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Yarding 6277 Change 989
A GOOD buying panel was present and operating including export processors, feedlots and local and interstate restockers.
Cattle were drawn from the usual supply area and the yarding quality varied, with prices reflective of quality variations. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers were present in good numbers. Overall demand remained firm but prices eased.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed fell by 6c while heavy weight yearling steers to feed fell by 3c to 12c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed saw improvements with medium weight heifers under 400kg up by 15c/kg. Medium and heavy weight cows fell by 6c to 26c/kg. Light weight yearling steers under 200kg to restockers sold to 593.2c to average 575c/kg.
The largest sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 560.2c to average 529c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed sold to 498.2c to average 444c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 474.2c to average 430c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 442.2c to average 418c/kg.
The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 495.2c to average 444c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 460.2c to average 404c/kg. The best of the medium weight grown steers to feed sold to 408.2c to average 376c/kg. The best of the grown heifers reached a top of 362.2c to average 343c/kg. Medium weight 4 score cows sold to a top of 294c to average 291c/kg.
Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 289.2c to average 284c, while the heavy weight 4 score cows sold to a top of 304.2c to average 293c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 334.2c to average 325c/kg. Cows and calves reached a top of $2360/unit.
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Grant Daniel Long report
Good panel of buyers from start to finish this week. Market eased 10 to 12 cents on heavy export cattle. One extra bullock and trade steer buyer kept the market firm to easier. Store and boner cows held firm. There was plenty of competition for heavy feeder steers and heifers. No real change for lightweight weaner steers & heifers, however quality decreased on last week. Next week GDL are selling 6th. Only 3 more Dalby Sales to go.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 370c/kg, highest 460c/kg, Av 404.5c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 352c/kg, highest 390c/kg, Av 373c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 240c/kg, highest 290c/kg, Av 260c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 280c/kg, highest 287c/kg, Av 283.5c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 275c/kg, highest 304c/kg, Av 283c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 320c/kg, highest 408c/kg, Av 375c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 351.2c/kg, highest 368.2c/kg, Av 353.2c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 556c/kg, highest 593.2c/kg, Av 575.3c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 420.2c/kg, highest 560.2c/kg, Av 510.2c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 330.2c/kg, highest 460.2c/kg, Av 446.2c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 360.2c/kg, highest 430c/kg, Av 410.2c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 352.2c/kg, highest 460.2c/kg, Av 434.5c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 300.2c/kg, highest 495.2c/kg, Av 446.1c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 300.2c/kg, highest 460.2c/kg, Av 404.5c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 320.2c/kg, highest 430.2c/kg, Av 382.2c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 360.2c/kg, highest 428.2c/kg, Av 392.2c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 280.2c/kg, highest 340c/kg, Av 310.2c/kg
Droughtmaster Cows sold by RH & ER Morris of Talwood to processors 294.2c/kg, 619kg, $1822.
Angus X Cows sold by Compagnoni Grazing Co of Mitchell to processors 291.2c/kg, 508kg, $1481.
Angus Cows sold by J & H Kidd of Windorah to restockers 290.2c/kg, 443kg, $1286.
Santa Cows sold by DJ & LJ Southern of St George to southern restockers 281.2c/kg, 586kg, $1649.
Charolais Steers sold by Downes Family Trust of Bell to feedlotters 430.0c/kg, 404kg, $1739.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by ANJ Partnership of Tambo to feedlotters 428.2c/kg, 446kg, $1910.
Santa Steers sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 377.2c/kg, 668kg, $2522.
Droughtmaster X Heifers sold by AJ & SJ Wenham of Moonie to feedlotters 390.2c/kg, 306kg, $1195.
Hereford Heifers sold by MP & ND Duthie of Dalby to processors 356.2c/kg, 453kg, $1614.
Angus X Ylg Steers sold by Whispering Pines Cattle Co of Bell to southern restockers 550.0c/kg, 233kg, $1283
Angus Ylg Steers sold by Maylingup Pastoral Co of Dalby to southern restockers 522.2c/kg, 295kg, $1540.
Simmental Ylg Steers sold by RT & E Wicks of The Gums to restockers 500.0c/kg, 226kg, $1133.
Angus X Ylg Steers sold by Amarco Farming Co of The Gums to feedlotters 498.2c/kg, 290kg, $1446.
Shorthorn Ylg Bulls sold by Weemabah Pty Ltd of Hannaford to feedlotters 418.2c/kg, 342kg, $1432.
Angus X Ylg Heifers sold by RT & E Wicks of The Gums to restockers 486.2c/kg, 237kg, $1152.
Angus X Ylg Heifers sold by AM & HM Beresford of Nanango to restockers 475.0c/kg, 245kg, $1165.
Angus X Cows & Calves sold by J & H Kidd of Windorah to restockers $1980.
Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural