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All the regular export processors were in attendance and operating, along with the usual feeder operators and restockers.
There was a wide variation in the quality of the young cattle, however the standard cows was generally good. Buyers operated selectively on the young light weight cattle with only well bred lines in demand. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed followed a similar trend, to experience only quality related price changes. Good quality lines of yearling heifers experienced strong support, while secondary classes experienced a cheaper market. A fair sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks received strong competition from export processors.
A relatively large supply of cows sold to a dearer market with improvements of 6c to 9c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 480.2c, with a large number averaging 430c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to the occasional 448.2c to average 405c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 391c and made to 416c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 398c to average 381c, with the occasional B muscle class to the trade making to 420.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background average 396c and made to 428c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 400c to average 375c/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feed averaged 349c and made to 370c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 369.2c, and the bullock portion made to 371.2c to average 346c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 263c and made to 273c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 291c, and a large sample of good heavy cows averaged 312c and made to 319c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to 326c/kg.
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There was a good panel of buyers, processors, feeder operators and restockers today with a very strong market from start to finish. Young Charolais Cows & Calves to return to paddock made $1940.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 360.0c/kg, highest 392.0c/kg, Av 376.3c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 321.0c/kg, highest 362.0c/kg, Av 348.4c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 253.0c/kg, highest 261.0c/kg, Av 260.1c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 265.0c/kg, highest 292.0c/kg, Av 278.6c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 300.0c/kg, highest 319.0c/kg, Av 311.9c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 318.0c/kg, highest 370.0c/kg, Av 348.8c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 337.2c/kg, highest 369.0c/kg, Av 342.8c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 370.0c/kg, highest 480.2c/kg, Av 429.9c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 361.0c/kg, highest 448.2c/kg, Av 391.3c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 330.0c/kg, highest 398.2c/kg, Av 380.9c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 350.0c/kg, highest 340.0c/kg, Av 366.8c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 300.0c/kg, highest 400.0c/kg, Av 374.6c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 321.0c/kg, highest 362.0c/kg, Av 348.4c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 334.0c/kg, highest 340.0c/kg, Av 338.2c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 288.0c/kg, highest 326.0c/kg, Av 304.5c/kg
Charolais Bulls sold by Nallea Co of Surat to processors 326.2c/kg, 893kg, $2914.
Charbray Cows sold by Tweed Pastoral Holdings of Quilpie to processors 319.2c/kg, 631kg, $2014.
Angus & Angus Cows sold by Tweed Pastoral Holdings of Quilpie to processors 319.2c/kg, 606kg, $1934.
Charolais X Steers sold by Tweed Pastoral Holdings of Quilpie to processors 340.0c/kg, 595kg, $2023.
Santa X Steers sold by RA & HS Sullivan of Moonie to feedlotters 386.2c/kg, 437kg, $1690.
Santa X Heifers sold by Uebergang Agriculture of Miles to processors 370.0c/kg, 565kg, $2090.
Hereford Heifers sold by LS & WS Gray of Miles to feedlotters 379.2c/kg, 356kg, $1352.
Charolais Yearling Steers sold by R & A Cattle Co of Kingaroy to backgrounders 450.2c/kg, 257kg, $1160.
Charolais X Yearling Heifers sold by J McNamara of Jandowae to feedlotters 390.0c/kg, 398kg, $1554.
Charolais X Yearling Heifers sold by J McNamara of Jandowae to feedlotters 388.2c/kg, 348kg, $1353.
Charolais X Cow & Calves sold by J McNamara of Jandowae to restockers $1940.
Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long Ray White Eastern Rural