The cessation of commercialization reduced the activity in the Cañuelas Agricultural Market
With an entry of 10,386 cattle until Thursday, 32.61% less than that of the same previous commercial segment, of 15,411 heads, sales were made at the Cañuelas Agricultural Market, where activity was limited by the cessation of marketing which was carried out on Wednesday at the proposal of the Liaison Table.
Tuesday’s sales, which concentrated the commercial activity of the segment analyzed here, were developed with a sustained market and differentiated prices according to the quality and finish of each exposed lot, only for general steers the placement was more laborious.
The General Index of Tuesday, of $241,331 per kilo, reflected a rise of 4.10% compared to the indicator of Wednesday of the previous week, of $231,813, while compared to $235,258 on Friday the 8th, it implied an improvement of 2.58%. The average weight of the marketed farm was 429.66 kilos.
The steers, with 1,474 heads sold, had a 14.25% share in the total traded, of 10,343 cattle, and an average weight of 479.57 kg. The different classifications of steers had the following current prices: $275/290 for the light ones; $275/290 for medium; $270/290 for the heavy ones, and $265/285 for the very heavy ones, with more than 520 kilos. The maximum, $305 per kilo, was paid for three batches with an average of 468, 500 and 517 kilos.
On Tuesday, the Novillo Index closed at $266,523, 2.02% below the $272,016 of the previous Wednesday and 0.93% behind the $269,037 of Friday the 8th.
For the sale of the small categories, 3,804 animals were sent to the Agricultural Market, equivalent to 64.78% of the total marketed. The fluctuation of current values was as follows: in steers, with 1,741 animals sold, $320/350 for light ones with 300/350 kg; $310/340 for the medium ones with 351/390 kg, and $300/320 for the heavy ones with 391/430 kg, and in heifers, with 2063 head, $310/350 for the light ones; $290/310 for medium, and $280/300 for heavy.
The maximum values were, in steers, $362 in light for a lot with 350 kilos; $350 for medium with 355 kg, and $330 for heavy with 391 kg, and in heifers, $360 with 305 kg; $325 for light weights of 352 kg, and $295 with 392 and 419 kilos.
With 4,650 heads, equivalent to 44.96% of the total traded, the sale of the various categories and classifications of cows was developed, with a maximum price of $277 for a lot with an average of 436 kg. Current prices for good cows, suitable for cutting and butchering, ranged from 210 to 230 pesos per kilo., while for the regular ones they did it from 190 to 210 pesos. In the canned and manufactured type, $180/185 was assigned for the most reddish and $175/180 for the inferior ones.
In the general balance, the females added 6713 heads, with a participation of 64.90% in the total sold.
The operations of June culminated with 90,296 animals sold in the Agricultural Market, with a general average price of $231,203 and with a general average weight of 428.70 kg, while in May the records were 97,726 heads, $233,454 and 424.67 kg, respectively.
The partial categories sold were the following: steers, 12,799 heads, with an average value of $275,647 and weighing 477.08 kg; steers, 15,125, $310,540 and 380.26 kg; heifers, 16,188, $301,395 and 347.77 kg; cows, 19,257, $191,463 and 475.09 kg; canned 23,664, $158,516 and 428.87 kg, and bulls 3,263, $202,424 and 591.21 kilos.