Mar­ket starts to firm up

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

TOOWOOMBA CAT­TLE

A LARGER num­ber of mixed qual­ity cat­tle gen­er­ally sold to a firm mar­ket with most classes re­ceiv­ing only qual­ity re­lated price changes.

A fair panel of buy­ers was present and op­er­at­ing in the young cat­tle sec­tion and in­cluded the usual feed and trade buy­ers plus some re­stock­ers.

De­spite some ad­di­tional ex­port pro­ces­sor sup­port on the heavy grown steers and bul­locks, prices gen­er­ally re­mained very close to the pre­vi­ous sale.

The rel­a­tively small se­lec­tion of cows also sold to within a few cents of the pre­vi­ous week.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 328.2c with most close to 306c/kg.

Year­ling steers in the 280-330kg range to feed made to 315.2c to av­er­age 294c/kg.

A good sam­ple of medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 296c and made to 215.2c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged in the early 270c/kg range and made to 288.2c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 268c while those re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 298.2c to av­er­age 286c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling heifers to the trade made to 280.2c to av­er­age 268c and heavy weights to the trade av­er­aged 267c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter av­er­aged 268c and bul­locks made to 278.2c to av­er­age 269c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows av­er­age 181c and made to 190c/kg.

Good heavy cows av­er­aged close to 210c and made to 224.2c/kg some re­turn­ing $2085/head.

Heavy bulls made to 270.2c/kg.

ROMA STORE

THERE was a larger yard­ing of 6225 head at Roma Store sale up 2300 head on last week.

Qual­ity was var­ied with large su­pe­rior runs off feed.

All buy­ers were in at­ten­dance along with ad­di­tional re­stock­ers from out­side the dis­trict and state op­er­at­ing in a mar­ket that was firm with qual­ity de­mand­ing the el­e­vated prices at times es­pe­cially on young cat­tle.

Mixed sex calves less than 200kg made to a top of 350c to av­er­age 314c/kg.

Weaner steers less than 280kg made to a top of 363c to av­er­age 308c/kg.

Trade steers over 280kg to feed made to a top of 330c to av­er­age 286c/kg.

Heavy feeder steers over 400kg made to a top of 306.2c to av­er­age 269c/kg.

Year­ling heifers less than 280kg made to a top of 300c to av­er­age 282c/kg.

Cows topped at 220c to av­er­age 190c/kg.

Cows with calves at foot made to a top of $1240/unit.

Light bulls less than 450kg made to a top of 328c to av­er­age 269c/kg.

Bulls over 600kg made to a top of 271 to av­er­age 246c/kg.

WAR­WICK CAT­TLE

THERE was a small in­crease in sup­ply and a fair panel of buy­ers was present and most were op­er­at­ing.

The num­ber of young cat­tle and heavy grown steers and bul­locks penned re­mained un­changed while there were a larger num­ber of cows of­fered.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock re­ceived a small im­prove­ment in price.

Medium and heavy weight year­ling steers to feed ex­pe­ri­enced only qual­ity re­lated price changes.

Heavy grown steers and bul­locks to ex­port slaugh­ter sold close to the pre­vi­ous week’s level and cows fol­lowed a sim­i­lar trend to be within a few cents of the last sale.

A small sam­ple of vealer heifers to the trade made to 296.2c to av­er­age 276c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to a top of 349.2c with a good sam­ple av­er­ag­ing 309c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 286c and made to 308.2c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged in the early to mid 270c range with an iso­lated sale to 290c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers mostly sold in the 260c range with some to 281.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling heifers to the trade av­er­aged 270c and made to 287.2c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling heifers to the trade made to a top of 274.2c most close to 258c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter av­er­aged 268c and made to 274.2c and bul­locks av­er­aged 264c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows av­er­aged 187c and made to 190.2c/kg.

The best of the medium weights made to 214.2c to av­er­age 208c/kg.

Good heavy cows made to 223.2c with a good sam­ple av­er­ag­ing 218c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 277.2c/kg.

MORE­TON CAT­TLE

AGENTS Boyd O’Brien Bartholomew re­ported a yard­ing of 423 cat­tle yarded Tues­day, val­ues re­main un­changed to slightly eas­ier for most de­scrip­tions of young cat­tle.

Heavy feed­ers sold to re­duced rates.

Trade were un­changed while ex­port was firm to dearer.

L& P Haynes, of Linville, sold Euro x year­ling heifers for 284.2 c/kg weigh­ing 255kg to re­turn $724.

Year­ling steers ac­count R Box, of Gool­man, sold for 300 c/kg weigh­ing 191kg to re­turn $575.

R& T Man­der­son sold Euro x vealer heifers to 265 c/kg weigh­ing 270kg to re­turn $715.

Garry Nau­mann, of Tenthill, sold Limo x year­ling steers for 285.2 c/kg weigh­ing 285kg to re­turn $812.

Brad Zis­chke sold Mur­ray Grey x steers for 290.2 c/kg weigh­ing 295kg to re­turn $856.

L Bate­man sold Santa x year­ling steers for 288.2 c/kg weigh­ing.

L Bate­man sold Santa x year­ling steers for 288.2 c/kg weigh­ing 305kg to re­turn $879.

Sym­bol D Graz­ing, of Kil­coy, sold grain as­sist veal­ers for 287.2 c/kg weigh­ing 200kg to re­turn $574.

MJ & TA Dowd­ing sold weaner steers for 308.2 c/kg weigh­ing 105kg to re­turn $323.

Feeder heifers sold to a stronger mar­ket to­day with good qual­ity milk tooth heifers ac­count Fern­bank Pas­toral, of Kil­coy, sold for 288.2 c/kg weigh­ing 350kg to re­turn $1010.

John Eng­land, of Sam­ford, sold qual­ity d’mas­ter back­grounder steers for 289.2 c/kg weigh­ing 351kg to re­turn $1016.

Heavy feeder steers ac­count War­ren Hick­son sold to a top of 284.2 c/kg weigh­ing 415kg to re­turn $1179.

Peter McLean, of Day­bor­ough, sold d’mas­ter x steers for 272.2 c/kg weigh­ing 360kg to re­turn $979.

Pas­ture fed Brah­man heifers ac­count Bris­bane Val­ley Pas­toral sold for 254.2 c/kg weigh­ing 417kg to re­turn $1061.

Two Tons, of Har­lin, sold d’mas­ter pas­ture heifers for 269.2 c/kg weigh­ing 407kg to re­turn $1096.

Peter McLean sold pas­ture fed ox sold to 261.2 c/kg weigh­ing 605kg to re­turn $1580.

Cows were firm with good cows ac­count L Smith, of Mt Sylvia, reach­ing 218.2 c/kg weigh­ing 710kg to re­turn $1549.

G Heb­ble­white, of Jim­boomba, sold d’mas­ter x cows for 214.2 c/kg weigh­ing 575kg to re­turn $ 1231.

Bris­bane Val­ley Pas­toral sold Brah­man cows for 217.2 c/kg weigh­ing 434kg to re­turn $943.

Bulls sold to an im­proved mar­ket with a Charo­lais x bull ac­count Brodie Hur­ley sell­ing 268.2 c/kg weigh­ing 730kg to re­turn $1957.

Yar­rim­bah Stud sold a Charo­lais bull for 268.2 c/kg weigh­ing 830kg to re­turn $2226.

DALBY CAT­TLE

NUM­BERS in­creased by 440 head and buyer at­ten­dance was gen­er­ally good with the re­turn of some south­ern op­er­a­tors.

Medium and heavy weight year­ling steers to feed ex­pe­ri­enced a small im­prove­ment of 1c to 2c/kg.

Year­ling heifers to feed ex­pe­ri­enced very lit­tle change.

Heavy grown steers and bul­locks could not main­tain the av­er­age prices of the pre­vi­ous week while the cows were firm to marginally dearer.

Half the pro­ceeds of one pen of grain-fed bul­locks were sold on be­half of the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice to reach 299.2c/kg to av­er­age $2057/head.

Year­ling steers 400kg plus made from 270.2c to 296.2c to av­er­age 288.5c/kg.

Year­ling heifers to feed sold from 266.2c to 238.2c and av­er­aged 235.3c/kg.

Heavy weight grown steers were back by 7c mak­ing from 262.2c to 275c with grown heifers sell­ing from 220c to 225c/kg.

Medium weight cows sold from 200c to 225.2 to av­er­age 217.2c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 270c/kg

CROWS NEST CAT­TLE

NUM­BERS were slightly up from last sale.

Prices on qual­ity cat­tle re­mained solid with plainer types re­flec­tive of weather con­di­tions.

Feed­lot buy­ers were scarce be­cause of meat­works’ shut downs for Christ­mas.

We’ll see them ac­tive again in com­ing weeks.

K& K Von­hoff, Boodua, sold feeder steers at $1200ea.

M& E Polzin, Haden, pre­sented ex­cel­lent mid range Droughtie Heifers to make $985ea.

A& L Tay­lor, Ravens­bourne, sold a range of cat­tle in­clud­ing Heifers to $980 and a line of Here­ford X Steers to $800ea to av $820.

Lo­cal grain as­sisted Mur­ray Grey Steers also to $1150 and $950 to av $1020.

Next sale date set down for Septem­ber 23, 11am. Crows Nest A,H, & I Can­teen.

PHOTO: FILE

BOUNC­ING BACK: Prices have im­proved slightly in many re­gions.

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