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Yarding 5267 Change -951
Cattle were drawn from a wide area, with 548 from far Western Queensland, plus 452 from NSW, and 82 from South Australia.
A full panel of export buyers was present and operating, however some of the feeder buyers were absent from the buying panel.
Overall, quality was mixed and once again a very large number of cows were penned.
A large sample of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 9c/kg cheaper. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed eased 8c to 12c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 8c cheaper and medium weights to feed averaged 17c to 20c/kg less. Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 4c to 5c/kg cheaper.
Cows sold to a mixed trend, with the plain condition cows improving in price by 3c to 5c/kg pushed on by stronger processor and restocker support. However, a large supply of good heavy cows averaged 5c/kg cheaper.
Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 270c, with occasional sales to 306.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 268c and made to 289.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed mainly sold in the mid to high 270c range, with sales to 284.2c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 232.2c, with a large number around 213c, and the lesser quality lines 153c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 225c to 230c, with sales to 243.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 264.2c to average 238c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 285.2c, and the bullock portion made to 296.2c to average 284c/kg.
Plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged from 176c to 184.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 178c and made to 189.2c/kg. Good heavy cows were well supplied and made to 235c to average 224c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to 264.2c/kg.
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Cattle numbers were strong with a large yarding of first round cattle.
The bull market saw the biggest jump with numerous export buyers.
Top quality cows were 10c better with prices in the mid to high 230c mark.
The feeder market stayed very similar with the quality lines retaining above the 280c and the good quality lines of light weight yearling steers topping at over 300c.
The weaner market saw prices drop due to the ongoing dry conditions although the good quality lines still made in the 280c with most making around the 255c for steers and 220c for the better quality lines of lightweight heifers.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 112.2c/kg, highest 236.2c/kg, Av 225.7c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 180.2c/kg, highest 264.2c/kg, Av 238.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 70c/kg, highest 182.2c/kg, Av 147c/kg
Cows 400 to 500kg – Lowest 141.2c/kg, highest 199.2c/kg, Av 191.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 164.2c/kg, highest 235c/kg, Av 224.2c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 268.2c/kg, highest 268.2c/kg, Av 268.2c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 150c/kg, highest 306.2c/kg, Av 270.4c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 176.2c/kg, highest 289.2c/kg, Av 268.3c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 241.2c/kg, highest 283.2c/kg, Av 278.3c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 112.2c/kg, highest 236.2c/kg, Av 218.6c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 162.2c/kg, highest 241.2c/kg, Av 230c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 180.2c/kg, highest 264.2c/kg, Av 238.2c/kg
Charbray steers sold by The Scott Henry Trust of Kingsthorpe to processors 209.2c, 985kg, $2060
Hereford X steers sold by Staines Partnership of Wandoan to processors 275.2c, 548kg, $1509
Angus bulls sold by Keddstock Pty Ltd of Yuleba to processors 251.2c, 1080kg, $2712
Droughtmaster cows sold by EJ Nolan of Moonie to processors 235c, 621kg, $1459
Charolais X heifers sold by Downes Family Trust of Bell to processors 230.2c, 527kg, $1214
Simmental heifers sold by AJ & SJ Smith of St George to feedlotters 250.2c, 443kg, $1108
Santa X ylg steers sold by Roxanna Farming of Biddeston to backgrounders 260.2c, 346kg, $900
Braford ylg heifers sold by M Stiller of Miles to re-stockers 222.2c, 224kg, $498
Source: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long