Friday Daily Livestock Report

AUSTRALIA - Numbers declined at Roma with the quality good to useful, the regular buyers seemed a bit more conservative than recent weeks.
calendar icon 22 October 2010
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Meat & Livestock Australia

Yearling steers were firm at 181¢ as the heavyweight heifers made around 163¢/kg. Heavyweight grown steers and bullocks averaged similar to last week around 179¢ with cows between 150¢ and 153¢/kg.

Consignments were similar at Dubbo with quality mixed. Medium weight yearling steers to feed eased 2¢ to 194¢ and the heavyweights averaged 189¢/kg. Heavyweight yearling heifers gained 3¢ to average 176¢/kg. Heavyweight grown steers and bullocks were 3¢ to 6¢ cheaper around 173¢/kg. Cows were down 4¢ to 6¢ with the heavyweights between 140¢ and 143¢/kg.

Supply was steady at Bairnsdale demand was solid across most grades except for some over conditioned bullocks which sold to limited competition. Medium weight vealer heifers averaged 201¢ and heavyweight yearling steers averaged 184¢ as the heifers made around 170¢/kg. Heavyweight grown steers averaged 181¢ as the heavy cows made around 145¢/kg.

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) finished Thursday 1.25¢ higher than last week at 365.75¢/kg cwt. The trade steer indicator was 5¢ cheaper on 189¢ and feeder steers were 2¢ down at 194¢/kg lwt. Japan ox eased 1¢ to 180¢ and medium cow finished 3¢ back on 138¢/kg lwt.

Numbers were up significantly at Wagga with 14 000 more lambs yarded. Trade weight 3 scores averaged from 458¢ to 496¢/kg cwt or $116 to $122/head. Heavyweights eased $2 to average $129/head. Medium weight Merino ewes averaged between $80 and $100/head or around 340¢ to 380¢/kg cwt.

The yarding was up and Bendigo and so was quality. Medium weight merino ewes in 2 score condition averaged $80 with the 3 scores around $91 or 362¢/kg cwt. Heavyweight first cross and Merino ewes made around $102/head. Medium weight Merino wethers were firm on $81/head.

The Eastern states restocker lamb indicator finished 3¢ lower for the week on 526¢/kg cwt. Merino lambs were 11¢ dearer at 416¢ and light lambs gained 18¢ to 472¢/kg cwt. Trade lambs were 7¢ dearer on 484¢ and heavy lambs gained 3¢ to 465¢/kg cwt. Mutton remained steady on 357¢/kg cwt.

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