Thursday daily livestock summary

US - There was a significant reduction in numbers for the final sale of the year at Dalby. Quality overall was good; however there was a tapering off to plain and light condition in a number of consignments. Wholesalers and butchers lifted rates on yearlings by 2¢ to 9¢, whilst processors lifted cow rates 7¢ to 14¢/kg.
calendar icon 12 December 2006
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The yarding at Casino was reduced for the last sale of the year with young cattle making up the bulk of the yarding. Heavy vealers and yearlings met strong butcher demand to sell 10¢/kg dearer. However, light vealers were down by 5¢ to 7¢/kg. Light cows held firm, while medium and heavy cows were down by 10¢/kg.

At Korumburra there was more competition and stronger demand from all of the buyers, for all categories. This saw higher prices paid, which saw some very good results throughout the sale. Most steers and heifers were 5¢ to 10¢ higher, while all classes of bullocks were 7¢ to 11¢/kg dearer. Cow prices were mostly 11¢ to 22¢/kg dearer.

The EYCI had dropped 13.5¢ from last week to finish Wednesday to 280.25¢/kg cwt. Japan Ox gained 2¢ to 158¢ with US cow losing 3¢ to finish at 93¢/kg.

Hamilton demand opened stronger but prices cheapened as the sale progressed. Overall prices averaged firm selling to processors and slightly easier for restockers. Trade young lambs sold from $55 to $85/head with earlier sales the best. Heavy lambs were mainly 3 scores and sold from $83 to $89/head.

After Wednesday sales prices were very mixed for the eastern states indicators. Restockers lifted 24¢ with light lambs firm at 224¢ and 220¢/kg cwt respectively. Merino and trade lambs lost 12¢ and 5¢ to stand at 178¢ and 289¢/kg cwt respectively. Heavy lambs and mutton lost 9¢ and 11¢ to finish at 297¢ and 38¢/kg cwt.

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