Drought shows in qual­ity

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

TOOWOOMBA CAT­TLE

WITH no sale next week due to the pub­lic hol­i­day num­bers only in­creased by 190 head.

Over­all qual­ity con­tin­ues to de­cline and young cat­tle were in the largest num­bers.

Light and medium weight year­ling steers to feed and re­stock­ers could not main­tain the lev­els of the pre­vi­ous week.

How­ever, heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 4c/kg dearer.

Light weight year­ling heifers ex­pe­ri­enced some im­prove­ment in price.

Heavy grown steers and bul­locks to ex­port slaugh­ter sold to a firm mar­ket with some small im­prove­ments in places.

Cows also gen­er­ally sold to a firm mar­ket with plain con­di­tion classes a few cents dearer.

Steer calves re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 341c with mixed sex calves av­er­ag­ing 285c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock av­er­aged 298c and made to 315.2c/kg.

Year­ling steers to feed in the 280-330kg range made to the oc­ca­sional 320.2c most close to 296c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 292c and made to 306.2c/kg.

A fair sam­ple of heavy weight year­ling steers to feed reached 283.2c with most around 272c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers gen­er­ally sold in the 270c range with some to 282.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling heifers to the trade av­er­aged 265c and made to an iso­lated 289.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter made to a top of 279.2c with most close to 270c and the bul­lock por­tion also av­er­aged 270c and made to 277.2c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows av­er­aged 186c and sold to 192.2c/kg.

Good heavy cows mostly sold around 212c with a mix­ture of heifers and cows reach­ing 220.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 256.2c/kg.

GYMPIE CAT­TLE

SUL­LI­VAN Live­stock yarded 1363 cat­tle at their Gympie sale held Mon­day.

The mar­ket re­mained firm with the ex­cep­tion of young cat­tle which were slightly eas­ier.

Cat­tle were drawn from Gayn­dah, Ara­mara, Mary­bor­ough, Bau­ple, Woolooga, Tansey, Kilki­van, Maleny, Ke­nil­worth, Eu­mundi, Cooroy and all lo­cal ar­eas.

Lim­ited num­bers of heavy feed­ers topped at $2.80 gen­er­ally selling from $2.65 to $2.75.

Sim­men­tal cross steers from RB & KE Corkin, Maleny made $2.75 to re­turn $1189.

Bran­gus steers from the Slater Fam­ily made $2.75 ($1073).

Mur­ray grey cross steers from P& G Le Compte, Yan­d­ina made $2.79 ($963).

Charo­lais cross steers from Ken Guy, Eu­mundi made $2.99 ($856), while their Santa cross broth­ers made $2.99 ($832).

Weaner steers topped at $3.20 but most sold from $2.80 to $3.15

Heavy feeder heifers sold to a top of $2.61 for Santa cross heifers from Doug Sall­away to re­turn $1104.

Grey brah­man heifers from Yenda, Gayn­dah sold for $2.97 ($775).

Store con­di­tioned weaner heifers sold from $2.40 to $2.58.

Good con­di­tioned vealer heifers gen­er­ally sold from $2.50 to $2.62.

Cows and calves topped at $1320.

WAR­WICK CAT­TLE

NUM­BERS re­mained vir­tu­ally un­changed and fair panel of buy­ers was present.

All were op­er­at­ing in a firm to dearer mar­ket.

De­spite the dry con­di­tions re­stock­ers lifted prices on light weight year­ling steers by 15c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 2c/kg bet­ter fol­low­ing the large losses the pre­vi­ous sale.

Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed re­ceived stronger sup­port to aver­age 4c/kg dearer.

Light weight year­ling heifers to feed or slaugh­ter im­proved in price by 5c to 6c, how­ever medium weight year­ling heifers to feed gained 10c to 20c/kg.

Bul­locks av­er­aged 3c dearer and cows sold to a mar­ket that was 6c to 7c/kg bet­ter.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turned to the pad­dock for an aver­age of 311c, while some sold to 331.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 277c and made to 285.2c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 275c and reached 281.2c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers to slaugh­ter av­er­aged 267c while feeder classes av­er­aged 276c and made to 288.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged around the 270c range and made to 277.2c while lo­cal trade de­scrip­tions av­er­aged 267c and made to 280.2c/kg.

Bul­locks av­er­aged 274c and made to 275.2c while full mouth bul­locks av­er­aged 263c and made to 267.2c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows av­er­aged 193c and made to 199.2c/kg.

Good heavy cows mostly sold around 220c, with sales reach­ing 225.2c/kg, re­turn­ing $2,100/head.

Heavy bulls made to 277.2c/kg.

MORE­TON CAT­TLE

ALL ex­port cat­tle ex­pe­ri­enced a firm­ing trend, feeder cat­tle were slightly dearer with very good com­pe­ti­tion.

Light grain fed and prime year­lings saw an eas­ier mar­ket.

Veal­ers were firm, plain store cat­tle found lesser com­pe­ti­tion in line with dry con­di­tions.

Crop fed 4 tooth drought­mas­ter steers from ven­dor Lake­side Farms sold for 281.2 c/kg weigh­ing 613kg to re­turn $1723.

Lake­side Farms also sold crop-fed 2 tooth drought­mas­ter steers for 283.2 c/kg weigh­ing 599kg to re­turn $ 1697.

70 days grain ac­cred­ited char­bray steers from ven­dor Gal­lanani Graz­ing Co sold for 292.2 c/kg weigh­ing 518 kg to re­turn $1514.

90 days grain ac­cred­ited an­gus x heifers ac­count D & M Heck sold for 283.2 c/kg weigh­ing 535kg to re­turn $1515.

M Hi­lan sold charo­lais x feeder steers for 278.2 c/kg weigh­ing 465kg to re­turn $1295.

Golden Pas­toral Co sold charo­lais cross trade feeder steers for 280.2 c/kg weigh­ing 364kg to re­turn $1020.

Golden Pas­toral Co also sold bran­gus trade feeder steers for 287.2 c/kg weigh­ing 338kg to re­turn $970.

Drought­mas­ter weaner steers N& S Kerle sold for 314.2c/kg weigh­ing 228kg to re­turn $718.

D Har­vey sold euro x veal­ers for 288.2 c/kg weigh­ing 249kg to re­turn $717.

Heavy santa x cows ac­count C& M Klein­schmidt and Ca­paja FT sold for 224.2 c/kg weigh­ing 680kg to re­turn $1525.

Friesian dairy cows ac­count P& M Scheu sold for 217.2 c/kg weigh­ing 515kg to re­turn $1354.

Medium dairy cows ac­count C J Kruger sold for 223.2 c/kg weigh­ing 464kg to re­turn $1035.

Li­mousin bulls ac­count Cole Es­tate sold for 296.2 c/kg weigh­ing 745kg to re­turn $2206.

Char­bray heavy bulls ac­count Glen­hills Pas­toral Co sold for 254.2 c/kg weigh­ing 1160kg to re­turn $2949.

More­ton All Breed Bull Sale 10am Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7. More­ton Beef Clas­sic Show and Sale Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19.

En­tries close Oc­to­ber 10.

ROMA STORE

THERE was a yarding of 3,581 head at Roma Store Sale, down 2,300 head on last week.

The ma­jor­ity were heifers, with 150 less steers and just fewer than 600 cows were of­fered.

All buy­ers were present, with the right ar­ti­cle and su­pe­rior cat­tle con­tin­u­ing to reach solid prices how­ever av­er­ages were af­fected by lesser qual­ity lines.

An out­stand­ing class of weaner steers made to a top of 373.2c and av­er­aged 328c/kg.

Trade steers made to a top of 294.2c to aver­age 274c/kg.

Weaner heifers made to a top of 292.2c to aver­age 258c/kg.

Trade heifers sold to a top of 270.2c and av­er­aged 258c/kg.

Grown steers to slaugh­ter weigh­ing over 400kg made to a top of 284.2, av­er­ag­ing 215c/kg, again af­fected by qual­ity sup­ply and de­mand.

Medium weight cows reached 219.2c and av­er­aged

176c while heavy cows to slaugh­ter made to a top of 259.2c, av­er­ag­ing 210c/kg.

Lighter bulls re­turn­ing to the pad­dock reached 316.2c and av­er­aged 220c while heav­ier bulls made to 246.2c to aver­age 224c/kg.

Cows with calves at foot sold for $1220/unit.

DALBY CAT­TLE

THE sup­ply of stock re­duced by 1,200 head and buyer at­ten­dance was gen­er­ally good and most were op­er­at­ing in a firm to dearer mar­ket.

Medium and heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 1c to 4c dearer, how­ever year­ling heifers to feed re­gained some of the pre­vi­ous week’s losses to aver­age 13c/kg bet­ter.

Heavy grown steers and bul­locks ex­pe­ri­enced very lit­tle change in price.

Cows sold to a dearer trend with the bet­ter end of the cows 5c/kg dearer.

Year­ling steers made from 238c to 296.2c, with the C3 heavy weights av­er­ag­ing 276.8c, up 4c/kg.

Year­ling C3 heifers to feed­ers sold from 251.2c to 290.2c and av­er­aged 266.9c, up 13c/kg.

Grown steers to feed­ers in the 400-500kg range made from 248c to 258.2c, eas­ing 6c, those in the 500-600kg range av­er­aged 254.4c/kg.

Grown heifers made from 210.2c to 243.2c/kg.

D4 cows, in the 400-520kg range, made from 205c to 218.2c, to aver­age 212.5c, up by 5c/kg on last sale.

Bulls sold from 214.2c to 268.2c, with the heavy weight C3s mak­ing from 230.2c to 260.2c, to aver­age 247.5c, back by 4c/kg.

WAR­WICK SHEEP

WAR­WICK Selling Agents yarded 2407 lambs and hoggets, and 637 sheep at last week’s sale.

Top lambs ac­count CC & AM Muir of “Glen Elva”, Millmer­ran sold for $167.

In a larger yarding of both sheep and lambs, the mar­ket was cheaper for all de­scrip­tions.

Cross­bred lambs 51 - 55kg live weight selling from $135 to $142.

Cross­bred lambs 46 - 50kg live weight selling from $128 to $143.

Cross­bred lambs 41 - 45kg live weight selling from $126 to $135.

Cross­bred lambs 35 - 40kg live weight selling from $106 to $125.5.

Cross­bred lambs 65.3kg live weight selling to $167.

Cross­bred hoggets 62.2kg live weight selling to $102 shorn.

Trade wethers $10 selling to $120 or $ 3.70/kg est dress wgt.

Light wethers $2 selling to $ 55.00 or $ 2.75/kg est dress wgt.

Heavy xbred ewes $6 selling to $ 119 or $ 3.70/kg est dress wgt.

Light ewes $2 selling to $37 or $ 2kg est dress wgt.

PHOTO: JONNO COLFS

CHEAPER MAR­KET: Some of the live­stock up for grabs at the War­wick sheep sales.

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