Stanley Vale Merino Stud - News & Views

NSW weekly cattle summary

Rain decreases numbers

Cattle consignments in NSW decreased by 41% week-on-week, for a total of 15,279 head.

Wagga penned similar numbers, at 2,800 head, while Tamworth slipped by 30%, to total 1,513 cattle CTLX decreased by 40%, for a total of 1,200 head, while Scone penned only 447 cattle Inverell more than halved its total, at 550 cattle, and Gunnedah lost large numbers, for 900 head Singleton halved, to total 450 head, while Armidale nearly doubled its consignments, at 630 head Forbes lost 26%, for 1,325 cattle, while Moss Vale slipped to pen 484 head Casino decreased 26%, to total 1,330 head, and Dubbo slipped 42%, to pen 3,650 cattle

Lower numbers lift prices

The medium weight vealer steers returning to the paddock improved 16¢, averaging 320¢ after reaching 360¢/kg. The vealer heifers trended 7¢ to 10¢ dearer, to sell from 250¢ to 306¢/kg.

The medium and heavy weight yearling steers to the lot feeder orders sold firm to 3¢ dearer, to average from 322¢ to 325¢, with the best reaching 356¢/kg. The bulk of the unfinished yearling heifers trended marginally higher in price, making around the 290¢ to 315¢/kg range. The prime conditioned younger cattle to the butchers continued to sell at record levels, with the best reaching 373¢/kg.

The heavy weight grown steers suitable for slaughter again sold to strong competition, with the majority making from 302¢ to 329¢, with the best topping at 379¢/kg.

The plainer cows sold 5¢ dearer, with the 2 scores averaging 219¢/kg. The better finished heavier weights sold firm to 3¢ dearer, to range from 209¢ to 282¢, while heavy weight bulls reached 318¢/kg.

Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) reported saleyards



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