Mar­ket re­ports from across the south­west in­clud­ing Roma and Warwick

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ROMA

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.

WARWICK

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.

TOOWOOMBA

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.

CROWS NEST

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.

BIGGENDEN

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.

MUR­GON

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.

PHOTO: CAS­SAN­DRA GLOVER

CAT­TLE SALE: Dar­ryl Polzin from Plainby sold two limo char­bray cross heifers for 313c/kg at the sa­le­yards in Toowoomba on Mon­day.

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