Rain lifts sale en­thu­si­asm

The Western Star - - RURAL WEEKLY -

TOOWOOMBA CAT­TLE

Num­bers re­mained close to the sale of two weeks ago and most of the usual buy­ers were in at­ten­dance and op­er­at­ing.

Use­ful falls of rain in parts of the sup­ply area lifted re­stocker en­thu­si­asm and light-weight year­ling steers gained over 20c/kg.

The lighter end of the year­ling steers to feed for the do­mes­tic mar­ket av­er­aged 10c bet­ter, while the heavy-weight year­ling steers to feed im­proved by 7c/kg.

Light-weight year­ling heifers ex­pe­ri­enced gains of 3c to 10c/kg.

Heavy-grown steers and bul­locks lifted in price by 4c to 7c/kg.

A small se­lec­tion of cows were firm to a few cents dearer than the last sale of two weeks ago.

Steer calves re­turn­ing to the pad­dock av­er­aged 338c and made to 347.2c/kg.

A small sam­ple of vealer heifers sold to the trade at 288.2c with a few to 294.2c/kg.

Light-weight year­ling steers sold to re­stock­ers at an av­er­age of 321c with oc­ca­sional sales to 347.2c/kg.

Year­ling steers in the 280-330kg range made to 320.2c with most around 305c/kg.

Medium-weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 287c and made to 296.2c/kg.

Heavy-weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 279c with sales to 284.2c/kg.

Light-weight year­ling heifers mostly sold in the mid-270c range with some to re­stock­ers reach­ing 296.2c/kg.

Medium-weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 257c and lo­cal trade lines av­er­aged 273c and made to 293.2c/kg.

A hand­ful of heavy-weight year­ling heifers to the trade av­er­aged 274c with the oc­ca­sional sale to 295c/kg.

Heavy-grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter av­er­aged 274c and bul­locks made to a top of 279.2c with most around 277c/kg.

Medium-weight two score cows av­er­aged 190c and the best of the medium weights made to 210.2c/kg.

Good heavy cows sold around 213c with the oc­ca­sional sale to 225c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 273.2c/kg.

MORE­TON CAT­TLE

The mar­ket at More­ton was con­sid­er­ably dearer for all ex­port cat­tle with feeder cat­tle on the rise.

Two and four tooth grain as­sist santa ox sold for 293.2c/kg, weigh­ing 771kg, re­turn­ing $2261 and 6 tooth 294.2c/kg, weigh­ing 701kg to re­turn $2063 for Dun­lop Cat­tle Co.

An­gus calves ac­count River­mead Pty Ltd sold for 299.2c/kg, weigh­ing 759kg to re­turn $833.

Braford x steers ac­count C Reinke sold for 311.2c/kg, weigh­ing 223kg, re­turn­ing $696.

Drought­mas­ter vealer steers ac­count Colthup Fam­ily Farms sold for 307.2c/kg, weigh­ing 225kg, re­turn­ing $691.

P Dolan sold limousin x year­ling steers for 293.2c/kg to weigh 337kg, re­turn­ing $988.

Euro x feeder steers ac­count RT & HK Cowan sold for 293.2c/kg, weigh­ing 429kg to re­turn $1258.

Limousin x feeder steers ac­count P Dolan sold for 282.2c/kg to weigh 347kg and re­turn $978.

P& S Ballin sold grain as­sist charo­lais cross heifers for 289.2c/kg, weigh­ing 385kg, re­turn­ing $1113.

Charo­lais x heifers ac­count Mt View Pas­toral Co sold for 275.2c/kg, weighed 448kg and re­turned $1231.

D& M Camp­bell sold medium weight brah­man x cows 230.2c/kg, weigh­ing 475kg, $1093.

Charo­lais x cows G& L Mol­lory 234.2c/kg weighed 770kg to re­turn $1803.

Bran­gus x cows ac­count River­slea Bran­gus sold for 232.2c/kg, weigh­ing 567kg, re­turn­ing $1318.

Dun­lop Cat­tle Co sold santa bulls for 263.2c/kg weigh­ing 880kg, re­turn­ing $2316 and 258.2c/kg, weigh­ing 1245kg to re­turn $3214.

Charo­lais bull ac­count D & M Camp­bell 262.2c/kg, weighed 655 kg and re­turned $1717.

MORE­TON BULL SALE

More­ton Sa­le­yards An­nual Bull Sale saw 42 bulls sold out of 56 yarded.

An­gus bulls were keenly sought after with Steve Hay­wards an­gus bulls sell­ing for $4500 to B& A Roughan, $3000 to Barnes Graz­ing Co and again to GM & S Toft.

Phil Gutzke, Gutzke Ru­ral Hold­ings sold a drought­mas­ter bull for $4250.

Mervyn Wil­liamson of Been­leigh sold two drought­mas­ter bulls for $2750 and $2500.

John & Coral Win­ning of Bell sold limousin bulls to $4500. Derek Mays sold a drought­mas­ter bull for $4000.

Jar­ryd Janke of Flag­stone sold 6 drought­mas­ter bulls in for­ward pad­dock con­di­tion to have a to­tal clear­ance sell­ing to $3000 and $2500.

Kaschula Cat­tle Co sold a char­bray bull for $3000 to Per­rett Traders.

Vol­ume buyer on the day was Al­lan Per­rett, Per­rett Traders of “Daiper Sta­tion” Jimna, end­ing up with seven charo­lais and char­bray bulls.

DALBY CAT­TLE

Good falls of rain in parts of the sup­ply area re­duced num­bers to the low­est level for the year last week.

Prices im­proved across the board with medium weight year­ling steers to feed 15c/kg dearer.

Heavy-weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 13c bet­ter and year­ling heifers im­proved by 5c to 9c/kg.

Ex­port slaugh­ter classes ex­pe­ri­enced the largest gains with heavy steers and bul­locks 24c to 25c/kg dearer.

Cows fol­lowed a sim­i­lar trend with the bet­ter end of the cows 20c to 22c/kg bet­ter.

Medium-weight year­ling steers to feed made to 320c to av­er­age 297.1c/kg.

Year­ling heifers over 400kg made from 257c to 265c and av­er­aged 261.7c/kg.

Grown steers in the 500-600kg range made to 295.2c and av­er­aged 290.9c, with grown heifers av­er­ag­ing 253.3c/kg.

Heavy-weight cows sold from 217.2c to 238.2c, up 22c/kg. The best heavy bull made 271.2c/kg.

WAR­WICK CAT­TLE

The sup­ply of stock more than dou­bled the pre­vi­ous week’s level.

Young cat­tle were in the largest num­bers along with a small se­lec­tion of heavy grown steers and bul­locks and good classes dom­i­nated the fair line-up of cows.

Light-weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock av­er­aged over 30c/kg bet­ter and medium weight year­ling steers to feed in­creased by a sim­i­lar amount.

Heavy-weight year­ling steers over 400kg to feed im­proved in price by 11c/kg.

Light-weight year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers sold 18c/kg dearer.

Heavy-grown steers and bul­locks ex­pe­ri­enced very lit­tle change in price, while the bet­ter end of the cows gained 9c to 12c/kg.

Steer calves to re­stock­ers made to 348.2c, to av­er­age 344c and heifer calves made to 315.2c, to av­er­age 295c/kg.

Light-weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock av­er­aged 324c with sales to 331.2c/kg.

Medium-weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged close

to 310c and made to 319.2c/kg.

Heavy-weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 286c, with some sales to 293.2c/kg.

The largest sam­ple of light-weight year­ling heifers re­turned to the pad­dock at an av­er­age of 276c with the oc­ca­sional well-bred pen reach­ing 298.2c/kg.

Medium-weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 284c and made to 290.2c/kg.

Heavy-weight year­ling heifers to the trade made to 280c, to av­er­age 265c/kg.

Heavy-grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter made to 277.2c, to av­er­age 275c, while a hand­ful of bul­locks av­er­aged 274c/kg.

Medium-weight two score cows av­er­aged 189c and the best of the medium weights av­er­aged 215c/kg.

A fair sam­ple of good heavy cows av­er­aged close to 219c, with some to 223.2c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 253.2c/kg.

ROMA STORE

There was a yard­ing of 3171 head at Roma store sale to­day, up 350 on last week.

The ar­rival of much-needed rain made for wet con­di­tions at to­day’s sale, which has pushed the mar­ket up 20c to 40c/kg in places.

Op­ti­mistic back­grounders were in full force.

Qual­ity was gen­er­ally fair to good with some out­stand­ing cows from Ju­lia Creek.

Year­ling steers made to 392.2c, to av­er­age 341c/kg.

Year­ling heifers made to 324.2c, to av­er­age 270c/kg.

Feed­lot en­try-weight steers made to 382.2c, to av­er­age 300c, while heifers to feed made to 302.2c, av­er­ag­ing 268c/kg.

Grown steers made to 298.2c, to av­er­age 250c and grown heifers made to 266c, to av­er­age 258c/kg.

Qual­ity cows to slaugh­ter sold at 229.2c/kg. Store cows av­er­aged near 185c/kg and cow calf units made to a top of $1560/unit.

Young bulls made to 388c, to av­er­age 292c and heavy bulls made to 254c to av­er­age 250c/kg.

WAR­WICK SHEEP

War­wick Sell­ing Agents yarded 808 lambs and hoggets, and 301 sheep last week.

Top lambs ac­count CL & AM Muir of “Glen Elva”, Millmer­ran sold for $ 175.

In a small rain-af­fected yard­ing, the mar­ket was dearer for all de­scrip­tions.

Cross­bred lambs 51- 55kg live weight sell­ing from $148 to $169.

Cross­bred lambs 46-50kg live weight sell­ing from $142 to $161.

Cross­bred lambs 41-45kg live weight sell­ing from $138 to $160.

Cross­bred lambs 35-40kg live weight sell­ing from $124 to $146.

Cross­bred lambs 60kg live weight sell­ing to $175.

Cross­bred hoggets 65 kg live weight sell­ing to $122 shorn.

Trade wethers $2 sell­ing to $84 or $ 3.90kg est dress wgt

PHOTO: AL­LAN REINIKKA

SPIR­ITS LIFT: Wide­spread rain across the re­gion lifted buyer con­fi­dence at sale yards this week.

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