Latest prices and yardings from Central Queensland selling complexes,
APRIL 30’s sale attracted a yarding of 2375 weaners.
Cattle were drawn from Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Tansey, Booubyjan, Crownthorpe, Woolooga, Coortharba, Hervey Bay, Curra, Miriam Vale, Rosedale, Bundaberg and all local areas.
A & A Trigger Grazing sold Charbray weaner steers for 422c/$1260. HK Dwyer, Biggenden, sold Charbray weaner steers for 436c/$1141. Myola Grazing, Miriam Vale, sold Charbray weaner steers sold for 438c/$1085. R Heritage, Morganville sold Charbray weaner steers for 432c/ $1409. KA & KJ Stanton, Tansey sold Charbray weaner steers for 422c/$1118. NJ & MR Allen, Mundubbera, sold Charbray weaner steers for 440c/ $1076.
Ben Weller, Eidsvold, sold Simmental cross weaner steers for 418c/$1084 and Grey Brahman steers for 392c/$1051. TW & RJ Hall, Goodwood, sold Simmental cross weaner steers for 404c/$1028. Lehmann Cattle Co, Tansey sold Simmental cross weaner steers for 426c/ $1262. AW Beddows, Booubyjan sold Simmental cross weaner steers for 432c/$1015. The Neubecker Trust, Yandaran sold Simmental cross weaner steers for 446c/$954.
BE & AM Gossner, Monduran, sold Angus cross weaner steers for 412c/$1071. Myola Grazing, Miriam Vale, sold Brangus weaner steers for 422c/$903. AJ & TM Currie, Monto, sold Brangus weaner steers for 420c/$1042.
Baker Family Partnership, Gayndah, sold Santa weaner steers for 426c/$1169.
Sunnydale Grazing, Booubyjan, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 422c/$989. S & E Barrett, Woolooga, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 426c/$1091. SW & LE Tincknell, Yandaran, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 416c/ $1034. AK & WA Stanton, Tansey, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 410c/$1113.
DJ & SA Jensen, Monto, sold Red Brahman weaner steers for 390c/$1156. MJ & SA Drayton, Gayndah, sold Red Brahman weaner steers for 390c/$1048. RJ & MM Lloyd, Bundaberg sold Mandalong cross weaner steers for 408c/ $1040.
Gigoomgan Pastoral, Brooweena, sold Charolais cross weaner heifers for 384c/ $1103. HK Dwyer, Biggenden, sold Charbray weaner heifers for 388c/$941. Myola Grazing, Miriam Vale, sold Charbray weaner heifers for 388c/$912. Hocking & Clarke, Mundubbera, sold Charbray weaner heifers for 382c/$1137. SW & L
Tincknell, Yandaran, sold Charolais cross weaner heifers for 380c/$1109. R Heritage, Morganville, sold Charbray weaner heifers for 394c/$1075.
Ben Weller, Eidsvold, sold Simmental cross weaner heifers for 388c/$1104. A & VE Mcintyre, Gin Gin, sold Simmental cross weaner heifers for 400c/$1072. Lehmann Cattle Co, Tansey, sold Simmental cross weaner heifers for 394c/ $1114. RJ & KJ Preston, Eidsvold, sold Simmental cross weaner heifers for 394c/$1185. TW & RJ Hall, Goodwood, sold Simmental cross weaner heifers 396c/$1016.
SFL Beddows, Booubyjan, sold Angus cross weaner heifers for 388c/$815. Roffcor Partners, Gaeta, sold Brangus weaner heifers for 390c/$914. RP Goody, Monto, sold Angus cross weaner heifers for 376c/ $894. AJ & TM Currie, Monto, sold Angus cross weaner heifers for 350c/$882.
JE & TE Tincknell, Murgon, sold Droughtmaster heifers for 360c/$1040. S & E Barrett, Woolooga, sold Droughtmaster weaner heifers for 318c/ $723. Next meatworks and store sale is Thursday, May 7, due to the public holiday.
THERE was a smaller yarding of 2282 head at CQLX Gracemere sale, 1048 less than last week. Quality was good on an offering drawn from local areas along with consignments from Collinsville, Mackay and Nebo.
A keen buyers panel presented and pushed values above the previous sale albeit some of the improvement was due to the quality penned.
Calves topped at 413c for the best steers, with mixed sex averages at 388c/kg for the best bred pens. Vealer steers also reached 413c, with the best averaging 373c/kg. Vealer heifers were little better with a top of 297c, and averages from 280c to 294c/kg. The best bred yearling steers averaged from 335c to 360c, topping at 403c/ kg. Yearling heifers showed further improvements in price, making to 340c, and the best averages were from restockers at 295c to 329c/kg.
Feeders paid the best money for a very good quality offering of grown steers topping at 323c, and averaging from 288c to 313c/kg. Finished steers to processors made to 316c, averaging 297c/kg. Grown heifers to the trade topped at 284c, to average 260c/kg. The 2 score cows sold to 228c, with most averaging 204c/kg. Prime heavy 4 score cows sold to 257c, to average 250c to gain 5c/kg. Heavy bulls also improved in price to average 248c/kg, to processors. The best bred cows and calves made $1,625/unit.
THE yarding at Emerald sale increased by 213 head to 1,871 head. Cattle came from local areas mostly along with lines from Nebo and Bowen.
Quality and condition were generally very good with just a few plain cattle on offer.
The buying panel was again strong with the regular processors and commission buyers supported by local restockers. As a result, prices improved for almost all sections. Despite the cow sale starting slowly, it picked later to record increases in the order of 20c/kg by the finish.
Steer calves made to 380ckg. Vealer steers reached 406c to average 392c/kg. Vealer heifers sold to 329c, averaging 304c to 317c/kg. Yearling steers topped at 404c for medium weights with averages from 311 to 351c for medium and heavy weights and the best light weight yearling steers averaged 375c/kg. Yearling heifers sold strongly to average from 273c to 283c for light weights and from 289c to 315c/ kg for medium and heavy lines.
There were only light supplies of grown steers sold, with those to feed averaging from 304c to 307c/kg. The grown heifers sold to 321c, recording averages from 277c to 310c/kg. Heavy cows averaged 257c with sales to 274c/kg. Heavy bulls to processors averaged an unchanged 230c/kg.
NUMBERS once again increased beyond 3000 head for a yarding of 3105 cattle, 118 more than last sale.
The offering comprised of some excellent lines of heavy prime cows and increased numbers of young crossbred steers all selling to increased rates on recent weeks. Most classes sold to increased prices with strong demand from the regular buying panel, assisted by central feeder and background orders. Cattle were drawn from Burketown, Croydon, Georgetown, Mt Garnet, Einasleigh, Richmond, Hughenden, Collinsville, local and coastal areas.
Young vealer steers sold to improved prices with crossbred steers attracting strong demand improving by more than 15c/kg on last sale.
Vealer heifers met solid demand for better quality lines, however a mixed quality offering of yearling heifers sold in line with quality.
Yearling steers to feed increased by 10c to 15c/kg in all weight ranges. However grown steers were of very mixed quality, medium weights to feed eased in line with quality and good heavy steers to processors improved by up to 3c/kg on last sale.
Grown heifers to feed increasing more than 20c for better quality lines, with heifers to the trade improving by 6c/kg for heavy weights. Good quality heavy bullocks to export processor improved by 4c to 6c/kg. Medium weight cows to processors eased by 11c, mostly in plain condition, while suitable types to restockers lifted by 12c/kg.
Heavy cows increased 9c/ kg, with prime heavy weights firm on last sale. Heavy bulls to background feed destined for live export saw average increases above 20c/kg, with similar increases for good quality bulls to processors.
Light weight vealer steers to restockers sold to 334.2c to average near 300c, while steers above 200kg returning to grass sold to 352.2c to average 320c, with steers to feeder orders averaging 288c/kg. Very good quality vealer heifers returning to the paddock sold to 272c, with a good sample averaging near 228cc/kg. Suitable processor types made to 274.2c to average 249c, while a very good line of heavy young heifers to feed averaged 245c/kg. Yearling steers to feed mostly sold from 265c to 284c, with all weight categories averaging 273c to 278c/kg.
Yearling heifer demand was mixed in line with quality with averages from 175c to 210c/kg.
Grown steers to processors sold to 292.2c to average above 285c/kg for heavy better bred lines. Mixed quality grown heifers eased slightly, with quality and weight a factor, however heavy weights reached 259c to average above 235c, with medium weights to feed averaging above 207c/kg. A good sample of heavy export bullocks to processors topped at 295c to average near 280c/ kg. Medium weight cows to processors sold to 211c to average 179c/kg, with number of plain condition lines on offer. Increased numbers of good heavy cows sold to 245c to average near 220c, with some excellent prime heavy weights reaching 250.2c to average 233c/kg. Heavy bulls suitable for live export to background feed mostly sold from 275c to 299c to average above 280c/kg. Small lines of good quality cows and calves sold from $800 to 1,060/unit.
NUMBERS increased by 548 to 3803 at the Blackall Monthly Weaner and Store sale for April.
Recent southern rainfall and an improvement in overall quality, with a number of local well-bred lines on offer, saw the market quoted dearer with good buyer support from southern feedlots alongside Qld and NSW restockers. Most categories saw a lift in prices from 15c to 60c/kg.
Light weight restocker steers made to a top of 422.2c to average 357c, up 40c/kg. Restocker steers, 280-330kg, sold to 414.2c, averaging 378c, up 50c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers, 330-400kg, made to an interim top of 400.2c with most selling around 360c, up 50c/kg. Heavy feeder steers over 400kg sold to around 368c lifting the average to 341c, up 40c/kg. Light restocker heifers made to 392.2c, averaging 353c/kg. Heifers, 280-330kg, sold to a top of 358c to average 327c, up 30c/ kg. Heifers to feed over 330kg made to 356c to average 323c, up 60c/kg. Cow and calf made a top of $1760/unit.
IN THE YARDS: Kevin Preston is a worker at Burnett Livestock Exchange. The Preston family, Eidsvold, sold a line of 37 Simmental cross weaner heifers to sell for 394c/kg or $1185/head.