190¢/kg. Vealer heifers were generally unchanged on 204¢ while light yearling steers returning to the paddock settled on 199¢/kg. Medium weight C2’s to feed were 7¢ cheaper on 191¢ while the heavy weights C3 lines sold from 176¢ to 191¢/kg. Light yearling C2 heifer to restockers eased 3¢ to settle on 185¢ while heavy C3’s to slaughter topped at 185¢ to make 174¢/kg. Heavy C4 grow steers were 2¢ dearer on 187¢ while bullocks were relatively firm on 186¢/kg. Light C4 grown heifers were steady on 170¢ while medium D4 cows lifted 3¢ to average 147¢/kg. Heavy D4 cows made from 143¢ to 160¢/kg.
At the conclusion of Wednesday’s market’s the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) eased a further 1.50¢ on 351¢/kg cwt. The trade steer indicator eased 1¢ on 195¢, while feeder steers were unchanged on 188¢/kg. Medium steers were back 1¢ on 181¢ as heavy steer were firm on 187¢/kg. Medium cows finished on 133¢/kg.
Numbers at CTLX were slightly reduced with fewer lambs yarded with the quality generally plain. Light 2 score young lambs were 15¢ stronger averaging 379¢, while young 3 score trade weight lambs lifted 4¢ on 408¢/kg. Light weight 2 score old lambs sold from 306¢ to 352¢ while heavy 4 score old lamb’s averaged 377¢/kg. Light merino 1 Score ewes averaged 135¢/kg cwt.
At the close of Wednesday’s market the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was up 7¢ on 420¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs were unchanged on yesterday’s levels at 312¢, while light lambs lost 4¢ on 363¢/kg. The trade lamb indicator was firm on 378¢ while heavy lambs were relatively unchanged on 382¢/kg. Mutton lifted 1¢ on 159¢/kg cwt.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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