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