Bul­locks reach 307c/kg

The Western Star - - Rural Weekly -

TOOWOOMBA

NUM­BERS re­duced by 153 head to 758. Mixed qual­ity young cat­tle were in the largest num­bers, along with a few pens of very well pre­sented heavy grown steers, and there was a wide vari­a­tion in the stan­dard of the fair sup­ply of cows. The usual panel of buy­ers was present and most were op­er­at­ing. Sim­i­lar to other mar­kets, plain con­di­tion light weight cat­tle ex­pe­ri­enced lim­ited sup­port. How­ever, most other classes were in de­mand and sold to a dearer trend.

Medium and heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 15c to 20c/kg bet­ter. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed lifted in price by 11c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port process re­ceived strong com­pe­ti­tion. Good heavy cows sold to a mar­ket 14c/kg bet­ter.

The oc­ca­sional vealer steer made to 290.2c and the best of the vealer heifers sold to the trade at an iso­lated 304.2c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turned to the pad­dock at an av­er­age of 225c, with some to 242.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 281c and made to 290.2c, with the oc­ca­sional sale to the trade at 318.2c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 295c and sold to 300c, as one heavy weight year­ling steer ex the show ring sold to lo­cal butch­ers at 325.2c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers pri­mar­ily sold close to 204c, with some to 242.2c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 250c and made to 260.2c, with iso­lated sales to the trade at 300.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port process av­er­aged 305c, with sales to 313.2c/kg.

Light weight poor con­di­tion cows av­er­aged 148c and medium weight 2 scores av­er­aged 189c and sold to 207.2c/kg.

Good heavy cows mainly sold for ap­prox­i­mately 245c, with the oc­ca­sional pen mak­ing to 259.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 278.2c/kg.

MURGON

850 were yarded in Murgon Tues­day. A big per­cent­age of the yard­ing sold to dearer rates. Cat­tle were drawn from Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayn­dah, Mt Perry, Durong, Kin­garoy, Kilki­van and lo­cally. Heavy Bulls sold to $2.80 and $2810.00.

Bul­locks topped at $2.99 c/kg and $2000.00. Cows over 500 kg topped at $2.32 c/kg av­er­ag­ing $2.15 c/kg. Cows 400 – 500 kg av­er­aged $1.83 sell­ing to $2.27 c/kg. Lighter cows un­der 400 kg topped at $1.76 c/kg. Ex­port heifers sold to $2.80 c/kg and $1688.00.

444 kg char­bray steers from Murgon sold to $3.03 c/kg re­turn­ing $1347. An­gus steers weigh­ing 424 kg sold for $2.95 c/kg re­turn­ing $1250. Two pens of santa cross steers from Merl­wood sold for $1265 and $ 1174 at $2.89c/kg. Lo­cal milk tooth santa steers weigh­ing 395kg sold for $1166 at $2.95 c/kg.

Drought­mas­ter cross steers from Byee sold to $1329 at $2.93 c/kg and 453kg.

421kg milk tooth steers from Gayn­dah sold for $2.92 c/kg and $1230.

385kg santa steers from Crown­thorpe sold for $2.75 c/kg re­turn­ing $1060. 317kg charo­lais steers from Boouby­jan sold for $2.60 c/kg and $823. Two pens of charo­lais cross weaner steers from Mundubbera sold for $839 (2.79) and $830.00 (2.88). Lo­cal 250kg drought­mas­ter weaner steers sold for $615 at $2.46c/kg. 413kg drought­mas­ter heifers from Mof­fat­dale sold for $1037 at $2.51 c/kg.

Euro cross heifers with a weight of 386kg sold for $2.58c/kg re­turn­ing $998. 395kg santa cross heifers from Tansey sold for $2.50c/kg and $988.

Santa heifers weigh­ing 344 kg sold for $857 at $2.49c/kg. Santa heifers from Nanango topped the weaner heifers mar­ket sell­ing to $2.29c/kg. Char­bray weaner heifers from Mundubbera sold for $2.27c/kg and $568. Gen­er­ally the heav­ier bet­ter qual­ity weaner heifers sold from $1.90c/kg to $2.10 c/kg.

The next Murgon sale is on Tues­day, Au­gust 6 at 8am.

BIGGENDEN

BUR­NETT Live­stock & Realty’s meat­works and store sale on Mon­day, July 22 saw a yard­ing of 1882 head. The mar­ket was stronger for prime and feeder cat­tle and vol­ume buy­ers for the re-stocker mar­ket strength­ened prices for weaner weight cat­tle.

In the meat­works sec­tion very few num­bers were yarded with bul­locks sell­ing from 270c-301c.

Fat heifers sold from 230c-277c; cows sold from 200c-230c and store cows sold from 150c-180c.

Milk and two tooth sim­brah steers from Eidsvold sold for 306c/$1555 and the brah­man cross steers sold from 276c-295c/$1111-$1486.

Milk tooth drought­mas­ter steers from Woolooga sold for 295c/$1505.

Two tooth drought­mas­ter cross steers from Byrnestown sold for 290c/$1487 and the four tooth steers sold for 270c/$1402.

Milk and two tooth li­mousin steers from Biggenden sold for 297c/$1260. Milk tooth santa steers from Monto sold for 299c/$1343.

Milk tooth char­bray steers from South Kolan sold for 305c/$1266. Milk tooth charo­lais steers from Pros­ton sold for 301c/$1102. Milk tooth cross­bred steers from Tee­bar sold for 296c/$1166. Milk tooth sim­men­tal steers from Stonelands sold for 300c/$1225. Milk tooth short­horn steers from Coal­stoun Lakes sold for 299c/$1148. Milk tooth drought­mas­ter steers from Boompa sold for 292c/$1120.

Cat­tle were drawn from Than­g­ool, Monto, Boouby­jan, Woolooga, Stonelands, Pros­ton, Gi­goom­gan, Yan­daran, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Gaeta, Rosedale, South Kolan, Mundubbera, Gin Gin, Wallav­ille, Brooweena, Her­vey Bay, Childers, Gayn­dah, Mt Perry and all lo­cal ar­eas.

The next meat­works and store sale will be on Au­gust 5.

WAR­WICK

NUM­BERS in­creased by 370 head to 1,880. Cows dom­i­nated the grown cat­tle sec­tion with mixed qual­ity young cat­tle were in the largest num­bers.

Buyer rep­re­sen­ta­tion was gen­er­ally good, with ad­di­tional feeder op­er­a­tors, and as one ex­port pro­ces­sor stepped out another stepped in.

De­spite the larger sup­ply of stock and the dry sea­sonal con­di­tions, prices for a num­ber of classes im­proved.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock av­er­aged 9c/kg dearer.

Medium and heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 2c/kg bet­ter. Light weight year­ling heifers to back­ground or re­stock­ers sold to fair de­mand for the qual­ity penned.

Medium weight year­ling heifers to the trade lifted in price by 11c/kg. Cows gained a fur­ther 4c to 9c/kg, with plain con­di­tion classes im­prov­ing the most.

Steer calves to the pad­dock made from 259.2c to 241c and heifer calves made to 209.2c, with mixed sex calves av­er­ag­ing 187c/kg.

Vealer heifers to feed av­er­aged 242c, and a small num­ber to the trade made to 255c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers sold to re­stock­ers at an av­er­age of 247c, with some to 279.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 281c and sold to 296.2c, as a small sam­ple of heavy weights to feed av­er­aged 288c, mak­ing to 294.2c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers pri­mar­ily sold close to 206c, with sales to 234.2c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to the trade made to 284.2c to av­er­age 271c/kg.

A cou­ple of bul­locks made to 307.2c and heavy grown heifers sold to 282.2c to av­er­age 271c/kg.

Medium weight plain con­di­tion cows to re­stock­ers made to 190.2c to av­er­age 185c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows to pro­ces­sors av­er­aged 187c and made to 202.2c/kg. Good heavy cows pri­mar­ily sold for ap­prox­i­mately 242c, with the oc­ca­sional pen mak­ing to 254.2c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 281.2c/kg.

DALBY

THE sup­ply of stock in­creased by over 2000 head to 7087, and in­cluded in the yard­ing were 496 head from far West­ern Queens­land and 170 head from NSW.

The over­all qual­ity of the heavy grown steers bul­locks and cows was gen­er­ally good, while there was a large vari­a­tion in the stan­dard of the young cat­tle.

Buyer rep­re­sen­ta­tion was good with ad­di­tional south­ern op­er­a­tors in the buy­ing panel.

Apart from very light weight young cat­tle ex­pe­ri­enc­ing lim­ited sup­port most other classes sold to a dearer trend.

Medium and heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 2c to 7c/kg dearer.

Light weight year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers or back­ground im­prove by 17c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed gained 6c to 10c, and heavy weights to feed av­er­aged 16c/kg bet­ter. Heavy grown steers and bul­locks to ex­port slaugh­ter lifted in price by 7c to 10c/kg pushed on by south­ern op­er­a­tors.

How­ever cows to ex­port pro­ces­sors im­proved the most to av­er­age 9c to 19c/kg bet­ter, also pushed on by south­ern pro­ces­sors.

Steer calves re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 254.2c to av­er­age 246c, and mixed sex calves av­er­aged 181c/kg.

The large sup­ply of year­ling steers sold to re­stock­ers at an av­er­age of 278c with some to 304.2c/kg. Year­ling steers to feed for the do­mes­tic mar­ket made to 305c with most around 287c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed made to 312.2c to av­er­age 299c, and trade lines av­er­aged 306c and made to 315.2c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers av­er­aged 227c with sales to 246.2c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 253c, and the bet­ter lines made to 276.2c to av­er­age 262c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 267c and sold to 276.2c, with a few to the trade at 283.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter made to 321.2c with a fair sam­ple av­er­ag­ing 309c, and a fair sup­ply of bul­locks av­er­aged 307c with sales to 319.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows av­er­age 191c and made to 207.2c/kg.

The best of the medium weights made to 248.2c to av­er­age 232c/kg.

A large se­lec­tion of good heavy cows av­er­aged 246c with oc­ca­sional sales to 259.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 284.2c/kg.

ROMA PRIME

CAT­TLE num­bers rose to 913 head for the fort­nightly Roma Prime Sale.

Cat­tle were drawn mostly from the lo­cal sup­ply area, along with a num­ber from the McKin­lay re­gion.

A larger panel of buy­ers in­clud­ing south­ern op­er­a­tors were present, how­ever not all pro­ces­sors were op­er­at­ing.

Cows dom­i­nated the yard­ing. A run of lo­cal bul­locks was yarded, and bull num­bers in­creased while there were lim­ited num­bers of other classes present.

The over­all qual­ity of the yard­ing was good.

Prices in­creased sharply from the pre­vi­ous fort­nightly Roma Prime sale and were more re­flec­tive of both this weeks Roma Store Sale and the Dalby mar­ket yes­ter­day.

The best of the lim­ited num­ber of grown steers sold to 293.2c to av­er­age 284c/kg.

Grown heifers made to a top of 270c to av­er­age 270c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows made to 218c to av­er­age 197c while the medium weight 3 score cows sold to 231.2c to av­er­age 227c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 245.2c to av­er­age 227c and heavy weight 4 score cows made to 256.2c to av­er­age 241c/kg. The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 270.2c to av­er­age 257c/kg

The next Roma Prime Sale will be on Thurs­day, Au­gust 1.

PHOTO: CASSANDRA GLOVER

HARD AT WORK: El­ders live­stock agents auc­tion­ing cat­tle at the Toowoomba saleyards.

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