Light weight cat­tle lose 19c

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

ROMA

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

300c/kg.

WAR­WICK

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.

TOOWOOMBA

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

305.2c/kg.

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

253.2c/kg.

DALBY

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

247c/kg.

PHOTO: CAS­SAN­DRA GLOVER

CAT­TLE SALE: Sis­ters Cheryl Reid from Peranga and Dot Far­row from Palm­woods at the Toowoomba Sa­le­yards on Mon­day.

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