Quality as good as the feed
THE combination of a small yarding last week and no sale next week, resulted in a yarding of 1194 head.
Grown cattle were well supplied, however the largest increase was in the young cattle section.
The yarding of young cattle consisted of a large percentage of vealers and light yearlings, there was also increased numbers of calves through the sale.
Quality was good, with several consignments of well bred vealer steers and heifers offered, as well as light yearlings.
A favourable oats season is expected, resulting in very keen demand from restockers to acquire steers and heifers.
Restocker vealer steers were 20c dearer, selling to a top of 444c to average 401c, while calves sold to a top of 450c/kg.
Restocker vealer heifers sold to a top of 402c to average 354c and trade vealer heifers topped at 338c/kg.
The few trade yearling steers topped at 338c while medium weight feeder steers sold to 370c to average 347c/kg.
Feeder heifers averaged 330c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of a good supply of grown steers and cows, with several pens of well finished 3 and 4 score steers sold, while there was some high yielding cows offered.
Bullocks and steers met a strong market selling to a top of 305c to average 298c/kg.
Heifers topped at 317c/kg for younger types.
The cow market saw heavy weights struggle to hold firm in places, while 2 and 3 score cows were 2c/kg dearer.
Three score medium weight cows under 500kg averaged 230c, and heavy cows sold to a top of 254c/kg.
A GOOD quality yarding of 2054 cattle at Sullivan Livestock Gympie cattle sale had the market dearer for all descriptions.
Cattle were drawn from Childers, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Aramara, Woolooga, Kilkivan, Tansey, Kenilworth, Maleny, Eumundi and all local areas.
Feeder steers topped at $3.37 for charbray steers from G& R Henning, Cooroy, to return $1671.
Charolais cross steers from Ben Bambling, Miva, made $3.37 or $1456.
Droughtmaster cross steers from Bill Greer, Imbil, made $3.34 or $1446.
Droughtmaster steers from Bates Management, Goomborian, sold for $3.34 ($1398), while their brangus brothers made $3.32 ($1324).
Howard and Brenda Kirby, Gemini Downs, sold a good quality draft of droughtmaster steers selling for $3.37, $3.36 and $3.35 for an average return of $1315.
Droughtmaster cross steers from PW and SJ Ilett, Childers, made $3.37 ($1226).
Limousin cross steers from Barry Hiron, Sexton, sold for $3.37 to return $1202.
Santa steers from Greg McArthur, Kilkivan, sold for $3.58 ($1076).
There was a very good line-up of weaner steers, which met strong competition throughout.
Charbray steers from Maree Duncombe, Conondale, made $4.00 ($1100).
Droughtmaster steers from John and Tracey Tincknell sold for $3.86 ($1171).
Limousin steers from Roz Barron, Conondale, made $3.86 ($1076).
Droughtmaster steers from D and P Wippell, Mooloo, sold for $3.71 ($1128).
Dave and Elizabeth Allomes, Miva Homestead, sold a very good draft of droughtmaster steers for $3.83 ($1070), $4.06 ($963), $4.17 ($873), $4.00 ($698).
Droughtmaster steers from the Armitage Family, Tansey, made $4.10 ($989).
Droughtmaster cross steers from BH and SO Portas, Woolooga, made $3.89 ($999 and $901).
Light charbray steers from C and S Sweet, Cootharabra, made $4.33 ($608).
Light droughtmaster steers from Fea Enterprises, Mothar Mountain, made $4.40 ($566).
Digga Holdings, Gunalda, sold droughtmaster steers for $3.96 ($915 and $788).
Generally better quality lines of weaner steers sold for $3.70 to $4.15 with the next run selling from $3.30 to $3.72.
Light weaners sold from $3.60 to $4.40.
Brahman heifers from Imbil sold to a top of $3.27 to return $1072 and $1050.
Charbray cross heifers from Herb Perkins, Tiaro, made $3.01 ($956 and $929).
Charbray cross heifers from B and A Warren, Skyring Creek, sold for $3.03 ($1025).
Quality charbray weiner heifers from Maree Duncombe made $4.01 ($1025).
Charbray heifers from J and S Heath, Calgoa, made $3.49 ($878).
Kendall Park sold charbray heifers for $3.50 ($810) and santa cross heifers from $3.58 ($858).
Digga Holdings sold charbray heifers for $3.59 ($812).
Dave and Elizabeth Allomes, Miva Homestead, sold droughtmaster heifers for $3.58 ($825) and $3.60 ($701).
Good conditioned vealer heifers generally sold from $3.10 to $3.32.
Cows and calves were very limited in supply and topped at $1600.
THERE was a yarding of 1069 head, which an increase of more than 300 head.
Young cattle made up the main increase in numbers, although there were a few more grown cattle also.
The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of vealers and light yearlings, along with a few pens of heavy cattle.
Quality was good, with several runs of well bred steers and heifers that met strong competition from restockers and feeder buyers.
Restockers were very keen to acquire well bred light vealers and calves resulting in a strong market for both heifers and steers, also heavier vealer steers.
Restocker vealer steers sold to a top of 406c to 378c, and restocker calves sold to a top of 439c/kg.
Restocker vealer heifers sold to a top of 396c to average 357c and butcher vealer sold to 345c/kg.
Medium weight feeder steers reached a top of 378c for an average of 346c while restocker steers sold to 395/kg.
Feeder heifers met a stronger market selling to a top of 325c to average 320c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows, along with a smaller penning of grown steers and heifers.
Grown steers sold to 294c and heifers sold to 286c/kg.
The cow market improved by 5c to 13c with 3 score medium weights under 500kg averaging 236c and heavy cows sold to 257c/kg.
Bulls sold to a dearer market reaching a top of 298c/kg.
AGENTS Boyd Obrien Bartholomew reported a yarding of 517 head of cattle at Moreton on Tuesday.
Competition was very strong with all buyers in attendance and the market responded accordingly.
All values lifted considerably with some lines 15-20c dearer.
S& P Turnbull, Rosewood, sold charolais x yearling heifers for 328.2c/kg weighing 241.7kg to return $793.
S& P Turnbull also sold charolais x yearling steers for 376.2c/kg weighing 233.8kg to return $935.
Pasture heifers account M &L Mcallister sold for 324.2c/kg weighing 410kg to return $1329.
Charolais x feeder steers account W& D Gnech sold for 338.2c/kg weighing 482.5kg to return $1631.
Boonah Livestock Co sold pasture ox for 327.2c/kg weighing 565kg to return $1848.
Droughtmaster x feeder steers account I& L Paroz sold for 340.2c/kg weighing 438.2kg to return $1490.
G Dowsett sold feeder heifers for 325.2c/kg weighing 371.5kg to return $1208.
D& M Heck sold limo x grain accredited heifers for 343.2c/kg weighing 420kg to return $1441.
Symbol D sold grain assist heifers for 330.2c/kg weighing 376.7kg to return $1130.
Friesian dairy culls account A& L Anstis sold for 239.2c/kg weighing 760kg to return $1818.
M Boyle sold medium cows for 254.2c/kg weighing 780kg to return $1983.
Brahman x cows account S &P Turnbull sold for 258.2c/kg weighing 597.5kg to return 1543.
Sticklin & Lau sold charolais bulls for 296.2c/kg weighing 775kg to return $2295.
THE yards were buzzing as buyers anticipated the possible purchase opportunity with the huge yarding of 10,422 head at the
Roma Store sale today, the final sale prior to Easter.
All the usual buyers were present and operating.
Quality was generally average, with the effects of the dry prior to the rain shown, as multiple light calves were presented to give breeders a clear start for winter.
Calves made to 462.2c to average 454c/kg.
Yearling steers over 280kg made to 430.2c, to average 358c/kg.
Steers to the restockers in the 350kg to 400kg range made to 368.2c, to average 337c/kg.
Grown steers made to a top of 339c, to average 330c/kg.
Bulls under 400kg made to 442c, to average 333c/kg.
Good runs of well covered cows to slaughter made 263c, to average 245c/kg.
CONSIGNMENTS lifted with an increased supply of grown cattle and cows. There was a large consignment of steers and heifers that had been walking the local stock routes for some time. There were reduced supplies of vealers and weaners with the annual weaner sales in full swing. The quality and condition of the offering was quite mixed. A full field of buyers were in attendance with demand from all sectors high.
Market trends through the young cattle were generally firm to dearer with demand from restockers and feedlotters remaining high. There were odd classes that sold to a cheaper trend, while quality was also a factor in some cheaper prices. Weaner steers under 330kg sold to a cheaper trend with quality a factor. Heavier weights sold to a dearer trend with crop finishers active.
Heifer weaners sold to a dearer trend, while vealers to process were up to 10c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling steers to restock and feed sold to a dearer trend, up to 10c/kg. Heavy feeders remained firm with some breed and quality related price change. Light weight yearling heifers to restock under 280kg sold to a dearer trend while those between 280kg and 400kg sold to a slightly cheaper trend. Quality once again accounted for some price change.
The grown steers and heifers off “the road” attracted strong restocker and feedlot competition to sell to a dearer trend taking quality and age into account. The majority of the steers were destined to oats paddocks for finishing. The cow market was strong with the market trend 2c to 10c/kg dearer also taking quality and yield potential in to account.
THERE were 874 head yarded at the Roma Prime Sale last Thursday where the market continues to be strong for the vendors. All buyers were present and operating and quality was generally good across the board.
Steers in the 350-400kg range topped at 327.2c to average 308c/kg.
Heavier steers to slaughter made to 310c to average 293c/kg. Young heifers made to 258c to average 243c/kg. Grown heifers made to 286.2c to average 272c/kg.
Two score cows made to 216c/kg. Good heavy fat cows over 500kg topped at 269.2c to average 241.c/kg.
Bulls topped at 302.2c to average 267c/kg.