Veal in demand at Casino cattle sale

CATTLE numbers at Casino's weekly sale were down slightly on last Wednesday.

About 1200 young cattle were sold, consisting of a fair number of light veal and a good supply of medium weights. Quality was mixed, although there was a fair percentage of milk veal throughout the sale, along with some plain cattle.

The market varied with best of the light veal selling up to 6c cheaper in places, ranging from 208c to 223c/kg.

Medium-weight vealers were firm to 2c dearer, ranging from 217-248c to average about 228c, while heavy butcher vealers sold to a top of 258c/kg.

Restocker vealer steers continued to sell on a strong market, toping at 288c, while restocker vealer heifers toped at 236c, and yearlings to 251.2c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted of several pens of bullocks and steers along with a good yarding of cows.

Bullocks and steers held firm, selling from 216-221c, and feeder steers toped at 257c/kg.

The yarding of cows was made up of several pens of medium and heavy weights, however there was a few more plainer-grade cows offered.

Most cows sold firm to 3c cheaper, some of the plain cows lost more, while light weights sold from 120-160c, medium weights averaged about 173c and heavy cows sold from 180c to 197.2c/kg.

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