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Buyer attendance was generally good with all the usual export processors present and active.
The regular feed and trade buyers were also in attendance, plus increased restocker support from interstate.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 4c to 14c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market also increased in price by 4c to 13c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 5c/kg dearer.
Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock shared in the rising trend with improvements of 4c to 14c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged 12c better and over 20c/kg in places. All classes of cows sold to stronger demand with improvements of 3c to 11c/kg.
Yearling steers under 200kg made to 476.2c to average 462c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg averaged 446c with sales to 462c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 393c to 424c and sold to 446c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 402.2c with a fair sample averaging 390c/kg.
A couple of heavy weight yearling steers sold the trade at 396.2 and returned $2,219/head.
Yearling heifers under 200kg made to 450c with a large selection averaging 423c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg average 410c and made to 444c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 384c to 402c with sales to 420c/kg.
A small selection of bullocks averaged 338c and made to 349c/kg. Plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 262c, and some better condition lines made to 294.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 262c and made to 271c, and the 3 scores averaged 275c/kg.
Good heavy weight cows averaged 300c, with the occasional sale to 310c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 343.2c/kg.
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Good attendance of processors, feedlotters and restockers today with increased support from NSW. All categories approx. 5c to 14c dearer. Yearling heifers were in demand due to short supply of numbers with an increase of 14c to 20c.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 353c/kg, highest 357c/kg, Av 355c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 290c/kg, highest 338c/kg, Av 307c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 250c/kg, highest 260c/kg, Av 252c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 268c/kg, highest 278c/kg, Av 274c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 282c/kg, highest 309c/kg, Av 300c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 325c/kg, highest 372c/kg, Av 344c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 334c/kg, highest 348c/kg, Av 338c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 414c/kg, highest 476c/kg, Av 462c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 426c/kg, highest 462c/kg, Av 446c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 388c/kg, highest 446c/kg, Av 424c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 384c/kg, highest 402c/kg, Av 389c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 382c/kg, highest 450c/kg, Av 422c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 374c/kg, highest 444c/kg, Av 409c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 355c/kg, highest 396c/kg, Av 384c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 353c/kg, highest 370c/kg, Av 338c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 322c/kg, highest 422c/kg, Av 392c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 278c/kg, highest 336c/kg, Av 300c/kg
Santa Bulls sold by Bridle Holdings of Meandarra to feedlotters 346.2c/kg, 492kg, $1703.
Charbray Bulls sold by HJT Family Trust of Wandoan to processors 336.2c/kg, 930kg, $3126.
Brangus Cows sold by BP & MD Jackson of Bell to processors 297.2c/kg, 585kg, $1741.
Limousin X Steers sold by Whispering Pines Cattle Co of Bell to processors 396.2c/kg, 560kg, $2218.
Hereford Steers sold by CA Hauff & Son of Blackall to feedlotters 392.2c/kg, 458kg, 1796.
Hereford Yearling Steers sold by Glenleigh Pastoral Holdings of Taroom to restockers 469.2c/kg, 226kg, $1063.
Charolais X Yearling Heifers sold by AT & SM Billsborough of Moonie to restockers 420.0c/kg, 265kg, $1113.
Angus X Yearling Heifers sold by Larboat Pty Ltd of Millmerran to feedlotters 410.2c/kg, 311kg, $1277.
Sources: Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural