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Yarding 5009 Change -3012
Numbers reduced by 3,012 to 5,009 head, and fair quality young cattle were in the largest numbers along with a relatively small selection of heavy steers and bullocks and a large sample of cows.
A full panel of buyers was present and operating across all classes. Lightweight yearling steers suitable for restockers were well supplied and despite the dry seasonal outlook buyers were prepared to pay for quality and average prices improved.
However the lesser quality lines were discounted to average 19c/kg less. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed met fair demand for the quality penned. The better end of the lightweight yearling heifers experienced strong support, while the poor quality lines were hard to sell. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 5c/kg better.
A lift in the standard of the heavy grown steers and bullocks saw average prices improve. A return to a full panel of buyers in the cow section resulted in average prices for the good heavy cows remaining close to the previous weeks level. Lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock generally sold around 283c with a few well bred lines reaching 334.2c, while the poor quality classes averaged 233c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 280c, with most from 265c to 275c/kg. Heavyweight yearling steers to feed made to 290.2c, the largest sample averaging 282c/kg.
Lightweight yearling heifers averaged 213c with isolated sales to 252.2c, while the D muscle classes averaged 175c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 243c with one large run reaching 270.2c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 268.2c, with both the heavy grown steers and bullocks averaging 257c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 158c, and the better 3 scores 179c/kg. Good heavy cows were in the largest numbers and sold to 218.2c with most around 207c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 219.2c/kg.
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The export market was firm with all of the buyers operating. Overall the market was up and down in places depending on the quality of cattle.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 190.2c/kg, highest 267.2c/kg, Av 214.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 166.2c/kg, highest 250c/kg, Av 220.4c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 50c/kg, highest 140c/kg, Av 115.4c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 120c/kg, highest 203.2c/kg, Av 179c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 161.2c/kg, highest 218.2c/kg, Av 207.6c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 226.2c/kg, highest 260c/kg, Av 256c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 240.2c/kg, highest 268.2c/kg, Av 257.5c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 171.2c/kg, highest 334.2c/kg, Av 233.1c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 248.2c/kg, highest 299.2c/kg, Av 265.6c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 260c/kg, highest 290.2c/kg, Av 282.1c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 112.2c/kg, highest 252.2c/kg, Av 174.9c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 170c/kg, highest 220c/kg, Av 212.2c/kg
Brahman bulls sold by Sutton Beef No.1 of Glenmorgan to processors 203.2c, 865kg, $1757
Hereford young bullocks sold by Staines Partnership of Wandoan to processors 261.2c, 600kg, $1567
Charolais X steers sold by A Keith & Co of Jandowae to feedlotters 282.2c, 416kg, $1175
Charolais X feeder steers sold by JP McNamara of Jandowae to feedlotters 276.2c, 443kg, $1225
Santa cows sold by EA Cameron of Moonie to processors 217.2c, 555kg, $1205
Santa X cows sold by Sutton Beef No1. Of Glenmorgan to processors 218.2c, 606kg, $1322
Heavy Angus X heifers sold by Lyndale Partnership #2 of Wandoan to processors 248.2c, 468kg, $1162
Heavy Santa Heifers sold by JJ & BA Warby of Glenmorgan to processors 247.2c, 497kg, $1229
D/Master feeder heifers sold by Gates Ag Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 238.2c, 298kg, $711
Charolais feeder heifers sold by A Keith & Co of Jandowae to feedlotters 260c, 355kg, $924
Source: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long