Mar­ket im­proves af­ter rain

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

ROMA

CAT­TLE num­bers rose sharply by 4444 head to 8500 at the Roma Store Sale. Cat­tle were drawn from across Queens­land. The usual panel of buy­ers was present and op­er­at­ing. Re­cent rain events have re­mained patchy across the sup­ply area re­sult­ing in large runs of cat­tle yarded par­tic­u­larly from western Queens­land. The yard­ing was dom­i­nated by young cat­tle of mixed qual­ity. De­mand for qual­ity cat­tle was strong across all cat­e­gories but over­all the yard­ing was of a re­duced qual­ity.

Year­ling steers ex­pe­ri­enced qual­ity re­lated price re­duc­tions across most cat­e­gories. How­ever, year­ling heifers un­der 200kg were up by 16c/kg. Year­ling heifers to back­ground or feed un­der

280kg were also up by 17c, while year­ling heifers to do­mes­tic feed rose by

26c/kg. Grown steers and heifers were present in lim­ited num­bers and saw only qual­ity re­lated price changes. Cows were also present in re­duced num­bers and medium weights were up by 8c to 20c, while heavy weight cows rose by

17c/kg.

A good sam­ple of light weight year­ling steers to re­stock­ers sold to 336.2c to aver­age of 311c, while a good sam­ple of light weight year­ling steers un­der 280kg to re­stock­ers sold to 330.2c, to aver­age 310c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed for the do­mes­tic mar­ket gen­er­ally sold to 330.2, to aver­age 310c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers sold to 288.2c to aver­age

268c, while a large sam­ple of light weight heifers un­der

280kg to re­stock­ers sold to

292.2c, to aver­age 277c/kg. A fair sam­ple of medium weight heifers to feed sold to a top of 298.2c, to aver­age

282c/kg.

Medium weight three score cows sold to 265.2c to aver­age 254c, while heavy weight three score cows sold to a top of 276.2c, to aver­age

270c/kg.

WAR­WICK

A RE­TURN of use­ful rain­fall across the lo­cal sup­ply area re­duced num­bers to 599 head. Apart from a few poor con­di­tion classes, the over­all qual­ity was good.

The usual ex­port and feeder buy­ers were in at­ten­dance and op­er­at­ing along with ad­di­tional re­stocker buy­ers. Prices for young cat­tle re­sponded to the rain, with im­prove­ments of 20c to

30c/kg fairly com­mon and more in some places.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 9c dearer and heavy weight year­ling steers to the trade av­er­aged 8c/kg bet­ter. Light weight year­ling heifers av­er­aged 40c dearer and medium weight year­ling heifers to feed im­proved by

27c/kg. Cows gen­er­ally sold to mar­ket 4c to 5c/kg dearer.

Steer calves made to

334.2c/kg. Light weight year­ling steers av­er­aged 316c and made to 352.2c, while some poor con­di­tion classes made to 368.2c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 313c and made to

325.2c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling steers to the trade av­er­aged close to 305c and made to

311.2c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers av­er­aged

280c and poor con­di­tion classes made to 305.2c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 305c and made to 310.2c/kg. Heavy weights to the trade reached 296.2c to aver­age

294c/kg.

A small se­lec­tion of heavy grown steers made to

309.2c/kg. Medium weight two score cows av­er­aged

212c and the bet­ter four scores av­er­aged 250c/kg. Good heavy cows made to

266.2c to aver­age 260c/kg. Heavy bulls reached

284.2c/kg.

TOOWOOMBA

A RE­TURN to some more use­ful rain across the sup­ply area re­sulted in num­bers re­main­ing rel­a­tively low. A fair panel of buy­ers cov­er­ing all classes was present and op­er­at­ing along with a large num­ber of on­look­ers.

The small se­lec­tion of light weight year­ling steers and heifers sold to stronger de­mand and the medium and heavy weights to feed or to the trade fol­lowed a sim­i­lar trend. Cows were gen­er­ally dearer for the small sam­ple penned.

A hand­ful of light weight year­ling steers re­turned to the pad­dock at an aver­age of 312c, with some to 313.2c, while some poor qual­ity lines av­er­aged 257c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed made to 309.2c to aver­age close to 308c/kg.

A few B mus­cle heavy weight year­ling steers to the trade made to 311.2c, with the re­main­der around

291c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers sold to re­stock­ers at an aver­age of 274c, with sales to 284.2c/kg. Year­ling heifers weigh­ing in the

280-330kg range made to

287.2c/kg. Medium weights to feed av­er­aged 269c and lo­cal trade de­scrip­tions av­er­aged 272c and made to

281.2c/kg. A cou­ple of out­stand­ing heavy weight year­ling heifers to the trade made to 304.2c/kg.

Medium weight two score cows av­er­aged 199c, while good heavy cows made to

250.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 280.2c/kg.

DALBY

NUM­BERS only re­duced by

149 head to 4425 at Dalby to­day. Over­all qual­ity was gen­er­ally fair to good and cat­tle were drawn from a wide area of the state. A large panel of buy­ers was present and op­er­at­ing in a gen­er­ally dearer mar­ket. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 13c to 18c bet­ter and heavy weights gained 6c to 9c/kg. A small sam­ple of medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 16c dearer and heavy weights im­proved by 29c/kg. Bul­locks av­er­aged 12c dearer and cows gained from 9c and up to

15c/kg in places.

C2 year­ling steers to feed sold from 286.2c to 316c to aver­age 304.4c, up 13c/kg.

C2 year­ling heifers to feed made from 265c to 280c to aver­age 274c, rep­re­sent­ing a

16c/kg price in­crease.

C4 grown steers sold from

291.2c to 314.2c to aver­age

301.4c, mak­ing 2c/kg more than last week. C4 grown heifers weigh­ing 540kg or more made 297.2c to be

17c/kg dearer than last week.

D2 man­u­fac­tur­ing steers sold from 186.2c to 208.2c, av­er­ag­ing 195c/kg to re­main firm. Cows with D muscling and 3 fat score sold 15c dearer to make from 224.2c to 251.2c to aver­age

242.1c/kg. C2 bulls to re­stock­ers sold from 242.2c to 260.2c to aver­age 245.5c, eas­ing 7c/kg.

BIGGEN­DEN

BUR­NETT Live­stock & Realty’s meat­works and store sale on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 22 saw a yard­ing of 803 head. Very good rain over most of the re­gion fired up the mar­ket with a 40c/kg in­crease in the sale aver­age.

Trade bul­locks

500kg-600kg sold to 300c, up

9c on last sale and cows over

500kg sold to 270c, up 18c. Cows 400 to 500kg sold to

251c, up 16c. Feeder steers

400kg to 500kg sold to a top of 303c, up 15c, while steers

300kg to 400kg sold to 304c, up 21c. Steers 200kg to

300kg sold to 375c, up 96c on last fort­night. Heifers

300kg to 400kg sold for

333c, up 89c and heifers

200kg to 300kg sold to 294c, up 54c.

Milk and two tooth cross­bred steers from Mun­dub­bera sold for

300c/$1545. Cross­bred cows from Mun­dub­bera sold for

270c/$1513. Bran­gus cows from Bund­aberg sold for

269c/$1635. Drought­mas­ter cows from Bund­aberg sold for

268c/$1555. Charo­lais cows from Bund­aberg sold for

267c/$1736. Char­bray cows from Gin Gin sold for

251c/$1237. Brah­man cows from Gin Gin sold for

250c/$1238. Four to eight tooth trade heifers from Gin Gin sold for 249c/$1146. Heavy drought­mas­ter bulls from Gin Gin sold for

278c/$2531. Heavy brah­man bulls from Gayn­dah sold for

279c/$2387.

Milk to four tooth brah­man cross steers from Gin Gin sold to 292c/$1409. Milk to two tooth cross­bred steers from Mun­dub­bera sold to

288c/$1325. Milk tooth char­bray steers from Than­g­ool sold for 303c/$1286. Milk tooth cross­bred steers from Boompa sold for

303c/$1249. A line of bran­gus steers from Bucca sold for 321c/$947. Cross­bred weaner steers from Mun­dub­bera sold for

329c/$742. South devon cross weaner steers from Biggen­den sold for

315c/$769. Light weight bel­mont red cross steers from Gin Gin sold for 375c/$762.

Milk tooth char­bray heifers from Than­g­ool sold for

333c/$1299. Milk and two tooth cross­bred heifers from Biggen­den sold for

270c/$855. Milk tooth cross­bred heifers from Her­vey Bay sold for 278c/$799. Milk tooth bel­mont red cross heifers from Gin Gin sold for

272c/$783. Bran­gus weaner heifers from Bucca sold for

288c/$561. Charo­lais cross weaner heifers from Biggen­den sold for

284c/$568. Char­bray weaner heifers from Mon­duran sold for 280c/$606. Cross­bred weaner heifers from Mt Maria sold for 272c/$558.

MURGON

GOOD rain in most ar­eas of the Bur­nett saw num­bers drop to just un­der 500 on Tues­day with the mar­ket im­me­di­ately re­spond­ing to the change in the weather. Ex­port num­bers were in short sup­ply. Cat­tle were drawn from Mt Perry, Gayn­dah, Kin­garoy, Nanango and lo­cally. Heavy Bulls sold to $2.71c/kg and $1960. Bul­locks topped at $3.06c/kg for $1650. The cow mar­ket was dearer through­out with cows 500kg + sell­ing to

$2.52c/kg and $1400. Cows

400-500kg sold to $2.40c/kg av­er­ag­ing $2.35c/kg. Cows un­der 400kg av­er­aged

$2.05c/kg. Ex­port Heifers sold to $2.77c/kg and

$1220.

Two pens of an­gus cross steers from Goomeri sold to

$3.05c/kg re­turn­ing $1244 and $1090 re­spec­tively for a

379kg aver­age. 405kg drought­mas­ter steers from Hivesville sold to $2.93c/kg and $1190. 314kg brah­man cross steers from Murgon sold for $949 at $3.02c/kg. Drought­mas­ter steers from Goomeri weigh­ing 330kg sold for $996 at $3.01c/kg. Two pens of bran­gus weaner steers from Mon­dure sold for

$3.23c/kg and $884 for

273kg. A draft of 32 drought­mas­ter weaner steers from John­stown sold for an aver­age of $801 at

$3.21c/kg. 203kg char­bray weaner steers from Hivesville sold for $3.16c/kg to re­turn

$640. Braford cross weaner steers from Mt Perry sold to

$840 at $3.12c/kg. 352 kg drought­mas­ter cross heifers from Wooroon­den sold to

$3.02c/kg re­turn­ing $1060. Mur­ray grey heifers with a weight of 355kg sold for

$1047 at $2.95c/kg. Bran­gus weaner heifers sold for

$2.87c/kg for $775. Lo­cal char­bray weaner heifers sold to $600 also at $2.87c/kg. Bet­ter types of weaner heifers sold in the $2.60-$2.80 c/kg bracket.

PHOTO: STEPHANIE WHI­TAKER

CAT­TLE SALE: Di­ane and Gavin Arneil, from The Wee Hirsel at Than­g­ool, with a pen of their char­bray heifers. The milk tooth heifers sold for 333.2c/kg or $1299/head.

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