Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird
Yarding 4925 Change -1029
The supply of stock reduced to 4,925 head and the trend of large numbers of cows being offered for sale continued. Buyer representation was good, with the return of interstate export processors and feeder operators.
Steer calves lifted in price by 50c, and heifer calves gained 15c/kg pushed on by restockers from western districts. Light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock 10c/kg better. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 6c/kg dearer.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 11c and processorr classes averaged 17c/kg better. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background sold to good demand for the quality penned. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 8c dearer and heavy weights improved 3c to 7c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks gained 3c/kg. Medium and heavy weight cows lifted in price by 4c to 11c on top of the improvements experienced the previous week and cows returning to the paddock averaged 9c to 15c/kg dearer. Steer calves returning to the paddock averaged 273c and made to 326.2c, and heifer calves made to 222.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers to restockers made to 304.2c, with a large sample averaging 282c/kg. Y
earling steers weighing 280-330kg to restockers made to 315.2c to average 282c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 281c, with sales to 298.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers made to 314.2c, with a large selection at 297c, while local trade lines averaged 302c and made to 311.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 209c and made to 238.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 275c, with majority making close to 248c/kg. The largest samples of heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 262c and made to 279.2c, and processor classes made to 292.2c to average 272c/kg. Heavy grown steers made to the occasional 316.2c to average 298c, as the bullock portion made to 309.2c to average 300c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows made to 198.2c to average 181c/kg. A large selection of good heavy cows averaged 231c, with sales to 243.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 273.2c/kg.
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The total number of cattle increased, to previous weeks with a total yarding of 5939 head.
The market in Dalby was very strong with the export market a good 10c to 20c dearer.
The light end of the cattle were also very strong with a few new backgrounders involved.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 206.2c/kg, highest 277.2c/kg, Av 242.9c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 80c/kg, highest 275.2c/kg, Av 232.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 44.2c/kg, highest 151.2c/kg, Av 138.4c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 73.2c/kg, highest 216.2c/kg, Av 191.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 100.2c/kg, highest 228.2c/kg, Av 199.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 185.2c/kg, highest 285.2c/kg, Av 268.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 253.2c/kg, highest 309.2c/kg, Av 295.c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 84.2c/kg, highest 282.2c/kg, Av 248.8c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 182.2c/kg, highest 280.2c/kg, Av 266.2c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 269.2c/kg, highest 305.5c/kg, Av 289.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 60c/kg, highest 232.2c/kg, Av 209.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 192.2c/kg, highest 269.2c/kg, Av 251.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 206.2c/kg, highest 277.2c/kg, Av 258c/kg
Charolais Bulls sold by A & N Cass of Wandoan to processers 271.2c, 1065kg, $2888
Hereford Steers sold by CW, EM & LM Hartwig of Wandoan to processers 306.2c, 675kg, $2068
Brangus Steers sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Kumbia to processers 308.2c, 609kg, $1877
Charolais Cows sold by Flegler Farms of Cecil Plains to processers 228.2c, 675kg, $1540
Santa X Cows sold by Doonba Grazing Co Pty Ltd of Glenmorgan to processers 226.2c, 641kg, $1450
Brahman X Heavy Heifers sold by JP & LJ McAllister of Wandoan to processers 273.2c, 485kg, $1325
Charolais Feeder Steers sold by Flegler Farms of Cecil Plains to feedlotters 286.2c, 382kg, $1094
Simmental Feeder Steers sold by DWJ & JC Bradshaw of Wandoan to feedlotters 300.2c, 464kg, $1393
Simmental Feeder Heifers sold by DWJ & JC Bradshaw of Wandoan to feedlotters 270.2c, 407kg, $1101
Angus X Heifers sold by PD &JM Pohlmann of Dalby to feedlotters 265.2c, 338kg, $897
Simmental X Weaner Steers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to backgrounder 282.2c, 249kg, $703
Simmental X Heifers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to backgrounder 212.2c, 240kg, $509
Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Ray White Eastern Rural