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Strong Throughput and Quality in Australia, Friday

20 June 2014

AUSTRALIA – Throughput and quality were strong in Friday’s main Australian markets with a two way price trend developing.

Heavy cattle slipped slightly on the whole as lighter stock sold for higher values, report market experts at Meat and Livestock Australia.

Roma reported medium weight bullocks at five cents higher on 121 cents/kilo and medium slaughter cows eased four cents to 109.2 cents.

Heavier cattle were five cents cheaper at 117.6 cents per kilo.

Slaughter bullocks lifted two cents on 154.3.

Another good quality yarding was reported at Dubbo. Light vealer steers were eight cents higher at 179.4 cents.

Meanwhile, heavy steers eased five cents to 168.9 cents/kilo.

Medium weight steers showed slight improvement as heavy weights slipped back five cents.

In contrast, heavy Bairnsdale steers gained nine cents to 187.3 cents and heavy yearling heifers sold for two cents more at 169.3 cents.

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