LIVE­STOCK: Re­sults from re­cent sales across Queens­land

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - Front Page -


THERE was a yard­ing of 5664 head at Roma Store Sale, down 505 head on last week. Most buy­ers were in oper­a­tion in a mar­ket var­ied ac­cord­ing to qual­ity.

Calves topped at 268c to av­er­age 250c/kg in the largest of­fer­ing. Qual­ity year­ling steers back to the pad­dock made to 303c to av­er­age 271c/kg across the largest sam­ple. Feed­lot en­try weight steers, many of which were bought in the heav­ier spec­i­fi­ca­tions, made to 286c to av­er­age 280c/kg. Year­ling heifers sold to a top of 260c to feed to av­er­age 248c/kg.

Grown steers to slaugh­ter topped at 269c to av­er­age

264c/kg. Bulls under 450kg headed to live ex­port made to

282c while re­stock­ers paid up to 257c/kg re­turn­ing to the pad­dock. Grown heifers to pro­ces­sors topped at

238c/kg. Only a small num­ber of cows went back to the re­stock­ers as most went to pro­ces­sors at 217c to av­er­age

211c/kg. Qual­ity young prime cows were the high­light. Cows with calves at foot topped at



THE sup­ply of stock into the sa­le­yards re­mained close to the pre­vi­ous week’s level. Over­all qual­ity was very mixed and prices tended to turn around for a num­ber of classes. A large sup­ply of light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock gained 12c/kg. Medium and heavy weight year­ling steers to feed gen­er­ally held close to firm. De­spite the large sup­ply of year­ling heifers, prices were with­out much change to dearer in places. Heavy grown steers and bul­locks lifted in price, pushed on by the whole­sale meat trade. The fair sam­ple of mixed qual­ity cows sold to a mar­ket 2c to 8c dearer and up to 11c/kg.

Vealer heifers to re­stock­ers or back­grounders sold in the early to mid 230c range with some to 239.2c/kg. Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made 290.2c with a large se­lec­tion av­er­ag­ing 262c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 263c and made to 270c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 262c and made to

268.2c, with a cou­ple of B muscles lines to trade reach­ing 302.2c/kg. The largest num­bers of light weight year­ling heifers av­er­aged 222c and the lesser qual­ity lines 199c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 244c and made to 263.2c/kg. Heavy weights to the lo­cal trade or ex­port av­er­aged 242c and made to 261c/kg.

Heavy grown steers av­er­aged 267c, with some to the whole­sale meat trade reach­ing 276.2c and bul­locks made to 269.2c to av­er­age

266c/kg. Heavy ex­port heifers made to 261.2c to av­er­age 254c/kg. Medium weight two score cows av­er­aged 177c and made to 185c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 220.2c with most around 212c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 233.2c/kg.


NUM­BERS re­duced by 334 head and over­all qual­ity con­tin­ues to be very mixed. Buyer at­ten­dance was not as strong as the pre­vi­ous week. The vast ma­jor­ity of the young cat­tle sold to a cheaper trend, how­ever, a small se­lec­tion ideally suited to the butcher trade ex­pe­ri­enced strong sup­port. Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock av­er­aged 5c/kg less and medium weights to feed lost 4c to 5c/kg while heavy weight year­ling steers to feed ex­pe­ri­enced good de­mand. Light weight year­ling heifers av­er­aged 4c to 13c/kg cheaper. The bet­ter end of a small sam­ple of sup­ple­men­tary fed heavy grown steers and bul­locks plus some heavy heifers also re­ceived strong sup­port from the whole­sale meat trade. A rel­a­tively small line-up of cows ex­pe­ri­enced qual­ity re­lated price im­prove­ments.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock av­er­aged 258c and made to

306.2c and some lesser qual­ity lines av­er­aged close to

230c/kg. Year­ling steers in the 280-330kg range to feed av­er­aged 261c and made to

280c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged in the mid-250c/kg range and heavy weights av­er­aged 261c and made to

269.2c/kg. The bet­ter end of the light weight year­ling heifers av­er­aged 223c with oc­ca­sional sales to 241.2c while the poorer qual­ity lines av­er­aged 183c/kg.

A hand­ful of year­ling heifers suit­able for the butcher trade made to 288.2c to av­er­age

257c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling heifers sup­ple­men­tary fed also to the lo­cal meat trade made to

273.2c to av­er­age 253c/kg. A small se­lec­tion of sup­ple­men­tary fed heavy grown steers and bul­locks to the whole­sale meat trade made to 265.2c while most to ex­port slaugh­ter av­er­aged in the 250c/kg range. Medium weight 3 score cows av­er­aged

188c and good heavy cows made to 214.2c with most close to 209c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 238.2c/kg.


NUM­BERS in­creased by

30 per cent and around half of the to­tal num­bers were drawn from the lo­cal ar­eas while the re­main­ing 3100 head were drawn from New South Wales and far-western Queens­land. A full panel of ex­port buy­ers was present and op­er­at­ing, plus some ad­di­tional in­ter­state ex­porters. Heavy weight steers to feed were firm to marginally dearer, while year­ling heifers ex­pe­ri­ence very lit­tle change in price. Heavy grown steers and bul­locks sold to firm de­mand for qual­ity penned. A very large yard­ing of cows im­proved in price with gains of

3c to 10c and up to 13c/kg on plain con­di­tioned lines.

Light weight year­ling steers to feed­ers made to 272.2c to av­er­age 262.74c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling heifers to feed made 231.2c/kg firm.

Few grown cat­tle were sold. Heavy weight grown steers to pro­ces­sors made from

243.2c to 255.2c to av­er­age

247.3c/kg. Medium weight grown heifers made to

223.2c/kg. Heavy weight cows made from 202.2c to

218.2c to av­er­age 209.7c, up

3c/kg. The best of the bulls made to 248.2c/kg for light weight types to feed­ers.


BUR­NETT Live­stock and Re­alty’s meat­works and store sale on May 21 saw a yard­ing of 832 head. Heavy bulls topped at 235c/kg; cows over

500kg topped at 220c/kg; cows 400kg to 500kg topped at 212c/kg and trade heifers over 400kg topped at


Feeder steers 400kg to

500kg sold to a top of 265c while steers 300kg to 400kg sold to 274c. Steers 200kg to

300kg sold to 312c. Heifers

300kg to 400kg sold for 240c and heifers 200kg to 300kg sold to 260c.

Cat­tle were drawn from Monto, Chin­chilla, Mount Perry, Rosedale, Mun­dub­bera, Eidsvold, Stonelands, Boouby­jan, Her­vey Bay, Gin Gin, Gayn­dah, Mary­bor­ough, Pros­ton, Mur­gon, Bund­aberg and all lo­cal ar­eas.

Grey brah­man cows from Gayn­dah sold for

220c/$1391. Heavy drought­mas­ter cross cows sold for 215c/$1244. Grey brah­man cows from Stonelands sold for

218c/$1564. Drought­mas­ter cows from Gin Gin sold for

215c/$1411. Bran­gus cross cows from Bund­aberg sold for

208c/$1228. Brah­man cross two tooth steers from Biggenden sold for 246c/$1111 and the four tooth steers made

249c/$1262. Brah­man cross two tooth steers from Mun­dub­bera sold for

252c/$1267. Milk tooth drought­mas­ter steers from Childers sold for 259c/$993. Milk tooth santa gertrudis steers from Coal­stoun Lakes sold for 265c/$1079.

Char­bray weaner steers from Coal­stoun Lakes sold for

300c/$873 with their santa gertrudis cross broth­ers sell­ing for 302c/$889. Sim­brah weaner steers from Ban Ban Springs sold for

312c/$744. Char­bray weaner steers from Brooweena sold for 298c/$767. Bran­gus limousin cross weaner steers from Gin Gin sold for


Milk tooth bel­mont red heifers from Gin Gin sold for

230c/$835. Milk and two tooth drought­mas­ter heifers from Mount Perry sold for

229c/$899. Milk tooth bran­gus heifers from Childers sold for 240c/$650.

Bran­gus weaner heifers from Dal­larnil sold for

256c/$657. Bran­gus weaner heifers from Dal­larnil sold for 240c/$800. An­gus cross weaner heifers from Mur­gon sold for 260c/$689.


AGENTS yarded 750 in Mur­gon on Tues­day. Prices were firm on the pre­vi­ous mar­ket with the ex­cep­tion of heav­ier cows which saw some im­prove­ment. Heavy bulls sold to 230c/kg for $1650.00. Bul­locks topped at 248c/kg and $1450. Cows over 500kg topped at 214c/kg, av­er­ag­ing

200c/kg. Cows 400–500kg av­er­aged 180c/kg sell­ing to

200c/kg. Lighter cows under

400kg sold to 180c/kg. M and C Ward Mur­gon sold

460kg bel­mont red steers for

$1112 at 242 c/kg. 320kg murray grey steers a/c G Sav­age Wheat­lands sold for

$850 and 264c/kg. 340 kg santa steers sold for 261c/kg to re­turn $850. J and M Zill­man Gayn­dah sold 356kg santa steers for 255c/kg to re­turn $910. A draft of 60 mainly two tooth drought­mas­ter cross steers sold for an av­er­age of $855 and 240c/kg at 357kg. Two pens of charo­lais weaner steers a/c R and O Rankin Bri­gooda sold for $844 (2.60) and $790 (2.86). G Wa­son Kilki­van sold Charo­lais cross weaner steers for $655.00 and 276c/kg. Light charo­lais cross weaner steers sold to

300c/kg and $490. 365kg santa heifers from Gayn­dah sold for 247c/kg to re­turn

$900. Light an­gus cross weaner heifers from Jimna sold to $530 and 235c/kg. Bazadais cows and calves sold to $1480.


There was a yard­ing of 1219 head which was up by just over 100. Around 900 head of young cat­tle were sold con­sist­ing mainly of veal­ers and weaner cat­tle, along with a small pen­ning of light year­lings. Qual­ity was mixed with sev­eral pens of well-fin­ished veal­ers of­fered, how­ever, there was a large per­cent­age of young cat­tle show­ing some rough­ness. There was, how­ever, sev­eral lines of well-bred steers and heifers through the sale.

Com­pe­ti­tion was weaker with trade veal­ers down by

15c, rang­ing from 196c to

229c to av­er­age 213c/kg. Re­stocker weaner steers were

15c to 20c cheaper, mak­ing from 190c to 282c, while the heifer por­tion ranged from

170c to 257c/kg. Re­stocker year­ling steers were 7c to 15c cheaper top­ping at 250c and the heifers sold to 195c/kg.

The yard­ing of ex­port cat­tle con­sisted mainly of cows, with a few pens of grown heifers, while there was in­suf­fi­cient num­bers of steers for a quote. De­mand was much stronger from pro­ces­sors with grown heifers sell­ing 18c dearer, top­ping at 233c/kg. The cow mar­ket was up by 10c to 12c, some sales 20c dearer, with 3 score medium weights av­er­ag­ing 186c and the heavy cows sold to a top of 209c/kg.


CAT­TLE SALE: Francis Stark ob­serv­ing the ac­tion at the Toowoomba sa­le­yards.

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