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Yarding 3366 Change 1111
A fair panel of export buyers was present, however in line with most other markets one major export processor was absent from the buying panel.
The regular feed trade buyers were in attendance and active, plus a good line up of restockers.
Local and interstate restockers provided much stronger support across the light weight lines of yearling steers and heifers and lifted average prices by 11c to 16c/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 12c to 18c/kg better. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 2c/kg.
Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed generally sold to a stronger market. However most classes of cows to export processors sold to a cheaper trend with losses of 13c to 16c/kg, while cows returning to the paddock experienced fair demand for the quality penned.
Yearling steers under 200kg made to a top of 556.2c to average 483c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg averaged 464c and made to 514.2c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 404c to 419c with occasional sales to 450c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 400c to average 384c/kg.
Yearling heifers under 200kg were well supplied and averaged 434c and made to 464c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg averaged 430c and made to 466.2c with one consignment of 280 head purchased by interstate restockers at an average of 446.2c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 390c to 402c and made to 411.2c/kg. A few medium weights to the trade made to 414.2c/kg.
Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 267c and made to 280c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 253c and 3 scores 266c/kg. Good heavy cows averaged 278c with sales to 285c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to 291c/kg.
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A good attendance of buyers. Store cattle still rising 10c to 15c per week. Most categories dearer to firm except cows which were 10c to 15c cheaper.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 340c/kg, highest 372c/kg, Av 349c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 276c/kg, highest 290c/kg, Av 283c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 212c/kg, highest 261c/kg, Av 218c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 247c/kg, highest 280c/kg, Av 267c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 275c/kg, highest 285c/kg, Av 278c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 327c/kg, highest 364c/kg, Av 344c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 306c/kg, highest 330c/kg, Av 310c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 400c/kg, highest 556c/kg, Av 482c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 414c/kg, highest 514c/kg, Av 463c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 376c/kg, highest 450c/kg, Av 404c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 371c/kg, highest 400c/kg, Av 384c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 410c/kg, highest 464c/kg, Av 434c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 375c/kg, highest 466c/kg, Av 430c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 365c/kg, highest 406c/kg, Av 390c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 365c/kg, highest 406c/kg, Av 390c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 371c/kg, highest 446c/kg, Av 394c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 270c/kg, highest 291c/kg, Av 280c/kg
Simmental Bulls sold by DWJ & JC Bradshaw of Wandoan to processors 320.2c/kg, 546kg, $1748.
Droughtmaster Bulls sold by Westcor Constructions Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to feedlotters 342.2c/kg, 422kg, $1445.
Droughtmaster X Cows sold by Kurrawa Farming of Moonie to processors 285.2c/kg, 678kg, $1935.
Santa Steers sold by J & A Schonrock of Tara to feedlotters 408.2c/kg, 392kg, $1600.
Santa X Steers sold by JC & JM Phipps of Taroom to feedlotters 384.2c/kg, 433kg, $1665.
Angus & Angus Steers sold by Brewer Boys Farming of Bell to processors 380.2c/kg, 585kg, $2224.
Charolais Heifers sold by TJ & CS Allen of Dalby to feedlotters 335.2c/kg, 497kg, $1667.
Charolais X Heifers sold by RG & AT Todd of Cunnamulla to feedlotters 320.0c/kg, 510kg, $1632.
Simmental Yearling Steers sold by R McLean of Kingaroy to restockers 464.2c/kg, 244kg, $1133.
Angus & Angus Yearling Steers sold by GD & JA Ogden of Texas to restockers 406.2c/kg, 376kg, $1529.
Hereford X Yearling Steers sold by Lambert Pastoral Co of Charleville to restockers 508.2c/kg, 139kg, $707.
Simmental X Yearling Steers sold by D & S Bauer of Kingaroy to restockers 474.2c/kg, 256kg, $1217.
Simmental Yearling Bulls sold by R McLean of Kingaroy to restockers 440.2c/kg, 242kg, $1067.
Simmental X Yearling Heifers sold by D & S Bauer of Kingaroy to restockers 420.0c/kg, 247kg, $1039.
Charolais X Yearling Heifers sold by RG & AT Todd of Cunnamulla to restockers 466.2/kg, 192kg, $897.
Simmental Yearling Heifers sold by R McLean of Kingaroy to restockers 440.0c/kg, 211kg, $929.
Sources: Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural