Prices im­prove up to 27c

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

ROMA

CAT­TLE num­bers in­creased again by 920 head to 9,420 at the Roma Store Sale. Cat­tle were drawn pre­dom­i­nantly from western Queens­land with a large run from Alice Springs. A good panel of buy­ers was present and op­er­at­ing. Once again, the yard­ing was dom­i­nated by young cat­tle of mixed qual­ity, and de­mand for bet­ter lines of cat­tle re­mained strong. The yard­ing ex­pe­ri­enced qual­ity re­lated price changes across all cat­e­gories. Light weight year­ling steers to re­stock­ers in­creased by 11c to 29c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to back­ground or feed sold 5c dearer, while heavy weight year­ling steers to feed in­creased by 4c to 7c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers in­creased by 12c to 27c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows in­creased 3c to

13c, how­ever three score medium weight cows eased

10c/kg.

A good sam­ple of light weight year­ling steers to re­stock­ers sold to 332.2 to av­er­age 322c/kg. A large sam­ple of year­ling steers to re­stock­ers in the 200-280kg weight cat­e­gory sold to

328.2c to av­er­age 319c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to do­mes­tic feed sold to

316.2c to av­er­age 311c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed sold to 314.2c to av­er­age 311c/kg. A large sam­ple of year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers in the 200-280kg weight cat­e­gory sold to

304.2c to av­er­age 289c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers made to

308.2c to av­er­age 294c/kg. Grown steers and heifers were present in small num­bers. Medium weight two score cows sold to 234.2c to av­er­age 216c/kg, while the medium weight three score cows made to 255c to av­er­age 243c/kg. A small sam­ple of heavy weight three score cows sold to 260.2c to av­er­age 251c/kg.

WAR­WICK

THE im­prove­ments in prices ex­pe­ri­enced the pre­vi­ous week lifted sup­ply by 381 head to 980. Apart from a few con­sign­ments of poor con­di­tion classes the stan­dard of the re­main­der of the yard­ing was gen­er­ally fair to good and no heavy grown steers or bul­locks were penned. Most of the usual ex­port pro­ces­sor and feeder buy­ers were present and op­er­at­ing, and re­stocker buy­ers pro­vided stronger de­mand. Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock av­er­aged 16c dearer and medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 1c to 4c/kg bet­ter. The larger sam­ples of year­ling heifers al­lowed av­er­age prices to vary. Cows ex­pe­ri­enced a mixed trend, with plain con­di­tion classes in de­mand, how­ever the bet­ter cows could not main­tain the lev­els of the pre­vi­ous sale.

A hand­ful of steer calves made to 403.2c and a fair sup­ply of light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 393.2c to av­er­age 332c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed made to 324.2c, with the largest sam­ple av­er­ag­ing

314c/kg.

Heavy weight year­ling steers over 400kg to feed made to 317.2c, with a small se­lec­tion av­er­ag­ing 297c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers or back­ground made to 301.2c, with a good sam­ple av­er­ag­ing close to

290c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed mostly sold for ap­prox­i­mately

280c/kg, with sales to

300.2c/kg. Plain con­di­tion cows to re­stock­ers made to

220c to av­er­age 218c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to pro­ces­sors av­er­aged 219c and the best of the medium weights made to 242.2c/kg. Good heavy cows sold to

250.2c to av­er­age 244c/kg. Heavy bulls made to

269.2c/kg

TOOWOOMBA

NUM­BERS in­creased by 300 head, to 507, and buyer at­ten­dance was gen­er­ally good, and in­cluded the reg­u­lar pro­ces­sors and feeder op­er­a­tors, plus an in­creased num­ber of re­stock­ers. The larger se­lec­tion of well-bred light and medium weight year­ling steers re­sulted in higher prices. Medium weight year­ling heifers to the trade ex­pe­ri­enced a small im­prove­ment in price. Heavy grown steers and bul­locks sold to a dearer trend. How­ever, cows strug­gled to main­tain the lev­els of the pre­vi­ous sale.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 345c to av­er­age 310c/kg. Year­ling steers weigh­ing in the 280-330kg range made to 332.2c to av­er­age 318c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 301c and made to

314.2c/kg. A small sam­ple of heavy weight year­ling steers to feed made to 298.2c to av­er­age 279c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers to feed or back­ground av­er­aged 274c and made to 284.2c, while those in the 280-330kg range made to 289.2c to av­er­age

284c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to the trade made to 301.2c to av­er­age close to 274c/kg. Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter sold from 277.2c to

315.2c to av­er­age 308c/kg, with those mouthed two and four tooth mostly sell­ing in the higher end of the price range. The oc­ca­sional pen of bul­locks made to 280.2c and full mouth classes made to

274.2c to av­er­age 272c/kg. Light weight poor con­di­tion cows sold to re­stock­ers at an av­er­age of 188c and made to

199.2c/kg. Medium weight two scores to pro­ces­sors av­er­aged 207c, and the best of the medium weights av­er­aged 245c and made to

247.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 249.6c to av­er­age

247c/kg. Heavy bulls made to

254.2c/kg.

DALBY

SUP­PLY of stock lifted by 1,842 head to 6,267 at Dalby this week and cat­tle were drawn from a wide area of the state. Ex­port pro­ces­sor buyer at­ten­dance was good and in­cluded some ad­di­tional ex­porters in the buy­ing panel. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 4c dearer and heavy weights gained up to 15c/kg in places. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed lifted in price by 5c/kg. A good sam­ple of heavy grown steers and bul­locks im­proved in price by 8c to 11c/kg. How­ever, cows var­ied in price, with plain con­di­tion classes ex­pe­ri­enc­ing very lit­tle change, while good heavy cows eased 8c/kg.

C3 year­ling steers to feed, weigh­ing 330-400kg, eased

6c to make from 292c to

324.2c, av­er­ag­ing 308.2c/kg.

C3 heifers in the same weight bracket sold 5c dearer to make from 270.2c to 302.2, av­er­ag­ing 291.1c/kg.

Grown steers with C muscling and four fat sold from 284.2c to 320.2c to be

11c bet­ter, av­er­ag­ing

312.7c/kg. C4 gown heifers made from 258.2c to 286.2c to av­er­age 273.6c/kg, re­main­ing firm on the prices re­ceived last week. D4 cows sold from 247.2c to 270.2c, eas­ing 8c and av­er­ag­ing

255.6c/kg. C3 bulls sold from

227.2c to 276.2c, with the best of the bulls reach­ing a top of 286.2c/kg.

CASINO

NUM­BERS in­creased for a yard­ing of 1,148 head. Ap­prox­i­mately 950 head of young cat­tle were sold, con­sist­ing of veal­ers and in­creased num­bers of light year­lings. Qual­ity was mixed, al­though there were sev­eral pens of well fin­ished sup­ple­men­tary fed cat­tle through the sale. Com­pe­ti­tion was strong with re­stocker weaner steers sell­ing 10c to

20c dearer, mak­ing from 260c to 318.2c/kg. Trade veal­ers were up by 10c to make from

258c to 272c/kg. Year­lings sold from 256c to 282c/kg.

There were only a few grown steers, mak­ing from 283c to

290c/kg. Cows sold 10c to

15c/kg dearer. Two score cows made from 210c to

235c, with medium weight three scores mak­ing from

235c to 250c/kg. Heavy D4 cows sold from 258c to

274c/kg.

TAM­WORTH

NUM­BERS al­most dou­bled as pro­duc­ers looked to take ad­van­tage of the im­proved mar­kets. Year­lings and cows were well rep­re­sented along­side a few veal­ers, grown steers and heifers. The qual­ity of the of­fer­ing was mixed with some well bred lines of young cat­tle suit­able to re­stock and feed. The con­di­tion also var­ied, with all fat scores rep­re­sented. There were few well fin­ished cat­tle pre­sented off grass, with most of the well fin­ished cat­tle hav­ing had ac­cess to ei­ther crop or a grain ra­tion. The usual buy­ers at­tended.

Re­stock­ers were again ac­tive on young cat­tle, al­though with­out the hype shown last week. This re­sulted in cheaper trends through the light weight young cat­tle, not at­tract­ing feed­lot com­pe­ti­tion. The steers saw a cheaper trend of 20c to

30c/kg and more in places where breed and qual­ity were fac­tors. Medium and heavy weight year­ling feeder steers saw a mar­ket only slightly cheaper. The cheaper trend for re­stocker cat­tle con­tin­ued into the year­ling heifers, with light weights up to 25c cheaper. Again, those heifers at­tract­ing feed­lot com­pe­ti­tion ex­pe­ri­enced lit­tle but qual­ity re­lated price change.

The lim­ited sup­ply of well fin­ished heavy grown steers sold to a dearer trend. Well fin­ished grown heifers sold to a cheaper trend of 4c to

23c/kg, lack­ing the qual­ity of the pre­vi­ous sale. In the cow mar­ket there was a re­duc­tion in qual­ity at the top end of the heavy weights, re­sult­ing in a cheaper trend of up to 10c/kg. The plainer con­di­tion cows saw lit­tle change in the mar­ket trend, while some of the plainest cows were slightly dearer.

INVERELL

NUM­BERS dou­bled and qual­ity lifted, par­tic­u­larly in the young cat­tle sec­tion, with feed­ers and back­grounders com­pet­ing strongly for the bet­ter bred cat­e­gories. Again, there were sev­eral pens of grain as­sisted year­lings on of­fer. The cow pen­ning in­creased slightly and saw trends de­crease de­spite all pro­ces­sors be­ing present. There was an ex­tra pro­ces­sor af­ter an ab­sence, along with an ex­tra feed lot­ter.

Lim­ited wean­ers were on of­fer as op­posed to last week and th­ese sold to sim­i­lar trends. An im­prove­ment in qual­ity saw light year­ling steers sell mostly to back­grounders for dearer trends of 20c/kg, with re­stock­ers also com­pet­ing. Feed­ers also ex­pe­ri­enced dearer trends of over 20c/kg. Medium weight steers to feed saw bet­ter trends of 7c, while heavy trade steers im­proved by 3c/kg .Lim­ited drafts of good qual­ity trade heifers sold to trends of up to 20c/kg bet­ter. A vari­a­tion in qual­ity saw some drafts of sec­ondary heifers sell 4c to 10c/kg back, how­ever most sold to dearer trends.

Heavy grown steers sold to trends of 16c bet­ter, as did heifers reach­ing 18c/kg dearer. Cows ex­pe­ri­enced cheaper trends, with light one and two score cows 19c/kg back. The bet­ter yield­ing heavy cows saw val­ues ease by 13c/kg.

PHOTO: CASSANDRA GLOVER

CAT­TLE SALE: Tom and Jackie Mar­ri­nan from Hodg­son­vale were look­ing to buy cat­tle at the Toowoomba Sa­le­yards on Mon­day.

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