Cattle prices rise at Casino

THERE were 1600 cattle yarded for the weekly sale at Casino on Wednesday, down 300 head week-on-week.

About 1300 young cattle were sold, consisting of a good supply of light and medium weight vealers, with a few more light weights this week, along with several pens of yearlings.

The quality of the young cattle was mixed, including some good runs of well- finished vealers, a fair number of plain cattle and several lines of well-bred steers and heifers through the sale.

The market was stronger again this week, with vealers to slaughter selling 7c/kg dearer. Best of the light veal sold to a top of 350c.kg, while medium weights ranged from 335-362c/kg to average 340c/kg.

Restocker cattle continued to sell on a dearer market, with restocker vealer steers selling 20-40c/kg dearer, ranging from 331-447c/kg for light weights.

Restocker vealer heifers gained 15-20c/kg, topping at 369c/kg.

Trade yearling steers sold to 358c/kg and restockers topped at 376c/kg.

The export cattle consisted mainly of cows and a few pens of bullocks.

The cow market saw light and medium weights hold firm, with medium weights averaging 244c/kg.

Heavy cows sold firm to 2c/kg dearer, selling to a top of 268c/kg.



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