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Cattle Indicator Lifts 4.25 Cents, Wednesday

25 July 2013

AUSTRALIA - Lower numbers were recorded through Casino, Dalby and Warrnambool lifting the Easter Young Cattle Indicator 4.25 cents on Wednesday

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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