Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Wyatt Wrigley
Yarding 5939 Change 509
Numbers increased by 509 head to 5939, and included in the line up were 219 head from NSW, and 710 from far Western Queensland.
Cows continued to dominate the grown cattle section along with a fair sample of bullocks.
Buyer representation was generally good and all were operating.
Competition on good quality light weight cattle was generally good, however drought affected poor quality lines were hard to sell.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed experienced strong support for the quality penned, however heavy weights to feed improved in price. Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied, and sold to strong competition from restockers and backgrounders. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed and the trade sold to a dearer trend.
The younger end of the heavy grown steers and bullocks were in demand from export processors.
The large supply of cows improved in price, with plain condition classes 10c dearer, and good heavy cows gained 15c/kg.
Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 252.2c to average 229c, and heifer calves made to 232.2c with most around 181c/kg.
Lightweight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 248c with the occasional pen reaching 282.2c, and poor quality lines averaged 193c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 276c and made to 286.2c/kg. A large sample of heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 289c, with some well bred lines reaching 314.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers mostly sold around 210c, with a few to 232.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 252c and made to 269.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 258c and slaughter classes averaged 267c and made to 277.2c/kg.
Heavy grown steers averaged 295c and the bullock portion averaged 300c and made to 309.2c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 179c and made to 189.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 228.2c with a large sample at 217c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to 277.2c/kg.
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Grant Daniel Long report:
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