Market starts to firm up
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BOUNCING BACK: Prices have improved slightly in many regions.