Mla Cattle Prices

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Victorian cattle supply covered by MLA’s NLRS decreased 14 per cent week-on-week, with most markets yarding fewer consignments, write market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia. The very cold and wet weekend and continuing rain throughout the week no doubt contributed too much of the reduction in numbers. Quality amongst centres varied more widely this week. Most were again mixed but one or two centres contained a lot more well finished young cattle and grown steers. Much of this was attributed to supplementary feeding especially of yearling cattle. Plain 1 and 2 scores made up much of the cow yardings across the state.

Features of Mla Cattle

  • How MLA’s integrity systems foster industry prosperity by protecting its disease-free status and underpinning the marketing of our product as clean, safe and traceable.   
  • Why customers and consumers are willing to pay more for high product  assurance.  
  • How Australia’s integrity system stacks up globally.
  • How integrity fits within the broader MLA/Red Meat strategy.
  • About the Integrity Systems Company’s 2025 Strategy refresh. 
  • What impacts the Integrity Systems Company’s investments are having for producers/levy payers. 
  • Resources to support self-service to make interacting with integrity easier and simpler.

Benefits of Mla Cattle

  • How MLA’s environmental sustainability program is creating opportunities for it to efficiently and effectively manage soil health, water, methane emissions, biodiversity and climate variability.
  • What is involved with MLA’s on-farm sustainability investments and adopting an integrated approach to accelerate impact across production systems.
  • How MLA will use strategic partnerships to create focus and address industry’s big complex issues.
  • How the Sheep Reproduction Strategy partnership will profitably and sustainably increase lamb production through increasing weaning rates and decreasing mortality.
  • What is the Northern Breeding Business (NB2) and how it will address calf wastage and difficulties with R&D adoption in northern beef production.
  • What MLA’s roadmap is for CN30 and the pipeline tools and resources to help producers work towards the CN30 target.
  • How producers businesses can benefit from the improved productivity associated with the common goal of becoming Carbon Neutral by 2030.

Prices of Mla Cattle

Heavy weight C3 vealer steers sold to an average price of 212¢, up 22¢, while medium weight C3 heifers averaged 207¢, lifting 9¢/kg week-on-week. Heavy C3 yearling steers were well supplied and gained 5¢ to average around 188¢/kg. Their heifer counterparts, however, lost 3¢ to make 177¢/kg. Heavy weight C3 grown steers were slightly dearer, up 4¢ to 189¢, while light D3 heifers gained 2¢ to make around 141¢/kg. Medium weight D2 cows sold to an easing trend of 10¢ with average prices settling on 128¢, while the heavy D3s were back 1¢ on 148¢/kg.

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