Prices im­prove up to 32c/kg

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


CAT­TLE num­bers fell by 709 head to 5841 at the Roma Store Sale. Cat­tle were yarded from a wide sup­ply area with a large por­tion drawn from west­ern Queens­land. The over­all qual­ity of the yard­ing was var­ied and de­mand was strong for qual­ity lines of younger cat­tle. The usual panel of buy­ers was present and op­er­at­ing. Prices in­creased across the bet­ter qual­ity lines with both light weight and medium weight year­ling steers im­prov­ing by up to 18c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers im­proved by up to 32c/kg. Other cat­e­gories of cat­tle saw mainly qual­ity re­lated price changes.

A good sam­ple of light weight year­ling steers to re­stock­ers sold to 311.2c to aver­age 292c, while a fair sam­ple of light weight year­ling steers sold to 324.2c to aver­age of 289c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to do­mes­tic feed sold to 294.2c to aver­age 286c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers un­der

200kg to re­stock­ers sold to

274.2c to aver­age 259c, while light weight heifers

200-280kg sold to 300c to aver­age 251c/kg.

Light weight grown steers to feed sold to 281.2c to aver­age 278c/kg. A fair sam­ple of grown heifers to slaugh­ter sold to 250.2c to aver­age 248c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows sold to

225.2c to aver­age 203c, while heavy weight cows sold to 258.2c to aver­age

242c/kg. A fair sam­ple of light weight bulls to re­stock­ers saw a top price of 272.2c sell­ing to an aver­age of



FOL­LOW­ING some use­ful rain­fall across parts of the sup­ply area num­bers only re­duced by 74 to 947 head at War­wick. There was a wide vari­a­tion in qual­ity from poor con­di­tion classes through to well pre­sented sup­ple­men­tary fed lines. Buyer at­ten­dance was gen­er­ally good and most were op­er­at­ing. Prices im­proved across classes of young cat­tle with gains of 10c to 20c/kg be­ing fairly com­mon. A small sam­ple of heavy grown steers and bul­locks also sold to a dearer trend. Cows var­ied in price ac­cord­ing to qual­ity with some im­prove­ment in places, but across the largest sam­ples prices re­mained close to the pre­vi­ous week’s level.

A few steer calves re­turn­ing to the pad­dock reached

302.2c to aver­age 291c/kg. A hand­ful of vealer steers sold to the lo­cal butcher trade for

299.2c, while a cou­ple of out­stand­ing vealer heifers made to 321.2c/kg. Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 289.2c to aver­age

276c/kg. Year­ling steers to feed for the do­mes­tic mar­ket made to 314.2c, with a good sam­ple av­er­ag­ing about

290c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 280c with one pen reach­ing 317.2c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 275c and made to

284.2c, with a hand­ful to the trade reach­ing 304.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter made to

309.2c to aver­age 308c and a cou­ple of bul­locks made to

306.2c/Kg. Light weight poor con­di­tion cows re­turned to the pad­dock for 142c and medium weights av­er­aged 170c/kg. Medium weight two score cows to pro­ces­sors av­er­aged

195c and made to 201.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to

257.2c, with most mak­ing close to 250c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 250.2c/kg.


IN­STANCES of iso­lated rain­fall over parts of the sup­ply area re­duced sup­ply of stock by

155 head to 695. Over­all qual­ity was mixed apart from a few well pre­sented year­ling steers and heifers, ide­ally suited to the lo­cal trade mar­ket, plus a hand­ful of sup­ple­men­tary fed bul­locks. Light weight year­ling steers to re­stock­ers av­er­aged over

20c/kg bet­ter and a small num­ber of year­ling steers to feed for the do­mes­tic mar­ket also ex­pe­ri­enced some im­prove­ments. Light weight year­ling heifers sold to a dearer trend. Plain con­di­tion cows could not main­tain the level of the pre­vi­ous sale two weeks ago, while the bet­ter end of the cows re­ceived very lit­tle to no change in price for the qual­ity penned.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to a top of 303.2c to aver­age 273c, while the lesser qual­ity lines av­er­aged

224c/kg. Year­ling steers in the 280-330kg weight cat­e­gory made to 295.2c to aver­age 283c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to the lo­cal trade mar­ket made to

289.2c to aver­age 286c/kg. Heavy year­ling steers over

400kg to the trade sold to 295c, with a fair sam­ple av­er­ag­ing 283c/kg. The bet­ter end of the light weight year­ling heifers made to 246.2c to aver­age 237c/kg. Year­ling heifers to feed for the do­mes­tic mar­ket made to

266.2c to aver­age 253c, while medium weights to the trade made to 286.2c to aver­age 266c/kg.

A hand­ful of heavy grown steers made to 279.2c and some well pre­sented sup­ple­men­tary fed bul­locks made to 306.2c/kg. Medium weight two score cows aver­age 189c with some to

205.2c/kg. Poor con­di­tion heavy cows av­er­aged close to

201c, while the heavy three scores av­er­aged 225c/kg. A cou­ple of good heavy cows made to 244.2c/kg. Heavy bulls av­er­aged 242c and made to 264.2c with one re­turn­ing to the pad­dock at



RAIN in parts of the sup­ply area re­duced num­bers by 1624 head to 3414 at Dalby. Buyer at­ten­dance was good and in­cluded some in­ter­state op­er­a­tors in the feeder sec­tions. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 12c to 17c/kg bet­ter and medium weight year­ling heifers ex­pe­ri­enced some small im­prove­ments. Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 12c/kg dearer. The younger end of the heavy grown steers and bul­locks were in de­mand with plain con­di­tion cows ex­pe­ri­enc­ing very lit­tle change, while the bet­ter cows lifted in price by


Year­ling steers in the

330-400kg range made from

273.2c to 293.2c up by 6c to aver­age 284.3c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to process sold from 265.2c to

270.2c av­er­ag­ing 266c/kg. Medium weight grown steers in the 500-600kg range sold from 275.2c to

306.2c to aver­age 289c, while grown heifers up to

540kg made from 248.2c to

255c to aver­age 252.3c/kg. Heavy cows made from

240.2c to 260.2c to aver­age

252.7c/kg. The best heavy bull made to 286.2c/kg.


BUR­NETT Live­stock & Realty’s meat­works and store sale on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8, saw a yard­ing of 919 head. The meat­works mar­ket was af­fected by qual­ity and vol­ume, eas­ing on last sale. Feeder steer prices lifted re­flect­ing the good qual­ity vol­ume lines of­fered and weaner cat­tle were harder to shift while buy­ers wait for more rain and look for more con­sis­tent lines of wean­ers. Plainer type store cat­tle contributed to the soft­en­ing mar­ket av­er­ages.

Bul­locks over 600kg sold to

287c, eas­ing 3c on last sale. Trade bul­locks 500kg-600kg sold to 291c, back 3c, and cows over 500kg sold to

252c, back 6c. Cows 400 to

500kg sold to 235c, back

10c. Feeder steers 400kg to

500kg sold to a top of 288c, up 8c, while steers 300kg to

400kg sold to 283c, up 6c. Steers 200kg to 300kg sold to 279c, down 6c on last fort­night. Heifers 300kg to

400kg sold for 244c, back

18c and heifers 200kg to

300kg sold to 240c, down


Four tooth santa cross bul­locks from Wan­doan sold for 287c/$1768. Four tooth bran­gus bul­locks from Mur­gon sold for 275c/$1713. Drought­mas­ter bul­locks from Gin Gin sold for 260c/$1886. Two and four tooth santa cross bul­locks from Wan­doan sold for 291c/$1732.

A line of 72 milk and two tooth char­bray steers from Bund­aberg sold to a top of 288c/$1383.


EX­PORT and feed­lot types again sold to strong rates in Mur­gon on Tues­day with agents yard­ing 500 head. Num­bers were drawn from Mun­dub­bera, Gayn­dah, Mt Perry Biggenden, Kin­garoy, Yar­ra­man and lo­cally. Heavy bulls topped at $2.67c/kg for


Bul­locks sold to $2.99c/kg and $1959.

Heavy cows also sold to slightly dearer rates top­ping at

$2.53c/kg and $1560. Cows

400-500kg sold to

$2.41c/kg, av­er­ag­ing


Lighter cows un­der 400kg sold to a top of $2.17c/kg.

495kg drought­mas­ter steers from Wondai sold to

$2.78c/kg to re­turn $1378. Bran­gus steers from Mur­gon sold to $2.72c/kg at

405kg for $1104. A line of drought­mas­ter weaner steers from Manum­bar sold to $627 for 222kg and $2.82c/kg. Charo­lais cross weaner steers from Wooroon­den sold for

$2.68c/kg. 465kg brah­man heifers sold to $1209 at

$2.60c/kg. Two pens of an­gus heifers from Yar­ra­man sold to $2.32c/kg and

$2.25c/kg for $586 and


Three pens of light drought­mas­ter cross heifers from Manum­bar sold for

$2.30c/kg, $2.35c/kg and

$2.59c/kg. Cows and calves were in lim­ited num­bers and sold to a top of $1200.


500 cat­tle were sold at the monthly Lis­more Store sale last Satur­day.

Patchy rain lifted spir­its and steers prices.

Good weaner steers sold in the $2.60 to $2.86/kg range with most re­turn­ing $500 to


A few 18-month-old steers sold from $2.40 to $2.56/kg.

Weaner heifers sold from

$1.80 to $2.28/kg and lightweights $1.50 to


Good young breed­ers sold to strong com­pe­ti­tion most in the $1280 to $1460 range.

Older cows and calves sold from $450 to $900 de­pend­ing on frame and po­ten­tial.

On Tues­day at the Lis­more yards an­other 150 cat­tle were sold.

Prices were sim­i­lar to re­cent weeks.

Prime veal­ers sold from

$2.15 to $2.36/kg. Re­stock­ers paid from $1.55 to $2.20/kg for heifers and

$2 to $2.42/kg for steers. Heavy cows sold from

$2.10 to $2.36/kg.


NUM­BERS on of­fer were sim­i­lar to the pre­vi­ous week at NRLX, where 855 head were yarded.

There were a small num­ber of sup­ple­men­tary fed veal­ers and year­lings sell­ing slightly dearer, where veal­ers made to

267.2c/kg re­al­is­ing

$1070.92 for Glen and Vicki Cole and year­lings made

236.2c/kg, $987.00 and sold by Mon­doro Pty Ltd. Larger num­bers of plainer con­di­tioned re stocker wean­ers were on of­fer with prices slip­ping up to 15c/kg in price.

Over­all steers, heifers and cows in good con­di­tion sold well, with steers fetch­ing

$1498.50 and topped at

270c/kg for Darryl Amos, heifers 254.2c/kg for $1271 and sold by Craig Fowler and cows topped at 250.2c/kg, sold by Stephen Jar­rett for


There was a good line-up of bulls on of­fer where prices in­crease slightly, with the best­selling for 248.2c/kg

$1897.58 and sold by Brian and M Creedy.

T and W McCor­mack and Ram­sey Bul­mer held the store sale on Fri­day where a to­tal yard­ing of 486 + calves were sold, where a large per­cent­age were of plainer con­di­tion.

Most of the bet­ter steers went to Queens­land.

The heifers and cows and calves were bought by lo­cal buy­ers.

Cows and calves sold to

$1400 for Lynette Gar­rett and dry cows made $800 and sold by Barry Rose.

There were 270 live weight steers sold to top at

306.2c/kg mak­ing $1408.62 and sold by Frank Spinaze.


CAT­TLE SALE: Matilda, Ri­ley, Wil­liam and Steven Gil­lies sold a pen of steers for 294c/kg at the Toowoomba Sa­le­yards on Mon­day.

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