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