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Yarding 3780 Change -2497
Export buyer attendance was generally good however not all made purchases.
The usual feed and trade buyers were also present and active, along with local and interstate restockers.
Despite the harsh seasonal conditions locally, light weight yearling steers and heifers continued to experience very strong support from restockers both local and interstate.
Yearling steers and heifers to feed for the domestic market sold to strong demand for the quality penned. Cows to restockers and export processors sold to within a few cents of the previous week’s level. Yearling steers under 200kg made to 630c, with a fair sample averaging 542c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg made to 546c with a very large selection averaging 472c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 427c to 443c with the occasional sale to 480c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 412c and made to 418c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied and made to 548c to average 449c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 386c to 419c with sales to 434c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 345c and sold to a top of 347c/kg. Grown heifers PTIC averaged 359c and made to 366c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 274c and made to 286c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to the occasional 295c with a fair sample averaging 287c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 340c/kg.
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Grant Daniel Long report
A reduced yarding today saw prices remain firm to slightly cheaper with good lightweight weaners still in high demand.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 400c/kg, highest 430c/kg, Av 406c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 336c/kg, highest 348c/kg, Av 341c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 160c/kg, highest 170c/kg, Av 167c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 250c/kg, highest 275c/kg, Av 262c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 284c/kg, highest 295c/kg, Av 287c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 345c/kg, highest 345c/kg, Av 345c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 330c/kg, highest 347c/kg, Av 345c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 448c/kg, highest 630c/kg, Av 541c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 432c/kg, highest 546c/kg, Av 471c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 393c/kg, highest 460c/kg, Av 427c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 399c/kg, highest 418c/kg, Av 412c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 404c/kg, highest 548c/kg, Av 448c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 390c/kg, highest 434c/kg, Av 418c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 363c/kg, highest 418c/kg, Av 386c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 380c/kg, highest 492c/kg, Av 413c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 340c/kg, highest 390c/kg, Av 370c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 280c/kg, highest 340c/kg, Av 315c/kg
Droughtmaster X Bulls sold by BP & LA Knight of Lightning Ridge to feedlotters 350.0c/kg, 486kg, $1701.
South Devon Bulls sold by Jambili Pastoral Company Pty Ltd of Jandowae to processors 340.0c/kg, 675kg, $2295.
Santa Steers sold by J & MH Hetterington of The Gums to backgrounders 440.2c/kg, 356kg, $1568.
Angus Steers sold by TJ & A Bradstreet Pastoral Trust of St George to feedlotters 436.2c/kg, 397kg, $1733.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by Clark Birch & Sons of Cunnamulla to feedlotters 416.2c/kg, 427kg, $1779.
Angus X Steers sold by Mirradong Meats Pty Ltd of Tara to feedlotters 400.0c/kg, 472kg, $1890.
Santa Heifers sold by DJ & LA Fields of Chinchilla to feedlotters 422.2c/kg, 357kg, $1507.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by TJ & A Bradstreet Pastoral Trust of St George to backgrounders 580.2c/kg, 187kg, $1089.
Charbray Ylg Steers sold by Mirradong Meats Pty Ltd of Tara to backgrounders 458.2c/kg, 294kg, $1348.
Brahman X Ylg Heifers sold by Parklane Grazing of Miles to restockers 548.2c/kg, 278kg, $1528.
Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural