Cat­tle mar­ket re­mains firm

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

ROMA

CAT­TLE num­bers fell by 203 head to 6460 at the Roma Store Sale fol­low­ing re­cent iso­lated rain­fall in the sup­ply area.

Cat­tle were drawn from across Queens­land and a large panel of buy­ers was present and op­er­at­ing.

The yard­ing was again dom­i­nated by younger cat­tle and qual­ity was mixed, how­ever de­mand for the bet­ter qual­ity lines of cat­tle re­mained strong.

Light weight year­ling steers to re­stock­ers 200-280kg rose by 10c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to do­mes­tic feed rose by 3c, but medium weight year­ling steers to re­stock­ers fell 3c to 4c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed fell 9c to 11c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers re­mained un­changed, while a large sam­ple of light weight year­ling heifers 200-280kg to re­stock­ers fell by 4c/kg. Grown steers and heifers were present in small num­bers. Light weight cows to re­stock­ers rose by 11c, while medium weight cows to slaugh­ter fell by 2c/kg.

A small sam­ple of light weight year­ling steers to re­stock­ers sold to 320c to av­er­age 307c/kg. A large sam­ple of year­ling steers

200-280kg to re­stock­ers sold to 332.2c to av­er­age

318c/kg. A fair sam­ple of medium weight year­ling steers to do­mes­tic feed sold to

318.2c to av­er­age 314c/kg. A good sam­ple of medium weight year­ling steers to feed sold to 322.2c to av­er­age

311c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed made to 322.2c to av­er­age

317c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock sold to 262.2c to av­er­age 255c/kg. A large sam­ple of year­ling heifers

200-280kg to re­stock­ers sold to 302.2c to av­er­age

264c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to do­mes­tic feed sold to 288.2c to av­er­age 266c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter sold to

307.2c, while the bul­lock por­tion made to 315.2c/kg. Heavy weight two-score cows sold to 229.2c to av­er­age

216c, while the medium weight three-score cows sold to 250.2c to av­er­age

240c/kg. A small sam­ple of heavy weight three-score cows sold to 256.2c to av­er­age

252c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold to a top of 270.2c to av­er­age 256c/kg.

WAR­WICK

NUM­BERS re­mained very close to the pre­vi­ous week’s level at 1252 head. Buyer at­ten­dance was gen­er­ally good with some ad­di­tional ex­porters op­er­at­ing in the cow sec­tion. Young cat­tle were in the largest num­bers along with a few pens of heavy grown steers and a fair sam­ple of cows. Av­er­age prices for light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock could not main­tain the lev­els of the pre­vi­ous sale to lose 10c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers to feed also sold to a cheaper trend and heavy weights to feed av­er­aged 4c/kg less. Light weight year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers or back­ground sold close to firm, how­ever medium weight year­ling heifers to feed were cheaper. Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter ex­pe­ri­enced very lit­tle change. The bet­ter end of the cows im­proved in price by 2c to 8c/kg.

Steer calves re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 321.2c to av­er­age 302c and heifer calves av­er­aged 258c/kg. A fairly large sam­ple of light weight year­ling steers re­turned to the pad­dock at an av­er­age of 292c, with some reach­ing 320.2c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers made to 314.2c with most around

288c, and the bet­ter lines av­er­aged 294c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed made to 319.2c to av­er­age

312c/kg. A good sam­ple of light weight year­ling heifers av­er­aged 262c and made to

274c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 250c and the bet­ter lines made to 280c to av­er­age close to 270c/kg. Lo­cal trade classes made to 310.2c to av­er­age 274c/kg.

Heavy steers to ex­port slaugh­ter made to 315.2c to av­er­age 312c/kg. Medium weight two-score cows av­er­aged 207c and made to

220.2c, while the best of the medium weights reached

247.2c/kg. A fair sam­ple of good heavy cows made to

257.2c to av­er­age 249c/kg. Heavy bulls made to

267.2c/kg.

TOOWOOMBA

NUM­BERS re­duced by 235 head to 437 and young cat­tle were in the largest num­bers, along with a small sam­ple of cows and a few heavy grown steers and bul­locks. Buyer at­ten­dance was gen­er­ally good with rep­re­sen­ta­tives cov­er­ing all classes. Year­ling steers ex­pe­ri­enced only qual­ity-re­lated price changes and the lesser qual­ity year­ling heifers sold to a cheaper mar­ket. How­ever, medium weight year­ling heifers to feed sold to fair de­mand. Cows sold to a mixed trend with plain con­di­tion cows im­prov­ing in price while the re­main­der ex­pe­ri­enced very lit­tle change.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 315.2c to av­er­age

306c/kg. Year­ling steers to feed for the do­mes­tic mar­ket sold to 315.2c to av­er­age

297c/kg. The bet­ter end of the medium weights to feed made to 315.2c to av­er­age

307c/kg. A few to the lo­cal trade mar­ket reached 317.2c to av­er­age 315c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 300c and topped at

311.2c, while a cou­ple to the trade reached 314.2c/kg. Most light weight year­ling heifers sold for about 245c with sales to 258.2c, and the lesser qual­ity lines av­er­aged close to 200c/kg. Medium weights to feed av­er­aged

270c and lo­cal trade lines av­er­aged 271c, reach­ing

295.2c/kg. Heavy weights to the trade made to 302.2c and a few to feed av­er­aged

281c/kg.

The oc­ca­sional heavy grown steer to the lo­cal trade made to 320c and a cou­ple of bul­locks sold to 318.2c/kg. Medium weight two-score cows av­er­aged 215c and made to 220.2c and the best of the medium weights sold to

243.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 250.2c to av­er­age

247c/kg. Heavy bulls topped at 246.2c/kg.

DALBY

THE sup­ply of stock re­duced by 1667 head, with a to­tal of 3967 at Dalby. A full panel of ex­port buy­ers was present and all were op­er­at­ing. Medium heavy weight year­ling steers to feed ex­pe­ri­enced some qual­ity-re­lated price changes and the year­ling heifers fol­lowed a sim­i­lar trend. Heavy grown steers and bul­locks to ex­port slaugh­ter met firm de­mand. Cows sold to a mixed trend with the plain con­di­tioned cows 9c/kg dearer, while the goods cows sold close to the pre­vi­ous week’s level.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed made from

285c to 319.2c, with the heavy weights mak­ing 296.2c to 317.2c to av­er­age

310.5c/kg. Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed sold from 265c to 293c, with heavy weights mak­ing from 275c to

295c/kg. Grown steers

500-600kg to pro­ces­sors made from 295.2c to 317.2c to av­er­age 303.4c, while grown heifers made

275.2c/kg.

Cows in the 400-520kg range sold from 195c to

230.2c, up 9c to av­er­age

218.5c, with heavy weights mak­ing from 244.2c to

257.2c, back 2c to av­er­age

250.3c/kg. Light bulls sold from 268.2c to 291.2c/kg.

BIGGENDEN

BUR­NETT Live­stock & Realty yarded 1707 head at the Biggenden meat­works and store sale on Mon­day, Novem­ber 19. Meat­works and feed­lot en­try weight cat­tle were dearer while de­mand for light weaner heifers eased.

Milk- to two-tooth drought­mas­ter bul­locks from Coal­stoun Lakes sold for

314c/$1555. Four-tooth drought­mas­ter bul­locks from Gayn­dah sold for

309c/$1654. Six-tooth drought­mas­ter bul­locks from Her­vey Bay sold for

293c/$1531. Four-tooth charo­lais bul­locks from Jam­bin sold for 272c/$1578.

Char­bray cows from Coal­stoun Lakes sold for

273c/$1786. Bran­gus-cross cows from Lowmead made

263c/$1462. Cross­bred cows from Ban Ban Springs sold for

269c/$1346. Li­mousin-cross cows from Biggenden sold to

261c/$1420. Charo­lais cows from Jam­bin sold for

255c/$1633. Two- to eight­tooth heifers and cows from Brooweena sold for

273c/$1326.

Two-tooth an­gus heifers from Mun­dub­bera sold for

298c/$1535. Six-tooth char­bray heifers from Coal­stoun Lakes sold for

295c/$1446. Four-tooth drought­mas­ter heifers from Brynestown sold for

291c/$1441.

Milk- and two-tooth char­bray steers from Eidsvold sold for

309c/$1458. Milk-tooth drought­mas­ter steers from Gayn­dah sold for

310c/$1221. Milk- and two-tooth drought­mas­ter­cross steers from Brooweena sold for 308c/$1383. Milk-tooth drought­mas­ter steers from Mun­dub­bera sold for 306c/$1154. Milk- and two-tooth drought­mas­ter steers from Coal­stoun Lakes sold for 307c/$1278. Milkand two-tooth drought­mas­ter cross steers from Gin Gin sold for 289c/$771.

Char­bray weaner steers from Mun­dub­bera sold for

307c/$963 and the Speckle Park weaner steers for

283c/$855. An­gus-cross weaner steers from Childers sold for 309c/$721. Drought­mas­ter weaner steers from Booyal sold for

295c/$836. Drought­mas­ter weaner steers from Yan­daran sold for 289c/$771. Santa gertrudis weaner steers from Gayn­dah sold for 303c/$727. Light char­bray weaner steers from Yan­daran sold for

310c/$622. Santa gertrud­is­cross weaner steers from Gin Gin sold for 299c/$640.

Drought­mas­ter-cross milk-tooth heifers from Gayn­dah sold for

295c/$1070. Milk-tooth drought­mas­ter heifers from Mun­dub­bera sold for

278c/$846. Milk-tooth char­bray heifers from Eidsvold sold for 277c/$1136. Milkand two-tooth santa gertrudis heifers sold for 284c/$975. Char­bray milk-tooth heifers from Jam­bin sold for

292c/$1121. Bazadaize-cross milk-tooth heifers from Theodore sold for

290c/$1000. Char­bray weaner heifers from Mun­dub­bera sold for

268c/$750. Drought­mas­ter weaner heifers from Yan­daran sold for 254c/$595. Grey brah­man heifers from Gaeta sold to top at 265c/$499. Drought­mas­ter-cross weaner heifers from Hivesville sold for

258c/$433.

MURGON

MURGON agents yarded 1000 head for the fort­nightly sale on Tues­day. The mar­ket for ex­port cat­tle as well as feeder types re­mained very strong. Weaner steers and heifers were cheaper in places. Cat­tle were drawn from Eidsvold, Mun­dub­bera, Mt Perry, Coringa, Biggenden, Nanango, Kingaroy, Kilki­van and lo­cally.

Heavy bulls sold to

$2.67c/kg. Bul­locks topped at $3.10c/kg. Ex­port heifers sold for $2.96c/kg. Cows more than 500kg topped at

$2.63, av­er­ag­ing $2.28c/kg. Cows 400-500kg av­er­aged

$2.05 c/kg, sell­ing to

$2.58c/kg. Cows less than

400kg topped at $1.98c/kg. Santa steers 480kg from Redgate sold to $3.08 c/kg. Santa steers 395kg sold to

$2.99c/kg. Drought­mas­ter­cross steers 367kg from Wondai sold for $1080 at

$2.94c/kg. Sim­men­tal steers from Hivesville 393kg sold to

$2.90c/kg. Char­bray steers

354kg from Tansey sold for

$1025 at $2.90c/kg. Li­mousin weaner steers from Tin­goora sold for $800 at

$2.81c/kg. Char­bray weaner steers from Eidsvold also sold to $2.81c/kg for $718. Santa weaner steers from Coringa sold to $3.10c/kg. Sim­men­tal weaner steers 270kg sold to

$2.78c/kg. Drought­mas­ter heifers

394kg sold to $2.84c/kg. Santa heifers from Mof­fat­dale sold to $1050 at $2.84c/kg and 368kg. Sim­men­tal heifers 311kg from Hivesville sold to $270c/kg for $840. Gelvieh weaner heifers sold to

$2.60c/kg for $749.. Drought­mas­ter weaner heifers

218kg from Murgon sold for

$560 at $2.56c/kg. Cows and calves topped at

$1010.

PHOTO: CAS­SAN­DRA GLOVER

TOOWOOMBA OUT­ING: Tony, Elese and baby Ja­cob, Phil and Caitlin West, from Kingsthorpe, at the Toowoomba sa­le­yards.

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