Yarding 4043 Changb -1284
Wide spread rain in some of the Western areas restricted some movements of cattle, although there were consignments from the Channel country, resulting in a smaller yarding of 4,043 head, down by 1,284. Yearlings were well supplied, while bullocks and cow numbers were down. Quality was fairly good with some good runs of well-bred cattle suitable for feeders and backgrounders, and local restockers were also active in the market.
The market was generally strong with medium weight feeder steers selling 10c dearer, topping at 334c, to average 319c, and heavy feeder steers averaged at 315c/kg. Feeder heifers were 5c dearer, topping at 313c, to average 300c/kg. Light yearling cattle continued to meet keen restocker demand with light restocker yearling steers selling from 280c to 364c, and light restocker yearling heifers ranged from 270c to 358c/kg.
The export cattle were made up of a fair yarding of bullocks and steers and a smaller penning of cows. Quality was mixed with several pens of well finished steers and bullocks offered. There was a mixed yarding of cows consisting of some heavy consignments, and a fair number of light and medium weight cows. Bullocks were down by 3c to average 201c, while heavy steers were 10c cheaper to average 288c/kg. Heifers were 3c dearer and sold to 285c/kg. The cow market saw medium weights hold firm to average 232c, however heavy cows were down by 7c and sold to 246c to average 240c/kg.
Grant Daniel Long report:
Numbers were down on the previous week by 1,300 head. There were some very good lines of cows, bullocks. Good lines of heavy and light feeder steers. A big percentage of feeder steers were in a forward condition. The market was firm to dearer from export right thru to re-stockers.
Heifiers up to 440kg – Low 270c/kg, High 312c/kg, Av 297c/kg
Heifers over 440kg – Low 294c/kg, High 299c/kg, Av 297c/kg
Cows up to 440kg – Low 190c/kg, High 222c/kg, Av 198.5c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Low 220c/kg, High 238c/kg, Av 233c/kg
Cows over 500kg –Low 237c/kg, high 246c/kg, Av 251.2c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – low 284c/kg, high 312.2c/kg, Av 300.2c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – low 270c/kg, high 301.2c/kg, Av 289.2c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – low 300c/kg, high 364c/kg, Av 343c/kg
Steers 320kg to 400kg – low 302c/kg, high 334c/kg, Av 315c/kg
Steers over 400kg – low 276c/kg, high 315c/kg, Av 297c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – low 298.2c/kg, high 324c/kg, Av 311.8c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – low 244c/kg, high 358.2c/kg, Av 302c/kg
Heifers over 370kg – low 297c/kg, high 312c/kg, Av 297.7c/kg
Yonga Pty Ltd of Wandoan sold Santa X steers 340.2c/kg, 392kg AV $1335
JI & LC Noller of Greenmount sold Charolais cows to processors 251.2c/kg, 719kg, AV $1807 & Charolais heifers 304.2c/kg, 481kg AV $1463
Greenup P/L of Kumbia sold Santa steers to re-stockers 416.2c/kg, 236kg AV $984
Source: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long