Yarding 3694 Change 497
Cattle were drawn from a wide area with 223 head from far Western Queensland, with the remainder from the usual supply area. All the major export processors were in attendance along with the usual feed and trade buyers, plus a large line up of restockers.
Competition across most classes continued to improve, with light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaging 19c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market improved in price by 23c to 26c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 16c/kg dearer.
All classes of yearling heifers were in demand, with strong support from restockers as well as feeder operators. Heavy grown steers and bullocks improved in price by 4c to 7c/kg.
However all classes of cows sold to a much dearer trend with improvements of 20c to 27c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 872c with a large sample averaging 732c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 644c to 675c with the occasional sale to 732c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 634c with a fair sample averaging 593c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background made to 762c to average 680c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 595c to 611c with sales to 652c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 558c to average 513c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 456c and 459c respectively with sales to 469c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows to export processors averaged 376c and made to 383c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 414c with a good selection averaging 403c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 402c/kg.
Cows and calves made to $3,250 per unit.
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Market Reporter: Trevor Hess
Grant Daniel Long report
Numbers were on the rise with a total yarding of 3694. All the usual buyers were present along with a good number of restockers. Very strong market again this week all the way through. Improvement in almost all categories with heavy cows reaching 414c/kg and heavy bulls to 402c/kg, showing we are pretty well back on par with the end of last years prices. Light weight steers topped at 872c/kg, averaging 19c/kg better than last week.
Heifers up to 400kg – 342c/kg, 478c/kg, 452c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – 443c/kg, 450c/kg, 447c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – 368c/kg, 368c/kg, 368c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – 320c/kg, 399c/kg, 380c/kg
Cows over 500kg – 360c/kg, 414c/kg, 395c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – 408c/kg, 556c/kg, 500c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – 352c/kg, 470c/kg, 457c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – 474.2c/kg, 873c/kg, 732.5c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 536c/kg, 732c/kg, 670c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – 508c/kg, 698c/kg, 644c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 506c/kg, 634c/kg, 592c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – 670c/kg, 670c/kg, 670c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – 400c/kg, 762c/kg, 678c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – 490c/kg, 652c/kg, 615c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – 530c/kg, 650c/kg, 594c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – 370c/kg, 558c/kg, 513c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – 350c/kg, 700c/kg, 510c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 296c/kg, 402c/kg, 364c/kg
Drought Master X Cows sold by PR Loughlin of Jondaryan to processors 390.0c/kg, 492.5kg, $1921.
Santa Cows sold by Greenup Pty Ltd of Kumbia to processors 410.2c/kg, 669.4kg, $2746.
Charbray Steers by Castle Livestock PT of Kumbia to feedlotters 600c/kg, 441.4kg, $2649.
Brangus Steers sold by PR Loughlin of Jondaryan to processors 452.2c/kg, 710.0kg, $3211.
Charbray Heifers sold by Castle Livestock PT of Kumbia to feedlotters 624.2c/kg, 423.6kg, $2644.
Angus Heifers sold by Bidgel Grazing Co of St George to feedlotters 480.0c/kg, 560.0kg, $ 2688.
Santa Bulls sold by PR & SJ Knudsen of Chinchilla to processors 363.2c/kg, 1035.0kg, $3759.
Angus X Ylg Steers sold by K & J Lutz of Kingaroy to restockers 856.2c/kg, 228.1kg, $1953.
Charolais Ylg Steers sold by A Keith & Co of Woongoolba to feedlotters 680.2c/kg, 369.6kg, $2514.
Angus Ylg Heifers sold by Bidgel Grazing Co of St George to feedlotters 642.2c/kg, 282.1kg, $1812.
Charolais Ylg Heifers sold by A Keith & Co of Woongoolba to feedlotters 650.2c/kg, 358.8kg, $2333.
Angus X Ylg Bulls sold by Mirradong Meats of Moonie to restockers 550.0c/kg, 350.0kg, $1925.
Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long
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