UPDATED: CTLX sale 15 May 2018: Sthn processors add life to cow market

David Monk, 16/05/2018

Yarding 3430 Change -310

  • Due to a production error on our part the below article was originally published with details from last week’s Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange sale report. The article has now been updated to show this week’s report. We sincerely apologise for the error and for any inconvenience caused.

Stronger support from southern processors added life to the cow market with most grades lifting by as much as 13c/kg in a smaller yarding at CTLX.

Following some useful falls of up to 30mm of rain and snow at the end of the previous week numbers were down by 310 for a yarding which totalled 3430. Once again cows made up a very large portion of the yarding along with good numbers of young cattle which were mostly in store condition. There were odd pens of well finished trade cattle along with some good runs of ideal feeder steers. There were very few grown steers yarded. All the regular buyers were operating in a pretty solid market.

NLRS advises young cattle to the trade were up to 13c dearer with steer vealers selling from 290c to 311c while the prime heifer vealers sold from 264c to 310c/kg. The prime steer yearlings to the trade sold from 275c to 305c to average 286c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 250c to 295c/kg.

Feeder steers were 9c to 16c dearer with the better quality available aiding in the rise while the feeder heifers were close to firm. Feeder steers sold from 277c to 308c with the good number over 400kg averaging 295c while the feeder heifers sold from 220c to 273c/kg.

Young cattle to the restockers were 8c to 10c dearer with the young steers selling from 220c to 298c with the calves weighing between 200kg and 280kg averaging 271c while the lighter weights less than 200kg averaged 254c/kg. The young heifers to the restockers sold to 230c/kg.

There were too few grown steers to get an accurate comparison with a couple of small lots selling for 265c and 276c/kg. Grown heifers were 9c dearer with the better types selling from 212c to 255c/kg.

Cows to the processors were 8c to 13c dearer with the 2 scores selling from 80c to 152c/kg. The better 3 and 4 scores sold from 145c to 219c with the prime heavy weights averaging 204c/kg. There were good numbers of cows sold to the restockers which were 2c to 4c dearer. The restockers paid from 37c for very light plain cows to 188c for good framed cows with youth n their side.

Bulls were 3c cheaper with the better muscled heavy weights selling from 200c to 235c/kg.


Source: NLRS, David Monk 

To view the full NLRS report for this week’s Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange (Bathurst, NSW) sale, click here


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