Video report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird
Yarding 4440 Change -275
Cattle numbers experienced a small decline of 275 head and the trend of young cattle in the largest numbers continued.
A fair group of buyers was present, however some of the exporters of the previous week were absent.
Most classes of feed and export slaughter lines sold to a cheaper market. Restockers were very selective on the lightweight yearling steers with only well-bred lines in demand while the remainder averaged 10c/kg less.
However, a lift in the quality of the light weight yearling heifers to restockers went against this trend to average 8c/kg better.
Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 3c to 7c/kg cheaper. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 8c/kg easier. Heavy grown steers and bullocks sold from 13c to 17c/kg cheaper. Good heavy cows lost 12c/kg while plain condition cows sold close to the previous week’s level.
Steer calves made to 408.2c with a good sample of mixed sex calves selling for 362c/kg. A large selection of light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock for an average of 351c with isolated sales to 400.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 327c and made to 338.2c and lesser quality lines sold for 298c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 323.2c to average 310c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied to average 306c with some well-bred lines reaching 330.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 296c and made to 320c/kg.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged close to 280c with sales to 286.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 208c and the 3 scores 215c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 230c on a couple of occasions, to average 224c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 272.2c/kg.
Grant Daniel Long report:
Light weight yearling heifers made up to 330c, heavy cows to 223c and bullocks to 230c. Yearling heifers and steers were 3-7c less than last week and light steer calves made up to 408c with medium to light steers holding firm. Most of the processors were in good attendance and we had some good lines of cattle starting to come off oats.
Crossbred Steers of Bell sold to Feedlotters 332.2c, 351kg, average $1168
Charbray Steers of Dalby sold to Processors 281.2c, 737kg, average $2072
Charolais X Steers of Dalby sold to Processors 285.2c, 681kg, average $1944
Angus Heifers of St George sold to Feedlotters 308.2c, 256kg, average $791
Angus Steers of St George sold to Feedlotters 334.2c, 313kg, average $1048
Angus X Heifers of St George sold to Feedlotters 286.2c, 352kg, average $1008
Angus Cows & Calves of St George sold to Re-Stockers to average $1520
Simmental X Steers of Kingaroy sold to Re-Stockers 347.2c, 305kg, average $1061
Simmental X Heifers of Peranga sold to Re-Stockers 294.2c, 260kg, average $767
Santa X Cows of Weengallon sold to Processors 225.0c, 513kg, average $1155
Charolais X Cows of Weengallon sold to Re-Stockers 212.2c, 358kg, average $759
Ylg Santa Bulls of Chinchilla sold to Feedlotters 290.2c, 472kg, average $1371
Santa Bulls of Chinchilla sold to Processors 251.2c, 920kg, average $2311
Angus Bulls of Millmerran sold to Processors 244.2c, 975kg, average $2380
Angus X Steers of Tallwood sold to Processors 271.2c, 536kg, average $1454
Santa X Cows of Tallwood sold to Processors 220.2c, 698kg, average $1538
Charolais Cows Bulls of Chinchilla sold to Processors 227.2c, 549kg, average $1247
Angus X Steers of Tara sold to Re-Stockers 336.2c, 318kg, average $1070
Santa Cows of Taroom sold to Processors 228.2c, 698kg, average $1592
Santa Bulls of Taroom sold to Processors 259.2c, 930kg, average $2410
Santa Bulls of Taroom sold to Processors 247.2c, 1130kg, average $2793
Limousin X Steers of Bungunyah sold to Feedlotters 348.2c, 250kg, average $870
Limousin X Heifers of Bungunyah sold to Re-Stockers 310.0c, 245kg, average $761
D/Master X Cows of Bungunyah sold to Processors 224.2c, 638kg, average $1430
Angus Cows of Moonie sold to Processors 223.2c, 622kg, average $1389
Angus X Heifers of Kingaroy sold to Processors 264.2c, 595kg, average $1571
D/Master X Cows of Bell sold to Processors 220.2c, 576kg, average $1268
Santa X Cows of Bell sold to Re-Stockers 218.0c, 482kg, average $1050
Santa Bulls of Bell sold to Processors 256.2c, 905kg, average $2318
Santa X Stags of Dirranbandi sold to Feedlotters 286.2c, 381kg, average $1092
Santa X Cows of Dirranbandi sold to Processors 226.2c, 655kg, average $1481
Santa X Heifers of St George sold to Feedlotters 296.2c, 276kg, average $819
Angus X Steers of St George sold to Feedlotters 354.2c, 302kg, average $1071
Santa Steers of St George sold to Feedlotters 330.2c, 400kg, average $1320
Brahman Steers of Chinchilla sold to Processors 272.2c, 572kg, average $1558
Brahman Cows of Chinchilla sold to Processors 225.2c, 539kg, average $1214
Angus Steers of Mungindi sold to Re-Stockers 356.2c, 335kg, average $1193
Angus X Heifers of Mungindi sold to Feedlotters 310.0c, 229kg, average $711
Santa Cows of Wandoan sold to Processors 225c, 714kg, average $1606
Source: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Ray White Eastern Rural