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Yarding 3953 Change -568
A full panel of export processors was present and operating, along with a large line up of feed and trade buyers plus local and interstate restockers.
Prices generally improved, with some new high levels recorded.
Young light weight cattle returning to the paddock lifted in price by 32c/kg to 49c/kg.
Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market gained up to 30c, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed improved by 17c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged 28c/kg dearer. Yearling heifers to feed lifted in price by 33c to 35c/kg. A fair sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors averaged 2c to 3c/kg better.
Most classes of cows sold to a dearer trend of 5c to 14c/kg. Yearling steers under 200kg made to a new high 602.2c to average 566c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg also made to 606.2c with a very large sample averaging 502c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 425c to 472c with sales to 486c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 428c to average 423c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 556c to average 504c/kg.
Yearling heifers 280kg average 498c with sales to 546c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 431c to 461c, while lesser quality lines average 365c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors averaged 378c and made to 381c, while the bullock portion averaged 377c, with sales to 384.2c/kg. Grown heifers to export processors made to 364c, to average 346c/kg. PTIC lines returned to the paddock at an average of 349c with sales to 350c/kg.
Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 283c, and some better conditions lines PTIC returned to the paddock selling for 333c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 275c and 3 scores averaged 288c/kg. A large selection of good heavy weight cows averaged 315c with sales to 326.2c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to 344c/kg.
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All markets sold to a dearer trend with restocker cattle being in high demand due to the weather forecast. Light weaners were up to 50c dearer, feeder steers & heifers 28c to 35c dearer, cows 5c to 15c dearer. Hopefully we see some good rain in the coming weeks.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 318c/kg, highest 345c/kg, Av 336c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 301c/kg, highest 323c/kg, Av 313c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 206c/kg, highest 240c/kg, Av 236c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 270c/kg, highest 295c/kg, Av 288c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 291c/kg, highest 326c/kg, Av 314c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 327c/kg, highest 375c/kg, Av 351c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 372c/kg, highest 381c/kg, Av 378c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 488c/kg, highest 602c/kg, Av 566c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 440c/kg, highest 602c/kg, Av 501c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 398c/kg, highest 454c/kg, Av 425c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 390c/kg, highest 428c/kg, Av 423c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 476c/kg, highest 556c/kg, Av 504c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 435c/kg, highest 546c/kg, Av 497c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 302c/kg, highest 386c/kg, Av 365c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 301c/kg, highest 323c/kg, Av 313c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 404c/kg, highest 526c/kg, Av 451c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 315c/kg, highest 344c/kg, Av 330c/kg
Droughtmaster X Bulls sold by Gibson Partnership of Thargomindah to processors 339.2c/kg, 531kg, $1801.
Hereford Bulls sold by Merawah Poll Herefords P/L of Goondiwindi to processors 322.2c/kg, 1010kg, $3254.
Charolais Cows sold by Gibson Partnership of Thargomindah to processors 323.2c/kg, 666kg, $2155.
Angus X Steers sold by TJ & CS Allen of Dalby to feedlotters 430.2c/kg, 447kg, $1926.
Angus X Steers sold by RH & M Fisher of Crows Nest to feedlotters 430.2c/kg, 395kg, $1699.
Charolais X Steers sold by JM Hammond of Bollon to feedlotters 428.2c/kg, 427kg, $1829.
Angus Steers sold by RJ & AN Ferguson of Chinchilla to exporters 340.2c/kg, 597kg, $2030.
Hereford X Heifers sold by JM Hammond of Bollon to feedlotters 426.2c/kg, 386kg, $1648.
Brangus Heifers sold by HE Pickering of Bell to feedlotters 390.0c/kg, 354kg, $1381.
Charolais Ylg Steers sold by Doug Allen of Peranga to restockers 508.2c/kg, 222kg, $1129.
Santa Ylg Steers sold by Torwood Partners of Kaimkillenbun to backgrounders 470.2c/kg, 294kg, $1383.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by S Sheid of Cooranga North to feedlotters 454.2c/kg, 352kg, $1601.
Brangus Ylg Heifers sold by TJ & A Bradstreet Pastoral Trust of St George to feedlotters 486.2c/kg, 272kg, $1325.
Angus Ylg Heifers sold by PD & JM Pohlmann of Jandowae to restockers 480.2c/kg, 267kg, $1283.
Braford Ylg Heifers sold by VM & GW McNamara of Bell to feedlotters 420.2c/kg, 270kg, $1138.
Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural