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BUYER attendance was good with a full panel of exporters operating.
The usual feed and trade buyers were also in attendance, and interstate restockers were also very active in the young cattle section. Overall quality was generally good with a lift in the standard of the good heavy cows.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged a few cents dearer. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed improved in price by 3c to 7c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed followed a similar trend. Most classes of cows lifted in price by 5c to 8c and up to 14c/kg in places, with some of the improvement in price due to the better quality penned.
Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 480.2c to average 463c/kg. Light weight yearling steers were well supplied and sold to restockers at an average of 432c with sales to 464.2c/kg. Yearling steers to feed under 330kg made to 436c to average 410c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 394c and made to 420c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 398c to average 392c, and a few to the local trade market made to 398c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 438c with a good sample averaging 394c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 366c and made to 398c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 370c to average 357c/kg. A small selection of heavy grown steers to export processors averaged 339c and made to 350c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 246c, and made to 259c/kg. A large selection of good heavy cows averaged 291c, with a few pen lots reaching 305c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to 333c/kg.
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Grant Daniel Long report
Market very similar to previous weeks. Top cows around 300c. Good Bulls making up to 333.2c. Light weaners to restockers in high demand. Next week GDL are selling 4th.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 253.0c/kg, highest 412.0c/kg, Av 366.1c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 270.0c/kg, highest 340.0c/kg, Av 283.6c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 160.0c/kg, highest 211.0c/kg, Av 176.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 190.0c/kg, highest 297.0c/kg, Av 268.4c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 260.0c/kg, highest 305.0c/kg, Av 291.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 238.0c/kg, highest 355.0c/kg, Av 322.0c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 288.0c/kg, highest 350.0c/kg, Av 339.1c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 328.0c/kg, highest 464.2c/kg, Av 432.3c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 300.0c/kg, highest 436.0c/kg, Av 410.4c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 361.0c/kg, highest 398.0c/kg, Av 391.9c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 253.0c/kg, highest 438.0c/kg, Av 393.9c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 260.0c/kg, highest 398.0c/kg, Av 366.1c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 280.0c/kg, highest 370.0c/kg, Av 356.8c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 242.0c/kg, highest 398.0c/kg, Av 376.5c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 204.0c/kg, highest 333.0c/kg, Av 315.3c/kg
Limousin Bulls sold by G & T Franz F/T of Durong to processors 333.2c/kg, 820kg, $2732.
Simmental X Cows sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 297.2c/kg, 715kg, $2124.
Santa Cows sold by The Herbert Bruggemann Family Trust of Taroom to processors 290.2c/kg, 688kg, $1998.
Santa Heavy Heifers sold by The Herbert Bruggemann Family Trust of Taroom to processors 316.2c/kg, 550kg, $1739.
Charolais X Heavy Heifers sold by CA & KC MacFarlane of St George to feedlotters 341.2c/kg, 462kg, $1579.
Santa Heavy Steers sold Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 350.2c/kg, 565kg, $1978.
Charolais X Feeder Steers sold by Alderton Farming Co of Condamine to feedlotters 398.2c/kg, 442kg, $1762.
Santa Yearling Steers sold by W Beijsens of Kingaroy to restockers 456.2c/kg, 222kg, $1014.
Angus & Angus Light Yearling Steers sold by NA & KL McLaughlin of Kingaroy to restockers 476.2c/kg, 178kg, $850.
Santa Yearling Heifers sold by Thompson Business Trust of Ducklo to restockers 396.2c/kg, 320kg, $1267.
Charolais X Light Yearling Heifers sold by D & K Cullen of Maidenwell to restockers 438.2c/kg, 195kg, $857.
Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long Ray White Eastern Rural