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Yarding 3487 Change -1522
Buyer attendance was good with all the major exporters in the market and operating. Prices improved for a number of classes with cows, heavy grown steers and bullocks receiving the largest gains.
A fairly large selection of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock experienced only quality related price changes, however medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 7c/kg better.
A relatively small selection of heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 5c/kg dearer. A better quality line up of light weight yearling heifers improved in price, and medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed also sold to a dearer trend. A small number of heavy grown steers and bullocks lifted in price by 28c to 35c/kg. The large selection of cows was dominated by good heavy cows, and average prices improved by 16c to 28c and over 30c/kg in places. A pen of steer calves made to 326.2c with most around 285c and heifer calves made to 248.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 310c to average 279c and poor quality lines averaged 247c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 289.2c with the largest numbers around 272c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 288.2c to average 280c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers made to the occasional 246c to average 222c/kg. The largest sample of medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 238c with some to 268.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 263c with one large consignment reaching 272.2c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 286c and made to 292.2, while a few bullocks made to 297.2c to average 293c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 174c, and the best of the medium weights made to 240.2c to average 229c/kg. A large number of good heavy cows mostly sold around 236c, with sales to 240.2c/kg in pen lots. Heavy bulls made to 244.2c/kg.
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Grant Daniel Long report
With the talk of hopefully rain in February, the market saw a jump in price from the export cattle right through to the light weaner heifers.
Cows improved up to 15c, with top cows making 240c. Young bullocks made up to 298.2c & bulls 238.2c. Top quality weaner steers made 300c, with the heifer market from 180 to 245c. – Tim O’Dwyer, GDL, Dalby
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 150c/kg, highest 268.2c/kg, Av 238.7c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 182.2c/kg, highest 272.2c/kg, Av 263.5c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 130c/kg, highest 166.2c/kg, Av 156.1c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 120c/kg, highest 240.2c/kg, Av 229.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 181.2c/kg, highest 240.2c/kg, Av 235.8c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 222.2c/kg, highest 229c/kg, Av 227.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 170c/kg, highest 297.2c/kg, Av 239.4c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 188.2c/kg, highest 310c/kg, Av 279.4c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 112.2c/kg, highest 289.2c/kg, Av 272.5c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 245.2c/kg, highest 288.2c/kg, Av 281.3c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 150c/kg, highest 246.2c/kg, Av 222.6c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 192.2c/kg, highest 268.2c/kg, Av 238.7c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 182.2c/kg, highest 272.2c/kg, Av 263.5c/kg
Brahman steers sold by Abarue Pty Ltd of Dirranbandi to processors 280c, 735kg, $2058
Brangus steers sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Durong to processors 297.2c, 631kg, $1875
Santa steers sold by J & MH Hetterington of The Gums to feedlotters 299.2c, 420kg, $1258
Braford ylg bulls sold by DJ & MM McNamara of Bell to feedlotters 256.2c, 402kg, $1031
Santa ylg bulls sold by LM Winter of Kingaroy to processors 238.2c, 825kg, $1965
Santa X cows sold by Buckinbah Stud of St George to processors 235.2c, 599kg, $1409
Santa X heifers sold by Abarue Pty Ltd of Dirranbandi to processors 270c, 589kg, $1590
D/Master steers sold by La Plata Grazing Co of Blackall to re-stockers 278.2c, 321kg, $894
Light D/Master steers sold by La Plata Grazing Co of Blackall to re-stockers 300c, 226kg, $678
Charolais X heifers sold by RT & SL Schwennesen of Yuleba to re-stockers 246.2c, 249kg, $614
Source: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long