Year­ling steers make 279c

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

ROMA

THE yard­ing was up 1143 head to 6500 head to­day at the Roma Store Sale.

The cat­tle pre­sented were good qual­ity with sev­eral big­ger lines of weaned calves.

An equal num­ber of heifers and steers, around 2700 head, were pre­sented along with 1100 cows and 70 bulls.

All buy­ers were in at­ten­dance with ad­di­tional vis­it­ing buy­ers strength­en­ing the mar­ket for feeder steers and two score cows to feed.

Re­stock­ers paid 308c for weaned calves weigh­ing around 200kg and be­low across the four pens.

The largest sec­tion of year­ling steers to re­stock­ers made to 292c while steers to feed made to 276c to av­er­age

267c/kg.

A sub­stan­tial num­ber were over 400kg to feed and reached sim­i­lar money.

A run of lighter year­ling heifers made to 276c to av­er­age 272c and year­ling heifers to feed made to 258c to av­er­age 253c/kg.

Man­u­fac­tur­ing steers to the pro­ces­sors made to 261c/kg.

Two score cows made to

195c to av­er­age 148c/kg. Young heavy cows topped at

217c to av­er­age 203c/kg in the largest run.

Some younger bulls to live ex­port made 210c with the top price for heavy bulls be­ing

240c/kg.

WAR­WICK

NUM­BERS in­creased by 161 head and there was a fair mix of most classes.

Vealer heifers gained six cents and light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock av­er­aged two cents per kilogram bet­ter.

How­ever cows av­er­aged

7–8c dearer and up to 10c/kg in places.

A small num­ber of steer calves re­turned to the pad­dock at an av­er­age of

262c while mixed sex calves av­er­aged 205c/kg.

Vealer heifers to feed made to 244.2c to av­er­age

234c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers sold to re­stock­ers at an av­er­age of 254c with some to

270.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed sold around

251c with iso­lated sales to

279.2c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 259c with some to 268c/kg.

A small sam­ple of light weight year­ling heifers av­er­aged close to 218c and made to 230.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 239c with a small num­ber to the trade reach­ing 266.2c/kg.

A small se­lec­tion of heavy weight year­ling heifers also sold to the lo­cal trade mar­ket at an av­er­age of 258c with sales to 279.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter av­er­aged

266c and made to 269.2c and the bul­lock por­tion made to 270.2c to av­er­age

268c/kg.

Full mouth bul­locks made to

240c to av­er­age 237c/kg. Medium weight poor con­di­tion cows av­er­aged 142c and the bet­ter two scores av­er­aged close to 170c/kg.

Heavy three scores av­er­aged 199c and the best of the heavy cows made to

220.2c to av­er­age 211c/kg. Heavy bulls made to

244.2c/kg.

TOOWOOMBA

DE­SPITE the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing weather con­di­tions, the sup­ply of stock re­duced by

100 head and over­all qual­ity was very mixed, es­pe­cially in the young cat­tle sec­tion.

Ex­port buyer at­ten­dance was not as strong as the pre­vi­ous week.

A small num­ber of well-bred steer calves re­turned to the pad­dock at 282.2c while plain qual­ity mixed sex calves av­er­aged 163c/kg.

The best of the vealer heifers made to 228c to av­er­age 224c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock av­er­aged 243c and made to

260.2c/kg.

Year­ling steers to feed in the 280–330kg range av­er­aged close to 222c and made to 235.2c while lesser qual­ity lines av­er­aged

174c/kg.

The bet­ter light weight year­ling heifers to feed or back­ground made to 220c and av­er­aged 216c while the poorer qual­ity classes av­er­aged 170c/kg.

Year­ling heifers in the 280–330kg range to the lo­cal meat trade made to 243.2c while plain con­di­tion lines to feed av­er­aged 197c/kg.

A cou­ple of very heavy B mus­cle heifers sold to the trade at 259.2c/kg.

Well-pre­sented young heavy bul­locks sold to the lo­cal meat trade at 292.2c while a few to ex­port slaugh­ter made to 264–284c/kg.

Heavy weight two score cows av­er­aged close to 172c and the heavy three scores av­er­aged 190c with a cou­ple of good cows to 199.2c/kg.

The best of the heavy bulls made to 234.2c/kg.

DALBY

THERE was a small re­duc­tion in num­bers and a fair panel of buy­ers were present, which in­cluded some in­ter­state ex­port pro­ces­sors.

Prices for medium and heavy weight year­ling steers im­proved by 2c to 9c/kg and more on some well-bred lines.

Heavy weight year­ling heifers lifted in price by

7c/kg.

A bet­ter line-up of bul­locks av­er­aged 14c/kg dearer at the time of this in­terim re­port.

Good heavy cows held close to the im­proved prices of the pre­vi­ous sale, while plain-con­di­tion lines av­er­aged

3–7c/kg dearer.

Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed­ers sold from

258.2–284.2c, while medium weight year­ling heifers made from 221.2–248.2c/kg.

Grown steers in the

600–750kg range sold from

259.2–280.2c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers made to 235c/kg.

Medium weight cows sold from 149.2–193.2c, with heavy weights mak­ing to

211.2c/kg.

The best bull made

246.2c/kg.

BIGGENDEN

BUR­NETT Live­stock and Re­alty’s Meat­works and Store Sale saw a yard­ing of 800 head.

Heavy bulls topped at

236c/kg; steers over 600kg topped at 255c; cows over

500kg topped at 210c; cows

400–500kg topped at 195c; and trade heifers over 400kg topped at 247c.

Feeder steers 400–500kg sold to a top of 263c while steers 300–400kg sold to

259c. Steers 200–300kg sold to 283c. Heifers 300–400kg sold for 243c and heifers

200–300kg sold to 236c. Two tooth grey brah­man bul­locks from Coal­stoun Lakes sold for 261c/$1513.

Two tooth drought­mas­ter steers from Gin Gin sold for

251c/$1262.

Milk tooth drought­mas­ter steers from Gin Gin sold for

256c/$1078. Drought­mas­ter milk tooth steers from Bund­aberg sold for 259c/$788.

Charo­lais cross weaner steers from Mun­dub­bera sold for 260c/$677.

Char­bray weaner steers from Eidsvold sold for

272c/$624.

Red bran­gus weaner steers from Mun­dub­bera sold for

260c/$665.

Braford weaner steers from Bund­aberg sold for

283c/$569.

Milk tooth red bran­gus heifers from Mun­dub­bera sold for 233c/$991.

An­gus cross milk tooth heifers from Mun­dub­bera sold for 240c/$952.

Milk tooth cross­bred heifers from Wallav­ille sold for

243c/$913.

Milk tooth char­bray heifers from Biggenden sold for

240c/$923.

Char­bray weaner heifers from Mun­dub­bera sold for

236c/$856.

Char­bray weaner heifers from Eidsvold sold for

230c/$535 and an­gus weaner heifers from Rosedale sold for 228c/$484.

PHOTO: STEPHANIE WHI­TAKER

SA­LE­YARDS: Bur­nett Live­stock and Re­alty’s Lance Whi­taker with a pen of char­bray milk-tooth steers.

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