Cattle numbers down 11% nationally

TOTAL national cattle throughput slipped 11% compared to the same period last week at markets reported by Mila's NLRS.

Consignments across Queensland did lift slightly, up 11% with more cattle yarded at Roma store and Warwick.

While numbers increased in Queensland, NSW's total throughput retreated 11% as selling centres yarded less cattle.

Quality remained plain.

The usual buyers were in attendance across markets, although export buyers were not operating at Scone, while restockers and feeder buyers remain selective.

At the conclusion of last week the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) was unchanged on 312.25¢/kg cwt.

Trade steers slipped 2¢ on 165¢, while feeder steers averaged 168¢/kg. The medium steers indicator lost the most ground back 7¢/kg on 154¢, while heavy steers settled on 163¢/kg.

Topics:  cattle livestock markets prices sales

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