Light weight cattle lose 19c
CATTLE numbers rose by 1509 head to 7969 at the Roma Store Sale. Cattle were mostly drawn from the local supply area with some lines from western Queensland, NSW and SA. The usual panel of buyers was present and operating. Heavier yearling steers were in greater numbers this week and the yarding was dominated by steers and heifers. Quality was again mixed, however demand for the better-quality lines of cattle stayed strong.
Light weight yearling steers
200-280kg to restockers fell by 5c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to domestic feed fell by 3c and medium weight yearling steers to export feed also fell by 5c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed fell by 10c to 20c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers rose by 3c, however a large sample of yearling heifers 200-280kg to restockers fell by 5c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed had no change. Medium weight two-score cows rose by 3c, but the medium weight three-score cows fell by 1c/kg.
A fair sample of yearling steers 200-280kg to restockers sold to 318.2c to average 311c/kg. A good sample of medium weight yearling steers to domestic feed sold to 316.2c to average 308c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to export feed made to 318.2c to average 308c/kg. A small sample of heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to
320c to average 316c/kg. A large sample of yearling heifers 200-280kg sold to
272.2c to average 259c/kg. A fair sample of medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to
282.2c to average 282c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to slaughter sold to 278.2c to average 269c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers sold to 298.2c to average 295c, while heavy weight grown steers made to
314.2c to average 313c/kg. Grown heifers sold to 277.2c to average 265c/kg. Medium weight two-score cows sold to
229.2c to average 219c, while the three-score medium weight cows made to 255.2c to average 239c/kg. Heavy weight cows made to 256.2c to average 243 c/kg. The best of the light weight bulls made to 300.2c to average
THE supply of stock increased by 18 per cent to 1477 head and there was a wide variation in quality of the young cattle. A short supply of heavy grown steers to export slaughter was penned, however a relatively large sample of cows came forward. A fair panel of buyers covering all classes was present and operating.
Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock could not maintain the levels of the previous sale and lost up to 19c/kg. However medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed were in demand and a better-quality line-up improved in price by 12c and up to
18c/kg in places. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed experienced very little change in price. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter sold to strong demand. Cows generally sold close to the previous week’s level.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to the occasional
310.2c, with a good sample averaging 273c and lesserquality lines mostly selling about 242c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 325.2c to average close to 306c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 316.2c to average
312c to 315c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers mostly sold in the mid-240c range with sales to 275.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 270c and a few to the trade made to 290.2c/kg.
The younger end of the heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 315.2c to average 307c, with some six-tooth classes making to
302.2c/kg. Medium weight two-score cows averaged
206c and made to 219.2c/kg. Good heavy cows averaged 249c and sold to 258.2c/kg in pen lots. Heavy bulls made to 264.2c/kg.
NUMBERS increased by 307 head to 744 and mixed-quality young cattle were in the largest numbers. Buyer attendance was generally good and most were selective in their purchases.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold to a cheaper trend. However most of the yearling steers to feed sold to strong demand.
Yearling heifers had very little change for the quality penned. Heavy grown steers and bullocks sold to a strong market with special two- and four-tooth classes. Cows could not maintain the levels of the previous sale, with most 3c to 7c/kg cheaper.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 292.2c to average
287c, with the occasional sale to 342.2c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280-330kg category returning to the paddock made to 322.2c to average 295c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market mainly sold for about 307c with some to
316.2c, while the occasional steer demonstrated potential to reach 348.2c/kg.
A small selection of heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 307c, topping at
320.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged from
248c to 256c, with sales to
279.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 265c and a handful to the trade made to
287.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers sold to
Heavy grown steers to export processors averaged
301c and made to 312.2c, while the bullock portion made from 291.2c to 318c to average 312c/kg. The twoand four-tooth classes sold to the higher end of the price range. Medium weight two-score cows averaged
208c and made to
223.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 255.2c to average
248c/kg. Heavy bulls reached
DALBY agents penned 7528 head, including 1127 from far-western Queensland. This was an increase of 3560 head on the previous week.
As usual, the local cattle generally showed good condition, with a fair percentage of light and plain types in the western cattle.
It was the biggest sale at Dalby since July.
There was a full field of buyers in attendance and competition was good, with values for feeders varying dependent on quality, while cows were a little easier on previous prices.
Heavy feeder steers sold to
316c to average 302c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed sold to
270c, with a few to the trade making 280c/kg.
Four-score grown steers sold to 315c to average 302c, bullocks making to 296c/kg.
Heavy four-score cows averaged 250c, while heavy bulls sold to 260c to average
CATTLE SALE: Sisters Cheryl Reid from Peranga and Dot Farrow from Palmwoods at the Toowoomba Saleyards on Monday.