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Yarding 5031 Change -1236
Cattle were drawn from a wide area with 1570 from far Western Queensland and 160 from NSW and 171 head from South Australia.
Export buyer attendance was not as good as the previous sale, however a large panel of feeder buyers were operating along with some restockers.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock could not maintain the levels of the previous sale and lost 5c to 10c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 2c to 5c and the largest sample of heavy weights to feed averaged 3c/kg better.
Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged 15c to 22c/kg cheaper, however some of the losses could be attributed to the quality penned. The better end of the medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 2c less, while a poor condition lines averaged 15c/kg cheaper.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks generally sold to firm demand. However, cows sold to a cheaper trend to lose 3c to 9c/kg. A large supply of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 302c and made to 336.2c, while poor quality lines mostly sold around 250c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 324.2c, with most around 309c to 313c/kg. The largest sample of heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 322.2c to average 311c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers made to 274.2c to average 254c, and poor quality lines averaged 228c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 272c and the better lines made to 305.2c to average 281c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 313.2c to average 309c, and the bullock portion made to 315c to average 311c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 210c and made to 220c, while the best of the medium weights made to 248.2c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows averaged 251c, with a few sales to 259.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 265.2c/kg
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Numbers were down by 1236. A large amount of smaller cattle yarded saw an increase in feeder buyers as well as restockers. Some of the cattle yarded were from Moree, Hebel, Meandarra, Moonie, Chinchilla, Kingaroy as well as surrounding areas. Jack Biddle and Tim O’Dwyer, GDL Dalby
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 206.2c/kg, highest 293.2c/kg, Av 276.3c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 277.2c/kg, highest 307.2c/kg, Av 292.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 130.3c/kg, highest 166.2c/kg, Av 153.3c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 170c/kg, highest 248.2c/kg, Av 228.4c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 223.2c/kg, highest 259.2c/kg, Av 230.1c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 224.2c/kg, highest 292.2c/kg, Av 284.2c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 276.2c/kg, highest 313.2c/kg, Av 295.2c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 180c/kg, highest 336.2c/kg, Av 302.5c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 216.2c/kg, highest 324.2c/kg, Av 292c/kg
Feeder Steers 400kg+ – lowest 262.2c/kg, highest 322.2c/kg, Av 304.9c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 180c/kg, highest 274.2c/kg, Av 253.7c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 180c/kg, highest 305.2c/kg, Av 277.6c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – lowest 272.2c/kg, highest 292.2c/kg, Av 286.9c/kg
EU Charolais steers sold by A & N Cass of Guluguba to processors 320.2c, 484kg, $1550
Droughtmaster bulls sold by Sunnyside Past. Co (QLD) P/L of Wandoan to processors 245.2c, 910kg, $2231
Young Droughtmaster bulls sold by AJ & SJ Wenham of Meandarra to feedlotters 292.2c, 485kg, $1419
Santa X bullocks sold by Gibson Partnership to processors 315c, 629kg, $1982
Droughtmaster X young bullocks sold by AT & SM Billsborough of Tara to processors 305c, 513kg, $1564
Charolais X cows sold by Gibson Partnership to processors 259.2c, 618kg, $1601
Simmental X heavy heifers sold by DRD Pastoral of Wandoan to processors 307.2c, 605kg, $1861
Charolais feeder steers sold by Southwest Grazing of Tara to feedlotters 323c, 427kg, $1379
Santa X feeder steers sold by Astaline P/L of Windorah to feedlotters 306c, 405kg, $1242
Santa X feeder heifers sold by Undaban Past. Co of Tara to re-stockers 304.2c, 307kg, $936
Droughtmaster heavy weaner steers sold by R & W Groves of Windorah to re-stockers 307.2c, 305kg, $936
Brangus light weaner steers sold by Morcott Partnership of Moree to re-stockers 310c, 191kg, $594
Droughtmaster heavy weaner heifers sold by Mt Playfair Cattle Co of Charleville to feedlotters 250.2c, 279kg, $698
Brangus light weaner heifers sold by Morcott Partnership of Moree to backgrounders 274.2c, 251kg, $690
Source: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long