Yarding 2951 Change 513
Export buyer attendance was good with the return of one major export processor plus the regular feed and trade buyers and a large line up of local and interstate restockers.
Prices generally improved across a number of classes.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged over 40c/kg better.
Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market improved by 15c to 44c, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 37c/kg. All classes of yearling heifers sold to a dearer trend with improvements of 23c to 48c/kg fairly common.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors also sold to a dearer market.
Plain condition heavy weight PTIC cows were noticeably dearer and good heavy weight cows to export processors lifted in price by 16c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 678c with a large sample averaging 595c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 525c to 556c with the occasional sale to 590c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 548c with the largest numbers making 497c/kg.
Well-bred light weight yearling heifers sold close to the steer portion at 676c with a good sample averaging 552c/kg.
Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 504c to 513c with sales to 544c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 505c to average 469c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers to feed made to 440c to average from 413c to 416c/kg. Heavy grown steers to feed averaged 400c/kg. A handful of heavy grown steers to the wholesale meat trade made to 410c/kg.
A few bullocks to export processors made to 394c to average 388c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 308c and the PTIC heavy weights made to a top of 428c to average 389c/kg.
Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to a top of 335c with a large selection averaging 326c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls to export processors made to 348c, and one bull found a new home at 358c/kg.
Market Reporter: Trevor Hess
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Grant Daniel Long report
Increase in numbers this week with a full panel of buyers plus a Victorian processor a losing bidder on some of the heavy export cattle. Cows making 333c, heavy feeder steers 400kg making over 500c. Hereford cows VGQ young PTIC 4mths & over to local restockers made 428c/kg, 601kg, $2,576.
A very strong solid market from start to finish.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 418c/kg, highest 505c/kg, Av 468.9c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 396c/kg, highest 456c/kg, Av 415.6c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 250c/kg, highest 297c/kg, Av 273.5c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 280/kg, highest 315c/kg, Av 308.3c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 310c/kg, highest 335c/kg, Av 326.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 360c/kg, highest 440c/kg, Av 400c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 356c/kg, highest 410.2c/kg, Av 383.1c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 512c/kg, highest 652c/kg, Av 582c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 510c/kg, highest 678.2c/kg, Av 594.9c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 476c/kg, highest 618c/kg, Av 555c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 470c/kg, highest 582.2c/kg, Av 563c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 450c/kg, highest 548c/kg, Av 497.5c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 478c/kg, highest 550c/kg, Av 514c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 454c/kg, highest 676c/kg, Av 552.2c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 456c/kg, highest 544c/kg, Av 513.1c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 442c/kg, highest 520c/kg, Av 503.9c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 418c/kg, highest 505c/kg, Av 468.9c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 418c/kg, highest 470c/kg, Av 438c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest 305c/kg, highest 348c/kg, Av 323.9c/kg
Angus Bulls sold by Mirage Land & Water Co of Cunnamulla to processors 330c/kg, 915kg, $3019.
Angus Bulls sold by PR Loughlin Pty Ltd of Jondaryan to feedlotters 410.2c/kg, 557kg, $2286.
Charolais X Cows sold by Davemac Enterprises of The Gums to restockers 315c/kg, 533kg, $1680.
Brahman Cows sold by RJG & CM Hicks of Taroom to processors 333c/kg, 652kg, $2175.
Hereford PTIC Cows sold by Twyford Pastoral Co of Tara to restockers 428.2c/kg, 601kg, $2576.
Santa X Steers sold by BD & GR Ehrlich of Taroom to feedlotters 514.2c/kg, 425kg, $2185.
Angus X Steers sold by TJ & CS Allen of Dalby to restockers 500.2c/kg, 452kg, $2264.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by DJ Smith of Windorah to feedlotters 502.2c/kg, 389kg, $1955.
Santa Heifers sold by RD Baker of Meandarra to processor 380.2c/kg, 615kg, $2338.
Angus X Heifers sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 418.2c/kg, 511kg, $2138.
Santa X Ylg Steers sold by BD & GR Ehrlich of Taroom to feedlotters 530.2c/kg, 371kg, $1970.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by VN & LF Coleborn of Miles to restockers 636.2c/kg, 260kg, $1654.
Angus Ylg Heifers sold by VN & LF Coleborn of Miles to restockers 672.2c/kg, 256kg, $1724.
Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural