Market reports from across the southwest including Roma and Warwick
THERE was a yarding of 6129.
All buyers were operating in an easier market subject to quality as a large percentage were plainer type cattle. A number of runs of drought-affected weaners gave opportunity to those with the potential to feed on.
Several light weight drought-affected calves sold for $420/head and yearling steers under 200kg, also drought-affected, made to 374c/kg. Light weight yearling steers to the restockers sold at 352c to average 321c/kg. Trade steers to feed in the 330-400kg range sold to 345c to average 309c and several heavier steers over 400kg made from 276c to 294c/kg. Quality yearling heifers made to 350c and heifers to feed in the 330-400kg range made to 272c to average 254c/kg.
Grown steers with 4-6 teeth topped at 270c while grown heifers made to 246c/kg. A small number of young bulls made to 290c and heavy bulls made to 258c/kg. Light weight cows made to 208c, medium weights made to 219c to average 209c while heavy cows to slaughter made to 218c to also average 218c/kg. Cows with calves at foot topped at $1400/unit.
THE short working week reduced numbers to less than half of the previous week’s level. A fair panel of buyers were present, however one major exporter was not operating. Light weight yearling steers to restockers sold to stronger competition. Medium weight yearling steers to feed were marginally dearer while heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 12c/kg better. Light weight yearling heifers were in demand and medium weight yearling heifers to the trade averaged 7c/kg dearer. A small selection of heavy grown steers to export slaughter lifted in price by 12c/kg. Cows were generally 5c to 6c/kg less with plain condition lines the least affected.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold at 315c with sales to 334.2c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280-330kg range to feed or background made to 380.2c to average 313c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 294c and made to 315.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed mostly sold for 290c with some to 299.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feed or background averaged 289c with a small sample to restockers reaching 306.2c/kg. A small selection of B muscle yearling heifers to the trade made to 331.2c and the plain condition lines to feed averaged 266c and made to 284.2c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 276c and made to 285.2c and a small number of well-presented bullocks reached 295.2c/kg. Plain condition cows sold to restockers at an average of 195c with sales to 207.2c/kg. Medium weight two scores to processors averaged 201c and good heavy cows made to 223.2c to average 218c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 247.2c/kg.
THE yarding increased slightly for a total of 1285 head, consisting of a good supply of young cattle and there was also good numbers of grown cattle. Quality of the young cattle was good consisting of a few pens of prime yearling steers and heifers suitable for the trade, some supplementary fed. There was also several consignments of well bred yearlings offered, including from the north west of the state. The market was firm to slightly easier for feeder steers, with medium weights selling to 317c, to average 290c, while heavy feeder steers averaged 295c/kg. Light restocker and background steers sold to a top of 372c/kg. Feeder heifers, however, met an easier market, down by 7c to 8c, to average 265c, however trade yearling heifers sold to a dearer trend, ranging from 271c to 307c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up of a fair penning of grown steers and heifers, while cows were well supplied. Grown steers sold firm to slightly easier selling to a top of 271c, while heifers topped at 276c/kg. The cow market saw little change, with medium weights averaging 218c and heavy cows selling to a top of 239c/kg.
A YARDING of 206 head on March 24 for the fortnightly sale. Quality cattle was again a feature and this was relevant with prices. The trend throughout the week in other centres was a slight softening of the market. Although some lines were back on the previous sale, most held firm. C and K Allen, Ravensbourne, sold charolais and droughtmaster cross medium to heavy feeders to average $1280 per head. G Gotz, Crows Nest, sold cross bred feeders to $1290 per head to average $1190 per head. R Kanowski, Bergen, presented yearling droughtmaster steers to $960 along with heifers to $800 per head. CJC Cattle Co, Murgon, presented lighter type lines of angus, angus/hereford and santa /hereford weaner steers to sell to $800 per head to average $750. C and S Bell, Silverleigh, sold weaner angus cross steers for $870 per head. R and J Smith, Haden, presented excellent quality six-month angus and angus/droughtmaster cross steers to sell for $960 per head. M and C Bridges, Pinelands, sold two pens of charolais cross weaner heifers to $690 and $650 to average $665. P and R Patzwald, Geham, sold a limo cow and calf for $1440 along with calfy limo cows for $1360 per head. When converted to c/kg selling method, these prices are very firm with current rates with many above quoted rates over the past week.
BURNETT Livestock and Realty’s meatworks and store sale this week saw a yarding of 1324 head. Heavy bulls topped at 235c/kg; bullocks topped at 275c/kg; cows over 500kg topped at 226c/kg; cows 400kg to 500kg topped at 218c/kg and trade heifers over 400kg topped at 268c/kg.
Cattle were drawn from Theodore, Monto, Rosedale, Mundubbera, Gin Gin, Gayndah, Tansey, Maryborough, Murgon, Bundaberg and all local areas.
Four tooth charbray bullocks from Murgon sold for 275c/$1700. Six tooth limousin cross bullocks from Boompa sold for 269c/$1806. Brahman cross two and four tooth bullocks from Theodore sold for 269c/$1541. Brahman cross cows from Theodore sold for 226c/$1394. Charbray cows from Biggenden sold for 226c/$1474. Droughtmaster cows from Gayndah sold for 225c/$1306.
Feeder steers 400kg to 500kg sold to a top of 296c while steers 300kg to 400kg sold to 320c. Steers 200kg to 300kg sold to 377c. Two tooth droughtmaster steers from Gayndah sold for 291c/$1579. Milk tooth charbray steers from Murgon sold for 293c/$1505. Milk tooth charolais cross steers from Bundaberg sold for 314c/$1190. Milk tooth droughtmaster cross steers from Wallaville sold for 295c/$1130. Brangus milk tooth steers from Wallaville sold for 306c/$1068. Charbray milk tooth steers from Gayndah sold for 307c/$1206. Crossbreed milk tooth steers from Monto sold from 320c/$1012.
Droughtmaster weaner steers from Lowmead sold for 377c/$853. Charbray weaner steers from Eidsvold sold for 356c/$967. Santa cross weaner steers from Hervey Bay sold for 340c/$989.
Heifers 300kg to 400kg sold for 281c and heifers 200kg to 300kg sold to 302c. Milk tooth Simbrah heifers from Wallaville sold for 281c/$1017. Two tooth limousin heifers from Childers sold for 268c/$1118. Two tooth Grey Brahman heifers from Goodnight Scrub sold for 268c/$1010. Two tooth crossbreed heifers from Gooroolba sold for 267c/$1079. Milk tooth droughtmaster heifers from Biggenden sold for 270c/$938. Droughtmaster milk tooth heifers from Mount Perry sold for 288c/$846.
Charbray weaner heifers from Eidsvold sold for 302c/$800. Charbray weaner heifers from Gayndah sold for 300c/$836. Charbray weaner heifers from Gin Gin sold for 294c/$804.
A TOTAL of 900 was yarded for the fortnightly sale in Murgon on Tuesday. The market was slightly easier for all descriptions with the exception of feeder steers and better quality weaner steers which remained fairly firm. Cattle were consigned from Gayndah, Mt Perry, Yarraman, Nanango, Kingaroy and local Murgon areas.
Heavy bulls sold to $2.49 c/kg and $2150.00. Cows over 500 kg topped at $2.26 c/kg. Lighter cows were easier with 400-500 kg cows topping at $2.08 c/kg. Cows under 400 kg sold to $2.00 c/kg.
The Nielsen Brothers Cloyna sold a draft of excellent quality simmental and angus cross steers for an average of $2.97 c/kg for 400 kilograms. The line topped at $3.02 c/kg and $1350.00. 328 kg charolais cross steers from Manyung sold for $3.00 c/kg to return $985.00. Charolais cross weaner steers from S and T Holding Cloyna sold for $950.00. R and A Bambling Kingaroy sold santa weaner steers for $990.00 and $3.49 c/kg.
Local charbray weaner steers weighing 203 kg sold for $670.00 at $3.30 c/kg. Braford weaner steers account The Davies family Yarraman sold for $880.00 at $3.29 c/kg. 355 kg santa heifers sold to $2.79 c/kg to return $990.00. G and S Tate sold droughtmaster cross weaner heifers for $583.00 and $2.80 c/kg.
CATTLE SALE: Darryl Polzin from Plainby sold two limo charbray cross heifers for 313c/kg at the saleyards in Toowoomba on Monday.