Cattle Numbers Edge Higher

AUSTRALIA - National cattle throughput at Meat and Livestock Australia's NLRS reported physical markets increased four per cent compared with last week, but remained 19 per cent lower year-on-year.
calendar icon 25 July 2011
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Meat & Livestock Australia

Rain in western Queensland impacted offerings last week, while the return to dry weather saw the weekly Longreach sale held. This helped Queensland throughput increase six per cent, despite lower yardings at Roma and Dalby.

NSW supply was firm on last week, with yardings later in the week mainly smaller. Numbers were up at Wagga and Tamworth, while cold conditions limited turn off on the Central Tablelands.

Yardings across Victoria varied, with some selling centres still managing to supply a good amount of stock despite the cold, wet and windy conditions. South Australia numbers increased 32 per cent, with all markets having more cattle penned. Western Australia yardings almost doubled, mainly due to the inclusion of the fortnightly Great Southern market.

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