Stanley Vale Merino Stud - News & Views

NSW weekly cattle summary

Numbers decrease

Cattle consignments in NSW slipped by 2%, week-on-week, for a total of 19,148 head.

Wagga increased by 14%, to pen 2,350 head, while Tamworth yarded similar consignments, for a total of 1,505 cattle CTLX added 9% to its total, at 1,525 head, while Scone lost 18% and penned 851 cattle Inverell yarded similar numbers, at 1,031 head, while Gunnedah throughput slipped 35%, to total 1,520 cattle Singleton increased by 14%, to total 840 head, with Armidale lifting by 32%, for 504 cattle Forbes slipped 11%, for 1,451 cattle, while Moss Vale added 22%, to yard 701 head Casino increased 10%, to total 1,370 head, as Dubbo lifted by 6%, to pen 5,500 cattle

Prices firm to dearer

The medium weight vealer steers returning to the paddock averaged 11¢ dearer, with the bulk at 328¢ and the best reaching 354¢/kg. The vealer heifers remained firm to 5¢ dearer, to sell from 269¢ to 311¢/kg.

The medium weight yearling steers to the lotfeeder orders sold 2¢ to 10¢ dearer, to mostly make from 325¢ to 334¢, with the best reaching 346¢/kg. The heavier end the same orders slipped 2¢ to 3¢/kg. The bulk of the unfinished yearling heifers trended 2¢ to 4¢ dearer, making around the 301¢ to 310¢ range, and the best reached 339¢/kg. The prime conditioned younger cattle to the butchers sold firm, with the best reaching 384¢/kg.

The heavy weight grown steers suitable for slaughter eased 2¢ to 7¢, making from 260¢ to 345¢/kg. The plainer 2 score cows sold 4¢ dearer, to average 221¢, while the better covered 3 and 4 scores eased 3c to 5c, to range from  218c to 286c/kg. The heavy weight bulls topped at 314c/kg.

Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA reported saleyards.



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