Cattle Indicator Lifts 4.25 Cents, Wednesday

AUSTRALIA - Lower numbers were recorded through Casino, Dalby and Warrnambool lifting the Easter Young Cattle Indicator 4.25 cents on Wednesday
calendar icon 25 July 2013
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Consignments at Casino declined with the majority of the yarding being dominated by young cattle. Light weight vealer steers to restock sold 2¢ cheaper averaging 170¢, while medium weights to slaughter sold from 153¢ to 182¢/kg. Medium weight vealer heifers to process improved 6¢ to range from 146¢ to 187¢/kg.

Throughput at Dalby was halved due to scattered showers across the supply area with prices firm to slightly dearer. Light yearling steers to restock sold 11¢ to 16¢/kg dearer, while feeder buyers paid from 154¢ to 173¢/kg for heavy C2 lines.

Light yearling heifers returning to the paddock ranged from 110¢ to 137¢/kg. Heavy grown steers sold 5¢ dearer averaging 150¢, while D3 light grown heifers ranged from 125¢ to 135¢/kg. Medium D1 and 2 score cows sold 5¢ to 6¢ dearer averaging 88¢ and 104¢/kg, while heavy D4 lines averaged 127¢ up 5¢/kg.

Consignment eased slightly at Warrnambool with the majority of the yarding consisting of export cattle. Heavy vealer heifers average 165¢, while light yearling heifers to process sold from 142¢ to 170¢/kg.

Medium weight D1 dairy cows sold 7¢ dearer averaging 126¢, while poor quality lines averaged 112¢, unchanged on last week. Heavy D1 dairy cows sold from 130¢ to 137¢/kg, while D3 beef lines sold from 145¢ to 170¢/kg.

At the close of Wednesday’s markets the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) lifted 4.25¢ on 327.25¢/kg cwt. Trades steers were relatively unchanged on 196¢, while medium steers slipped 4¢ on 166¢/kg.

Both the heavy steer and medium cow indicators were unchanged on 181¢ and 128¢/kg respectively. Feeder steers lifted 2¢ on average to finish on 186¢/kg.

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