Con­di­tion drops steadily

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NUM­BERS re­mained vir­tu­ally un­changed and apart from a few well-pre­sented pens the re­main­der were not up to the stan­dard of the pre­vi­ous week.

A fair panel of buy­ers was present how­ever feeder op­er­a­tors were se­lec­tive in their pur­chases.

Most of the young cat­tle sold to feeder op­er­a­tors with only a hand­ful to re­stock­ers or the trade.

Light weight year­ling steers to feed ex­pe­ri­enced strong com­pe­ti­tion.

How­ever medium weights were 7c to 12c/kg cheaper.

A lift in the num­ber and qual­ity of the heavy weight year­ling steers to feed in­creased av­er­age prices.

Light weight year­ling heifers to feed or the trade av­er­aged 10c/kg dearer.

A larger better qual­ity line-up of heavy grown steers and bul­locks sold to a mar­ket 3c/kg dearer.

Cows also ex­pe­ri­enced some im­prove­ments of 1c to 4c/kg.

A few steer calves re­turned to the pad­dock at an av­er­age of 332c while some lesser qual­ity mixed sex calves av­er­aged 270c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers to feed made to 312.2c, to av­er­age 308c/kg.

Year­ling steers in the 280-330kg range to feed made to 314.2c, to av­er­age 302c, while the medium weights sold to a sim­i­lar amount and av­er­aged 305c/kg.

Heavy year­ling steers to feed made to 290.2c to av­er­age 284c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers sold in the 270c range with the oc­ca­sional few to re­stock­ers reach­ing 294.2c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 257c and some to the trade made to 267.2c to av­er­age close to 260c/kg.

Heavy grown steers and bul­locks av­er­aged close to 268c with a few pens reach­ing 272.2c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows av­er­aged 183c/kg.

Good heavy cows made to 216.2c to av­er­age 208c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 285.2c/kg.


AGENTS Boyd, O’Brien Bartholomew re­ported a yard­ing of 450 head at Moreton on Tues­day.

The mar­ket eased slightly for most de­scrip­tions, all buy­ers were present but due to drier con­di­tions they were op­er­at­ing un­der lim­its.

Charo­lais x year­ling heifers ac­count Terry Ward sold for 281.2 c/kg weigh­ing 255kg to re­turn $717.

Des Hodg­son sold Euro x year­ling steers for 287.2 c/kg weigh­ing 279 kg to re­turn $802.

D’mas­ter x pas­ture heifers ac­count Avo­cav­ale sold for 282.2 c/kg weigh­ing 355 kg to re­turn $1001.

Neal Love­day sold d’mas­ter pas­ture steers for 283.2 c/kg weigh­ing 435kg to re­turn $1231.

Pas­ture ox ac­count A&P El­s­ley sold for 268.2 c/kg weigh­ing 555kg to re­turn $1488.

B&C Smith sold charo­lais x pas­ture ox for 263.2 c/kg weigh­ing 537kg to re­turn $1413.

G&S Dry­nan sold d’mas­ter x feeder steers for 283.2 c/kg weigh­ing 409kg to re­turn $1158.

Feeder heifers ac­count G&S Dry­nan sold for 269.2 c/kg weigh­ing 371kg to re­turn $998.

R&H Dann sold Grey­man x medium cows for 204.2 c/kg weigh­ing 640kg to re­turn $1306.

Loam­side Nom­i­nees sold D’mas­ter x cross cows for 218.2 c/kg weigh­ing 630kg to re­turn $1374.

R Sticklen & J Lau sold charo­lais x bulls for 273.2 c/kg weigh­ing 655kg to re­turn $1789.


BUR­NETT Live­stock and Realty’s meat­works and store sale on Mon­day saw a very mixed qual­ity yard­ing of 1074 head.

The cur­rent dry sea­son saw the better qual­ity cat­tle sold to firm to dearer rates while the plainer types were cheaper.

Heavy bulls topped at 269c; not enough bul­locks were yarded to quote; cows over 500kg topped at 231c; cows 400kg to 500kg topped at 208c; trade heifers over 400kg topped at 267c.

Mark Schofield, Childers sold Bazadaise cross cows for 231c/$1352.

EG&EJ John­son, Biggen­den sold Char­bray cows for 228c/$1483.

GEE&IJ Dent, Gayn­dah sold Char­bray cows for 228c/$1414.

Luke Din­gle, Mt Perry sold Bra­ham cross cows for 239c/$1172.

Feeder steers 400kg to 500kg sold to a top of 270c while steers 300kg to 400kg sold to 338c.

Steers 200kg to 300kg sold to 348c.

J&RC Har­bi­son, Bund­aberg sold two tooth Char­bray steers for 275c/$1431.

M&M Allen, Mun­dub­bera sold Bran­gus milk tooth steers for 272c/$1093.

Wieland Farms, Gin Gin sold milk tooth Drought­mas­ter steers for 291c-316c/$973-$877.

John Booth, Mon­duran sold Char­bray weaner steers for 330c/$823.

Wa­ja­tryn Pas­toral Co, Gayn­dah sold Drought­mas­ter weaner steers for 330c/$905.

RP Lamb, Childers sold Drought­mas­ter weaner steers for 336c/$631.

TS&CJ Bourke, Mun­dub­bera sold Charo­lais cross weaner steers for 346c/$897.

Heifers 300kg to 400kg sold to a top of 272c. Heifers 200kg to 300kg topped at 316c.

Hayes Graz­ing, Mun­dub­bera sold Santa cross milk tooth heifers for 262c/$1078.

P&MA White­house, Gayn­dah sold milk tooth cross­bred heifers for 267c/$1082.

G Mooney, Mt Perry sold milk tooth Char­bray heifers for 272c/$1001.

Elmhirst Graz­ing, Mt Perry sold Santa heifers for 272c/$778.

BE&AM Goss­ner, Mon­duran sold An­gus weaner heifers for 308c/$824.

LVB Trust, Booyal sold Bran­gus weaner heifers for 313c/$689.

Turner Broth­ers, Childers sold Drought­mas­ter weaner heifers for 316c/$635.

Cat­tle were drawn from Wan­doan, Theodore, Eidsvold, Gin Gin, Lowmead, Mon­duran, Childers, Bund­aberg, Miriam Vale, Yan­daran, Mun­dub­bera, Monto, Gayn­dah, Mt Perry, Mary­bor­ough, Her­vey Bay, Rosedale and all lo­cal ar­eas.

The next Biggen­den meat­works and store sale is Mon­day, Septem­ber 18.


THERE was a yard­ing of 3911 head at the Roma Store sale, down 300 head on last week.

Qual­ity was good and young cat­tle were plen­ti­ful as prices held firm, if not stronger, with supply and de­mand gen­er­at­ing bids from all di­rec­tions.

Fewer cat­tle off oats are be­ing yarded as oats crops fin­ish.

Mixed sex calves topped at 376.2c to av­er­age 316c/kg.

Weaner steers un­der 280kg back to the pad­dock made to a top of 374.2c to av­er­age 341c/kg.

Trade steers over 280kg to feed made to a top of 360.2 to av­er­age 306c/kg.

Heavy feed­ers steers over 400kg made to a top of 286.2c to av­er­age 270c/kg.

Weaner heifers back to the pad­dock un­der 280kg made to a top of 310.2c, to av­er­age 280c/kg.

Trade heifers to feed over 280kg made to a top of 300c, to av­er­age 256c/kg some re­turn­ing to the pad­dock.

Young bulls un­der 400kg made to a top of 330c, to av­er­age 287c/kg.

Bulls over 600kg topped at a high price of 274.2c/kg.


THIS week’s yard­ing in­creased by 322 for a to­tal of 1078 head.

The yard­ing con­sisted of a good supply of young cat­tle and a fair pen­ning of grown cat­tle.

The of­fer­ing of young cat­tle con­sisted of a large per­cent­age of light weight year­ling steers and heifers that went mainly to re­stock­ers and back­grounders, with only an odd sale go­ing to the trade.

Qual­ity var­ied with some good runs of well-bred cat­tle through the sale, along with sev­eral pens of cat­tle that were off crop or sup­ple­men­tary fed.

The mar­ket was firm to slightly dearer with light re­stocker year­ling steers sell­ing to a top of 344c/kg.

Feeder year­ling steers sold to a top of 295c to av­er­age 274c/kg.

The odd trade year­ling steers sold to 296c for heavy weights, and trade year­ling heifers topped at 304c/kg.

Feeder heifers sold up to 284c, to av­er­age 260c/kg.

The yard­ing of ex­port cat­tle was made up of a small pen­ning of grown steers and heifers and a fair yard­ing of cows.

Qual­ity var­ied with sev­eral pens of well fin­ished cat­tle of­fered, how­ever there was a fair per­cent­age of plain qual­ity cat­tle through the sale.

Grown steers sold to a top of 274c to av­er­age 260c, and heifers topped at 255c/kg.

The cow mar­ket was firm to 4c dearer with 3 score medium weights un­der 500kg av­er­ag­ing 202c and heavy cows sell­ing to a top of 224c/kg.

Heavy bulls sold up to 289c/kg.


NUM­BERS in­creased by over 1000 head and over­all qual­ity was fair to good.

A num­ber of classes sold to a dearer mar­ket.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 16c better how­ever heavy weight year­ling steers to feed went against this trend to lose 10c to 14c/kg against the large im­prove­ment of the pre­vi­ous week.

Heavy grown steers and bul­locks av­er­aged 4c to 10c/kg dearer.

A good supply of cows lifted fur­ther in price to av­er­age 5c to 7c dearer against the im­prove­ments of 5c to 11c/kg of the pre­vi­ous sale.

Medium weight year­ling steers made from 292.2c to 319.2c and av­er­aged 310.8c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed made from 257.2c to 285.2c, up 8c to av­er­age 266.7c/kg.

Grown steers in the 600-750kg range sold from 269.2c to 277.2c up 10c and av­er­ag­ing 275.6c with heavy grown heifers back 13c to av­er­age 197.1c/kg.

D4 Cows to pro­ces­sors made from 203.2c to 220.2c and heavy weights were up 7c and made 208.2c to 234.2c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 282.2c/kg.


850 WERE yarded in Murgon on Tues­day with the mar­ket im­prov­ing slightly in cer­tain ar­eas.

The con­tin­u­ing dry con­di­tions are now de­fi­antly tak­ing a toll on the con­di­tion of cat­tle, and weight loss will only con­tinue now un­til there is a break in the sea­son.

Feeder num­bers were in short supply with most of the store cat­tle yarded be­ing weaner age an­i­mals.

Cat­tle were con­signed from Mt Perry, Biggen­den, Mun­dub­bera, Gayn­dah, Yar­ra­man, Nanango, Kin­garoy and lo­cally.

Heavy Bulls sold to $2330.00 and $2.50 c/kg.

Cows over 520 kg sold to $2.10 c/kg av­er­ag­ing $1.99 c/kg.

Cows in the 400 – 500 kg range av­er­aged $2.01 c/kg for a top of $2.12 c/kg.

Lighter Cows un­der 400 kg sold to $1.85 c/kg.

Ex­port type heifers topped at $2.57 c/kg and $1380.

400 kg Here­ford steers sold to $2.72 c/kg for $1102.

An­gus steers 465 kg re­turned $1210.

355 kg Char­bray steers a/c K Cum­mings Coringa sold for $1010 and $2.84 c/kg.

373 kg Santa steers from L Wil­son sold to $1020.00 at $2.73 c/kg.

Glen­rock Farms sold 315 kg An­gus cross steers for $1040 at $2.75 c/kg.

R& F Ni­chol Mt Perry sold a line of Char­bray weaner steers for a top of $3.39 c/kg and $810.

257 kg Charo­lais cross weaner steers from A& E Graz­ing Byrnestown sold to $818 at $3.18 c/kg.

Drought­mas­ter cross heifers weigh­ing 405 kg sold for $1042 and $2.57 c/kg.

305 kg An­gus cross heifers sold to $2.70 c/kg re­turn­ing $824.

226 kg An­gus weaner heifers from Court & Eller­ton sold to $3.09 c/kg for a $700 re­turn.

Charo­lais cross weaner heifers weigh­ing 226 kg sold to $689 at $3.02 c/kg.

Char­bray weaner heifers from J& M Kin­sella Manum­bar sold to $3.00 c/kg for $650. Better qual­ity weaner heifers sold mainly in the $2.70 - $2.90 c/kg bracket.

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