Yarding 3223 Change -1327
The usual panel of export buyers was present and operating, plus the regular feeder buyers. The large panel of restockers once again included some interstate buyers. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 18c/kg better. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed also lifted in price to average 10c to 18c/kg dearer.
Light weight yearling heifers improved in price by 6c/kg. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed were firm to dearer. The better end of the cows to processors averaged 3c to 4c/kg less, against the large losses experienced the previous week. However plain condition cows to processors sold to solid demand. Yearling steers under 200kg made to 466.2c to average 439c/kg. A large selection of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock average 438c and made to 458.2c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 432c, to average from 404c to 408c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to an isolated 438.2c to average 390c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background average 384c and made to 434c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market made to 400c to average in the high 370c/kg range. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 362c and made to 378c/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feed made to 373c with a large sample averaging 363c/kg. Medium weight two score cows to restockers averaged 248c and made to 253c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 250c, and 3 scores 264c/kg. A fair sample of good heavy cows averaged 284c and made to 294.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 318c/kg.
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Strong panel of buyers present today which saw market on export cattle hold firm to slightly dearer. Weaner cattle sold to a lot dearer market.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 331c/kg, highest 378c/kg, Av 361c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 292c/kg, highest 328c/kg, Av 323c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 240c/kg, highest 263c/kg, Av 245c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 260c/kg, highest 269c/kg, Av 264c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 270c/kg, highest 294c/kg, Av 283c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 320c/kg, highest 373c/kg, Av 362c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 291c/kg, highest 336c/kg, Av 294c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 390c/kg, highest 466c/kg, Av 439c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 391c/kg, highest 458c/kg, Av 437c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 315c/kg, highest 428c/kg, Av 403c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 365c/kg, highest 438c/kg, Av 390c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 352c/kg, highest 434c/kg, Av 394c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 348c/kg, highest 434c/kg, Av 384c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 372c/kg, highest 394c/kg, Av 378c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 331c/kg, highest 378c/kg, Av 361c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 328c/kg, highest 358c/kg, Av 350c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 281c/kg, highest 318c/kg, Av 296c/kg
Simmental Bulls sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 318.2c/kg, 790kg, $2513.
Hereford Cows sold by WC Lowien of Kaimkillenbun to processors 276.2c/kg, 777kg, $2147.
Charolais X Cows sold by Gibson Partnership of Dalby to processors 294.2c/kg, 586kg, $1725.
Angus & Angus Steers sold by AR & KD Mills of Adavale to feedlotters 416.2c/kg, 393kg, $1635.
Santa Steers sold by PG & JM Thornton of Wandoan to feedlotters 402.2c/kg, 389kg, $1566.
Charolais X Steers sold by IJ & JL Smith of Dalby to feedlotters 389.2c/kg, 440kg, $1712.
Santa X Heifers sold by SJ & MJ Power of Glenmorgan to processors 328.2c/kg, 495kg, $1624.
Santa Yearling Steers sold by MR Harley & DB Kath of Kingaroy to backgrounders 448.2c/kg, 246kg, $1104.
Brangus Yearling Steers sold by Preema Partnership of Murgon to backgrounders 440.0c/kg, 200kg, $882.
Angus & Angus Yearling Steers sold by AR & KD Mills of Adavale to backgrounders 426.2c/kg, 362kg, $1544.
Angus & Angus Yearling Steers sold by AR & KD Mills of Adavale to backgrounders 426.2c/kg, 336kg, $1432.
Santa Yearling Heifers sold by LN & TL Wilson of Tara to backgrounders 392.2c/kg, 213kg, $836.
Charolais X Yearling Heifers sold by RG & HJ Johnston of Jondaryan to feedlotters 400.2c/kg, 341kg, $1366.
Angus & Angus Yearling Heifers sold by TP & N Hughes of Meandarra to backgrounders 410.0c/kg, 196kg, $806.
Brangus Yearling Heifers sold by Preema Partnership of Murgon to backgrounders 412.2c/kg, 176kg, $727.
Charolais X Yearling Heifers sold by AJ & KA Curtis of Goondiwindi to backgrounders 396.2c/kg, 253kg, $1004.
Sources: Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural