Yarding 6592 Change 983
Numbers increased by close to 1000 head, this included some consignments from Birdsville, Bourke in New South Wales and some from South Australia.
Buyer attendance was generally good and included some additional export processors in the cow section.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold to firm demand however light weight heifers sold to a cheaper trend. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change in price while medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 13c/kg less. A fair line up of heavy grown steers and bullocks to export slaughter averaged 10c to 15c cheaper and cows lost a further 6c to 16c/kg.
Some steer calves returning to the paddock made to 418.2c with a good sample of mixed sex calves averaging 385c/kg. Vealer heifers sold to restockers at an average of 339c with some to 342.2c/kg. A good supply of light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at an average of 374c with some to 415.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed mostly sold around 332c with sales to 354.2c and a good number of heavy weights averaged in the mid-320c/kg range and sold to 332.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers at an average of 313c with the occasional sale to 356.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 303c and made to 328.2c and some better lines made to 330c to average 310c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 272c and made to 282.2c and bullocks averaged a similar amount and made to 275.2c/kg. A large sample of PTIC heifers sold to restockers at an average of 264c with some pens reaching 282.2c/kg. Restockers were also very active in the cow section with a large sample of good heavy cows PTIC making 226.2c/kg to return $1207/head. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 196c and made to 208.2c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows made to 225.2c with most close to 223c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 257.2c/kg.
Commercial cattle report supplied by Joe Lehman, Grant Daniel Long, Dalby:
Cattle came from Western NSW, SA, Blackall, Longreach, Queensland channel country and the local Dalby surrounding areas.
There was a quality draft of 176 Simmental cows station mated to Simmental bulls, from Wandoan. This draft of cows created quite a bit of attention, selling exceptionally well and being purchased by a restocker from Rockhampton.
Droughtmaster cows of Chinchilla sold to processors 210c, 571kg, average $1200
Droughtmaster bulls of Chinchilla sold to processors 249c, 970kg, average $2417
Simmental cross heifers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 338c, 270kg, average $915
Simmental cross steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 415c, 268kg, average $1112
Angus cross bullocks of Thargomindah sold to processors 271c, 761kg, average $2063
Angus cross bullocks of Thargomindah sold to processors 274c, 674kg, average $1848
Charolais cross steers of Adavale sold to processors 275c, 558kg, average $1535
Brahman cross steers of Adavale sold to feedlotters 281c, 506kg, average $1423
Angus cross steers of Millmerran sold to feedlotters 338c, 366kg, average $1239
Charolais cross steers of Kumbia sold to feedlotters 342c, 380kg, average $1303
Charolais cross heifers of Kumbia sold to feedlotters 306c, 411kg, average $1260
Yearling Brahman cross bulls of Cunnamulla sold to restockers 320c, 249kg, average $798
Charolais cross heifers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 342c, 283kg, average $969
Charolais cross steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 410c, 281kg, average $1153
Angus steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 383c, 286kg, average $1097
Angus cross steers of Chinchilla sold to processors 280c, 580kg, average $1624
Angus cross bulls of Chinchilla sold to processors 260c, 531kg, average $1383
Angus cross bulls of Chinchilla sold to feedlotters 270c, 438kg, average $1184
Angus cross heifers of Leyburn sold to restockers 328c, 257kg, average $846
Angus cross steers of Leyburn sold to restockers 368c, 279kg, average $1029
Charolais heifers of St George sold to feedlotters 314c, 327kg, average $1029
Charolais cross heifers of St George sold to restockers 318c, 266kg, average $849
Santa cross steers of St George sold to restockers 353c, 323kg, average $1142
Yearling Charolais cross bulls of St George sold to restockers 346c, 275kg, average $953
Droughtmaster cross steers of Thargomindah sold to processors 273c, 580kg, average $1585
Charolais cross cows of Thargomindah sold to processors 228c, 710kg, average $1621
Brahman cross cows of Thargomindah sold to processors 225c, 495kg, average $1115
Charolais cross bulls of Thargomindah sold to processors 242c, 753kg, average $1825
Santa heifers of Blackall sold to feedlotters 330c, 376kg, average $1243
Angus cross heifers of Kumbia sold to restockers 318c, 329kg, average $1047
Brahman cows of Cecil Plains sold to processors 223c, 575kg, average $1284
PTIC Brahman cows of Cecil Plains sold to restockers 224c, 489kg, average $1097
Charolais cross bullocks of Longreach sold to processors 250c, 786kg, average $1968
Droughtmaster steers of Moonie sold to feedlotters 325c, 435kg, average $1413
Charolais cross heifers of Wandoan sold to restockers 314c, 277kg, average $872
Charolais cross cows of Wandoan sold to processors 225c, 584kg, average $1314
Droughtmaster cross heifers of Wandoan sold to feedlotters 291c, 433kg, average $1261
Brahman cross bulls of Wandoan sold to processors 263c, 830kg, average $2184
Simmental cross heifers of Dirranbandi sold to restockers 341c, 248kg, average $847
Simmental cross steers of Dirranbandi sold to restockers 405c, 211kg, average $855
Simmental cross cows of Dirranbandi sold to processors 227c, 633kg, average $1440
Santa cross Heifer of Bungunya sold to restockers 310c, 414kg, average $1284
Braford bulls of Taroom sold to feedlotters 288c, 422kg, average $1217
Braford bulls of Taroom sold to processors 241c, 578kg, average $1395
Prime Droughtmaster cows of Guluguba 225c, 629kg, Av $1415
Angus cross steers of Wandoan 285.2c, 592kg, average $1689
A tremendous run of Station Mated 2-7 Yr old Simmental Females Joined to Blue Dog Simmental Stud bulls with the cows made up to 258.2 c and the heifers making up to 282.2c.
Weaner heifers of Wandoan 314c, 277kg, average $872.
Very good quality Charolais cross weaner steers and heifers sold to a top of 385.2c, 298.6kg, $1150.
Very good quality Angus steers of Guluguba with the top pen making 383c, 286kg, average $1097.
Sources: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long