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Tuesday Daily Livestock Markets

19 October 2010
Meat & Livestock Australia

AUSTRALIA - At Toowoomba Elders numbers lifted after a small yarding last week. Lightweight yearling steers to feeders averaged 213¢ as the medium weights made around 204¢/kg, reports Meat and Livestock Australia.

Light and medium weight heifers to slaughter averaged between 185¢ and 206¢ with the heavyweights around 174¢/kg. Grown steer and bullocks averaged 184¢ to 186¢ with medium cows easing 2¢ to 141¢/kg.

There was a reduced offering at Tamworth with cattle in varying degrees of finish. Lightweight yearling steers to feed and restock averaged 4¢ cheaper between 201¢ and 208¢, the heifer portion were firm to slightly dearer around 190¢/kg. Heavyweight grown steers eased 3¢ to 177¢ and cows were back 1¢ to 6¢, medium weights around 140¢ and heavyweights averaging147¢/kg.

Numbers decreased substantially at Wagga due to flooding in the supply area. Medium weight yearling steers to feed eased 7¢ to 191¢ and heavyweights were steady around 190¢/kg. Medium heifers to feed were firm at 184¢ as the heavyweights eased 4¢ to 7¢ averaging around 172¢/kg. Heavyweight grown steers were 3¢ cheaper at 176¢ and heavy cows were firm on 150¢/kg.

At the close of Monday’s markets the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) was 5.75¢ cheaper than last week on 364.50¢/kg cwt. The trade steer indicator was down 5¢ at 192¢ and feeder steers were back 1¢ to 193¢/kg lwt. Japan ox was 3¢ cheaper at 181¢ and medium cow settled on 140¢ to be down 1¢/kg lwt.

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