Cattle numbers up but market weaker at Casino sale
NUMBERS increased 145 to 1862 cattle for Casino’s weekly sale on Wednesday.
About 1300 young cattle were sold, consisting of a good supply of medium-weight vealers and a few more light weights, while yearlings were in smaller numbers.
Quality of the young cattle was fairly good, although there were several pens of plain cattle through the sale.
The market was weaker, with the best of the light veal selling from 260-305c/kg, while medium weights sold from 190-314c/kg to average 305c. Heavy vealer sold to 300c/kg.
Restocker vealer steers were affected the most, falling by 20c to 30c/kg and ranging from 286-253c/kg for light weight steers.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of a good supply of cows and a few pens of grown steers and heifers.
Bullocks and steers were back by 10c, selling to a top of 265c/kg, and heifers sold to 253c/kg. The cow market was 4-10c cheaper for the medium and heavy weights, while light cows were up to 20c/kg cheaper. Medium weight cows averaged 211c and heavy cows sold to 226c/kg.