Rain ru­mour drops yard­ing

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

TOOWOOMBA CAT­TLE

DE­SPITE the dis­ap­point­ing rain event the sup­ply of stock de­clined a lit­tle fur­ther.

There was a wide vari­a­tion in the qual­ity of the young cat­tle penned while heavy grown steers and bul­locks were lim­ited to a few pens and there was a fair se­lec­tion of cows of­fered.

Buyer at­ten­dance in the ex­port slaugh­ter sec­tion was good and all were op­er­at­ing and the reg­u­lar feed and trade buy­ers were also present plus some re­stock­ers.

The bet­ter qual­ity light weight year­ling steers and heifers to re­stock­ers im­proved in price and medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 10c/kg dearer.

A small se­lec­tion of heavy grown steers and bul­locks av­er­aged 1c to 6c/kg bet­ter.

Most classes of cows im­proved in price by 6c to 8c/kg.

Mixed sex calves mostly sold to re­stock­ers at 344c while vealer heifers to feed av­er­aged 335c and made to 340.2c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to a top of 406.2c with a fair sam­ple around 385c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed made to 347.2c to av­er­age 327c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers mostly sold to feeder op­er­a­tors at an av­er­age of 327c with some to 337.2c/kg.

A hand­ful of medium weight year­ling heifers to the trade av­er­aged 297c and made to 310c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter av­er­aged 284c and made to 289.2c and a few bul­locks made to 282.2c to av­er­age 275c/kg.

A hand­ful of medium weight 2 score cows av­er­aged 207c and the best of the medium weights made to 237.2c to av­er­age 230c/kg. Good heavy cows av­er­aged 233c with the oc­ca­sional pen to 240.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 270.2c/kg.

GYMPIE CAT­TLE

A RAIN-re­duced yard­ing of 1200 cat­tle at Sul­li­van Live­stock’s Gympie sale saw the mar­ket dearer for all de­scrip­tions.

Cat­tle were drawn from Mt Perry, Mary­bor­ough, Ara­mara, Bau­ple, Woolooga, Kilki­van, Conon­dale, Ke­nil­worth, Eu­mundi and all lo­cal ar­eas.

Drought­mas­ter steers from El­iz­a­beth Pre­to­rius, Ber­gins Pocket sold for $3.28 to re­turn $1511 and $1486.

Drought­mas­ter steers, 12 months, from Les Howard, Ara­mara sold for $3.28 to re­turn $1110 and $1088.

Drought­mas­ter steers from the O’Han­lan Fam­ily sold for $3.28 ($1096).

Drought­mas­ter steers from Char­lie Cousin, Glas­ton­bury sold for $3.30 ($1181). Li­mousin cross weaner steers from Peter and Sue John­ston, Kin Kin made $3.62 ($1101).

Sim­men­tal cross steers from Peter Gous sold for $3.70 ($971).

Li­mousin cross steers from Ian and Sharon Brown, Thi­noomba made $3.80 ($924). Bazadaise cross steers from Bal­gree, Goomeri sold for $3.83 ($820).

Drought­mas­ter steers from Alan May, Mt Perry sold for $3.79 to re­turn $796.

Li­mousin cross steers from the Leitch Fam­ily, Gympie made $3.61 ($939).

Gen­er­ally, weaner steers sold from $3.20 to $3.85.

Feeder heifers were lim­ited in sup­ply and sold to a top of $3.14, but gen­er­ally sold from $2.82 to $3.03.

Qual­ity Char­bray weaner heifers from Brett Dodds, Hivesville sold for $3.37 to re­turn $846.

High grade Brah­man heifers from ‘Yenda’, Gayn­dah sold for $3.69 ($833) and $3.57 ($684).

Good con­di­tioned vealer heifers sold from $3.08 to $3.28.

Cows and calves sold to a top of $1400.

Next Sale is a meat­works and store sale next Mon­day, June 5.

MORE­TON CAT­TLE

AGENTS Boyd O’Brien Bartholomew re­ported a yard­ing of 698 cat­tle at More­ton on Tues­day.

Val­ues for veal and year­lings were slightly dearer than last week with cat­tle re­turn­ing to pad­dock and feed­ers stronger.

Trade cat­tle were cheaper, ex­port re­mained firm with bul­locks sell­ing stronger be­cause of qual­ity.

Euro x year­ling heifers ac­count M& S Wil­son of Black­butt sold for 336.2c/kg weigh­ing 330kg to re­turn $1109.

Pat Casey of Wil­low­bank sold d’mas­ter weaner steers for 355.2c/kg to re­turn $742.

Beech­mont Cat­tle Co of Hol­ly­well sold pas­ture heifers for 325.2c/kg weigh­ing 305kg to re­turn $991.

Dobbs Fam­ily Trust of Camp Hill sold pas­ture steers for 328.2 c/kg weigh­ing 505kg to re­turn $1657.

Li­mousin Pas­ture Steers ac­count G Boughen sold for 286.2c/kg weigh­ing 725kg to re­turn $2074.

Char­bray feeder steers ac­count M New­ton sold for 328.0 c/kg weigh­ing 527kg to re­turn $1730.

Santa x feeder heifers ac­count Beech­mont Cat­tle Co sold for 320c/kg weigh­ing 374kg to re­turn $1196.

Dairy cull cows ac­count Ralph Meagher of Too­goolawah sold for 200 c/kg weigh­ing 635kg to re­turn $1270.

Medium cows ac­count R Reck of Gat­ton sold cows for 238.2c/kg weigh­ing 680kg to re­turn $1619.

Enks & Zieke of Esk sold cows for 241.2c/kg weigh­ing 685kg to re­turn $1652.

S C Wil­liams sold bulls for 271.2c/kg weigh­ing 625kg to re­turn $1620.

WAR­WICK CAT­TLE

THERE was a small re­duc­tion in sup­ply and over­all qual­ity was mixed.

A fair panel of ex­port buy­ers was present and most were op­er­at­ing, how­ever some of the feeder buy­ers were ab­sent from the mar­ket.

Young light weight cat­tle con­tin­ued to re­ceive very strong sup­port from re­stock­ers.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed sold to a cheaper trend, how­ever heavy weight year­ling steers to feed and all classes of year­ling heifers sold to strong de­mand.

The younger end of the heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter also re­ceived strong sup­port.

Cows ex­pe­ri­enced a mixed trend with plain con­di­tion classes 6c/kg dearer while good heavy cows ex­pe­ri­enced no change in price.

Light weight steer calves to re­stock­ers made to 444.2c while light weight heifer calves made to 410c with a fair num­ber of mixed sex calves av­er­ag­ing close to 380c/kg.

Vealer heifers to feed made to 340.2c to av­er­age 335c and a small se­lec­tion to the trade made to 343.2c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock mostly sold around 376c with sales to 405.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 326c and made to 343.2c and heavy weights to feed mostly sold in the 320c/kg range.

Light weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged close to 328c and made to 333.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed mostly sold around 305c with a few bet­ter con­di­tion classes mak­ing to 325.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter made to 305.2c to av­er­age 285c and less than a hand­ful of bul­locks made to 280.2c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows av­er­aged 205c and made to 210.2c and the 3 scores av­er­aged 215c/kg.

A small se­lec­tion of good heavy cows av­er­aged 227c and made to 230.2c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 277.2c/kg to re­turn $2,966/head.

ROMA STORE

ROMA Store sale saw a yard­ing of 4067 head to­day down 3300 on last week.

Sup­ply and de­mand had its way with all buy­ers present feel­ing the pinch as prices were driven higher by qual­ity.

The top of the lighter weaner steers came in at 455.2 to av­er­age 409c/kg.

Year­ling Steers in the 220-350 kg range made to a top of 429.2c to av­er­age 371c/kg.

Heav­ier year­ling steers over 400kg made to a top of 327.2c, to av­er­age 295c/kg.

Year­ling heifers made to a top of 402.2c, to av­er­age 298c/kg.

Heifer calves made to 436.2c/kg.

Grown heifers made to a top of 292.2c, while over 600kg grown steers made to 291c/kg.

Cows in the 300-400kg range made to 229.2 to av­er­age 199c/kg.

Cows in the 400-500kg range made to 235c, to av­er­age 207c and well con­di­tioned cows to slaugh­ter over 500kg made to a top of 236.2 to av­er­age 226c/kg.

Bulls un­der 400 kg made to a top of 382.2, to av­er­age 300c, while heav­ier bulls made to a top of 288.2c, av­er­ag­ing 264c/kg.

Four year old cows with calves at foot came in at a top of $1800 dol­lars.

DALBY CAT­TLE

THE trend of smaller num­bers con­tin­ued with agents pen­ning less than half of the pre­vi­ous week’s level.

The qual­ity of cows and bul­locks was once again boosted by a large con­sign­ment from Bourke in New South Wales.

A good panel of feeder op­er­a­tors and re­stock­ers was present and ac­tive plus the usual ex­port buy­ers how­ever not all were op­er­at­ing.

Re­stock­ers lifted prices on light weight year­ling steers by 10c while the light weight year­ling heifers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock im­proved by a fur­ther 30c/kg.

Medium and heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 9c bet­ter and medium and heavy weight year­ling heifers to feed lifted by a sim­i­lar amount.

The bet­ter qual­ity lines of heavy grown steers and bul­locks to ex­port slaugh­ter ex­pe­ri­enced a lift in price.

The younger end of the heavy grown steers were no­tice­ably dearer and the bul­lock por­tion made near to 9c/kg bet­ter.

Cows tended to strug­gle at times how­ever af­ter the sale of a large run of high yield­ing cows av­er­age prices im­prove by 5c/kg.

Steer calves re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 406.2c and heifer calves 378.2c with the mixed sex calves mostly around 378c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 410.2c with a large sam­ple at 383c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 337c and made to 343.2c while a good num­ber of heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 327c and made to 336.2c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 378.2c to av­er­age 345c/kg.

The bet­ter end of the medium weight year­ling heifers to feed made to 322.2c with the largest num­bers around 302c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 290c and made to 307.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter made to a top of 315.2c with a large num­ber of them mak­ing near 302c/kg.

Bul­locks made to 298.2c to av­er­age 281c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows av­er­aged 200c and made to 205.2c/kg.

A large sam­ple of good heavy cows sold for 227c with a few pens to 234.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 246.2c/kg.

ROMA PRIME

THERE was a yard­ing of 607 head last week at the Roma Prime Sale.

Qual­ity was good with all buy­ers present and op­er­at­ing.

Grown heifers over 450 kg made to a top of 280c, to av­er­age 266c/kg.

Grown heifers in the 350-450kg range made to a top of 242.2c to av­er­age 221c/kg. 4 - 6 tooth steers to slaugh­ter over 500kg made to 292.2c to av­er­age 276c/kg.

The ma­jor­ity of the yard­ing was cows to slaugh­ter over 500 kg mak­ing to a top of 237.2c, to av­er­age 225c/kg.

Cows in the 400-500kg range made to a top of 234.2c to av­er­age 229c/kg.

Bulls in the 400 - 600 kg range made to a top of 246.2c to av­er­age 232c, while heav­ier bulls over 600kg made to a top of 261.2c, for an av­er­age of 234c/kg.

PHOTO: SA­MAN­THA WANTLING

BOLD MOVE: The de­ci­sion to move the Glenisa An­gus sale from Au­gust to May saw a strong turnout of buy­ers and a new record for both the top price bull and the av­er­age price.

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