Roma Store

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

THE num­ber of cat­tle yarded de­clined 30% on the pre­vi­ous store sale.

It was a very mixed qual­ity yard­ing, with gen­er­ally good qual­ity lines drawn from western parts of the state.

Re­stocker buyer attendance at the sale was limited, but good qual­ity light­weight year­ling steers con­tin­ued to sell to firm mar­ket prices.

De­mand re­mained very strong for medium and heavy-weight feeder steers and heifers.

Light­weight year­ling heifers to back­grounders and feed­ers ex­pe­ri­enced a 5c/kg lift in price on av­er­age. Cows and calves sold to $750/unit.

Light­weight year­ling steers hit 222c and av­er­aged 207c, down 1c, while plainer lines made to 177c and av­er­aged 166c, down 8c/kg.

Medium-weight year­ling steers to feed earned to 226c and av­er­aged 212c, up 7c, while those re­turn­ing to the pad­dock topped at 200c and av­er­aged 193c, down 13c/kg.

Heavy-weight year­ling steers to feed sold to 223c and av­er­aged 218c, up 7c/kg.

Light­weight year­ling heifers to feed­lot buy­ers made to 188c and av­er­aged 171c, up 5c, while those to pro­ces­sors made to 180c and av­er­aged 166c, down 7c/kg.

Those to re­stocker buy­ers made to 186c and av­er­aged 178c, down 1c/kg.

Medium-weight year­ling heifers to feed reached 185c and av­er­aged 170c, down 3c, while those to pro­ces­sors hit 172c and av­er­aged 164c, up 3c/kg.

Heavy-weight year­ling heifers to feed hit 194c and av­er­aged 191c, up 17c/kg.

Medium-weight 3 score cows sold to 175c and av­er­aged 149c, up 2c, while heavy weight 4 score cows made to 188c and av­er­aged 187c/kg, un­changed in price.

PHOTO: STEPHANIE WHI­TAKER

BIGGEN­DEN SALE: Cat­tle buyer Steve Dunn, Mur­gon, with a pen of drought­mas­ter and brah­man-cross steers on ac­count of GB and GE Din­gle, Bund­aberg. Steve Dunn bought the steers for Smith­field Cat­tle Co, Pros­ton, for 210.2c or $777/head.

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

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