Cattle up, prices down at Casino mid-week sale

THE yarding increased slightly for a total of 1340 head at Casino's weekly cattle sale on Wednesday.

Nearly 1000 young cattle were sold, consisting of a good supply of medium-weight vealers, along with a few more light weights and a small penning of yearlings.

Quality of the young cattle was mixed, with some good runs of prime milk veal offered, however there was increased numbers of plain vealers through the sale.

The market was easier, with most vealers selling 10c/kg cheaper.

The best of the light veal sold to a top of 280c/kg, while medium weights ranged from 236-297c to average 279c/kg. Restocker vealer steers were also down by 10-15c, ranging from 246-330c/kg.

The export cattle was made up of a fair number of bullocks, steers and heifers, along with a good yarding of cows.

Bullocks and steers were down by 10c, selling to a top of 263c/kg, and heifers topped at 243c/kg.

The cow market was 4-7c/kg cheaper for a yarding consisting of several lots of well-finished medium and heavy cows.

Medium-weight cows averaged 208c/kg and heavy cows sold to 227c/kg.



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