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Emerald Cattle Report

All data provided by 
Meat & Livestock Australia Saleyard Reports

Report Date: 24th May 2024

Total Yarding: 1,787

Commentary

1787 head were penned at Emerald sale, which was a reduction of 121 from the previous week, with most of the yarding from the Central Highlands and close districts. Despite quality being good, prices eased across most classes. The usual processors were represented with prices held back, at least in part by the larger numbers being booked direct to plants at present.

Best-bred yearling steers in light weight pens sold to 355c/kg to average 311c/kg with plain lines averaging 260c to 263c/kg. Medium weight pens averaged 300c to 309c/kg for the best. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 205c to 236c/kg, whilst the medium weights reached 260c/kg to average 205c to 253c/kg, mostly to restockers, backgrounders and feeders. A large share of the light weights went to the veal trade.

Processors paid to 271c/kg for their bullocks, averaging 255c to 270c/kg. Grown heifers sold to the trade to a 259c/kg top, returning finish related averages, from 212c to 246c/kg.

Prime, heavy, four score cows reached 236c/kg for some young clean cows, to average 217c/kg. The few heavy bulls penned, averaged 211c/kg to processors.

The one pen of cows and calves sold for $900 per unit. Reporter: Richard Thomson

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