In a reflection of good seasonal conditions the majority of the vealers fell into the medium and heavy-weight classes at Casino’s weekly sale yesterday.
In a reflection of good seasonal conditions the majority of the vealers fell into the medium and heavy-weight classes at Casino’s weekly sale yesterday. The Northern Star

Strong demand across the board at weekly cattle sale

CATTLE numbers were up 139 to 1783 for the weekly sale at Casino Saleyards yesterday.

About 1300 were young cattle.

In a reflection of good seasonal conditions the majority of the vealers fell into the medium and heavy-weight classes. There were very few good-quality light-weight vealers suitable for processors.

The overall quality of the stock was good, however there were some plainer young cattle penned.

There was a full field of buyers, resulting in strong competition for stock.

Market trends for vealers to the trade were generally firm, with odd sales 1-2c/kg either side.

C-muscle medium-weight vealers to the trade made 290-323c/kg. Heavy vealers made 283-316c/kg and 3-score butcher shop vealers made to 326c/kg.

Restocker steer vealers remained firm, selling 302-356c/kg, while heifers sold to 320c/kg.

Yearling steers to restock and feed sold firm to slightly dearer for the medium and heavy weights. A line of plain condition light-weight yearling steers attracted keen restocker demand, selling from 270-354c/kg.

A good-quality penning of heavy grown steers sold from 258-274c/kg and up to 9c/kg dearer.

The cow market was mainly firm, however an improvement in quality and yield potential would have contributed to a slight fall in carcase prices.



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