Numbers increase for weekly Casino cattle sale
NUMBERS increased for a yarding of 1760 cattle at Casino's weekly sale on Wednesday.
About 1100 head were young cattle, consisting of a large number of medium-weight vealers, a fair number of lightweight vealers, and several pens of heavyweight vealers.
Quality was fairly good, with mainly prime milk veal offered, however there was some plain cattle through the sale.
Competition was stronger with most vealers selling 10-12c/kg dearer. The best of the light veal sold to a top of 279c/kg, while medium-weights ranged from 267-286c/kg to average 278c/kg, and heavy butcher vealers sold to a top of 292c/kg.
Restockers were more active, pushing prices up by 10c/kg, with restocker vealer steers selling to a top of 365c/kg for well-bred steers and vealer heifers to 289c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of a good penning of bullocks and steers, a few pens of heifers and fair number of cows. Bullocks and steers were 10-14c/kg dearer, selling to 282c/kg, while heifers topped at 273c/kg.
The cow market saw heavyweights hold firm, while light and medium-weights were 4-8c/kg dearer. Medium-weight cows averaged 225c/kg and heavy cows sold to 240c/kg.
MLA's National Livestock Reporting Service