Bullocks reach 307c/kg
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HARD AT WORK: Elders livestock agents auctioning cattle at the Toowoomba saleyards.