Casino Cattle Report: Numbers down this week
NUMBERS were down again this week for a yarding of 648 cattle on Wednesday.
More than 500 young cattle were sold, consisting of a good supply of both light and medium weight vealers, along with a few pens of yearlings.
Quality was fairly mixed, with several pens of well-finished cattle off crop and supplementary fed, however there was a fair number of plain cattle through the sale.
The market was stronger, with vealers selling 6c/kg dearer and more in places. Best of the light veal sold from 271c to 285c, while medium weights ranged from 270c to 288c to average 278c and butcher vealers sold to a top of 304.2c/kg.
Restocker vealer steers met stronger demand selling to a top of 309c/kg. An odd pen of supplementary fed trade yearlings were offered and met keen demand, with the yearling steers selling to a top of 309.2c and the heifers sold to 301.2c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows and a few pens of grown heifers.
There were several pens of good yielding cows and heifers offered in a much stronger market.
Heifers sold to a top of 267c/kg.
The cow market improved by 20c to 30c for medium and heavy cows and plain cows were 15c/kg dearer.
Medium weight cows averaged 250c, while heavy cows ranged from 247c to 280c/kg.