Market improves after rain
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.