CTLX Market Report 1/12/15

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It was a mixed yarding of 2245, with a good selection of young cattle to suit the feeders and processors along with a good yarding of cows. There were only limited numbers of prime grown steers and heifers.

Young cattle to the trade were firm to 4c dearer, with vealers selling to 336c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold to 329c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 283c to 320c/kg.
The heavier weight feeder steers were firm to 6c dearer depending on quality and breed while the lighter weights and feeder heifers were up to 10c/kg cheaper. Feeder steers sold from 305c to 339c while the feeder heifers sold from 270c to 316c/kg. Young steers to the restockers sold to 344c/kg.

Grown steers were 8c cheaper, with the few prime medium and heavy weights selling from 275c to 295c to the processors.

Cows were 6c to 8c dearer with the 2 scores selling from 212c to 237c to the processors and 248c/kg to the restockers. The better 3 and 4 score cows sold from 230c to 266c, with the 4 score heavy weights averaging 245c/kg. Bulls sold to 300c/kg.

Top quotes from today:

D J & J E Price, Blayney, Angus Cows, 254.2c, 641kg, $1630.05

Dr VJ, Blayney, Shorthorn Cows, 246.0c, 765kg, $1884.13

Farnleigh Partnership, Rydal, Hereford Cows, 247.2c, 672kg, $1662.42

B R & D J Kingham, Millthorpe, Angus X Steers, 294.8c, 678kg, $1999.11

Parstock Past Co, Molong, Murray Grey Steers, 306.0c, 530kg, $1623.19

John Gerathy, Errowanbang, Murray Grey Steers, 323.2c, 468kg, $1513.65

AC, JK & LC Watterson, Forest Reefs, Angus X Steers, 334.2c, 463kg, $1547.76

WB, ME & WD Whitely, Orange, Angus Steers, 341.2c, 349kg, $1191.35

Once again a very solid market throughout. Processors continue to compete strongly on all slaughter cattle with little let up. From speaking to most I would say next week is a safe bet as all look to be operating. The following week ie the last sale may be a little subdued for any export cattle.

All feeders remain keenly sought after for both steers and heifers. Likewise any lighter cattle of which there are few are meeting consistent competition week in week out. As we close off on 2015 we can look forward to a strong and positive new year as long as we can get a timely autumn break – make sure you put your order in with Santa early!