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Yarding 4341 Change 669
BUYER attendance was generally good with the return of all major export processors, plus the usual trade and feeder operators, and local and interstate restockers.
Southern restockers were the major buyers in the market, with over 1,000 head purchased by interstate operators, with some going as far south as Victoria.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock were well supplied and continued to improve in price.
Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 9c/kg better in places. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed experience very little change in price.
However most classes of yearling heifers were noticeably dearer, with the largest samples gaining 5c to 16c/kg.
Cows to processors sold to a dearer trend of 4c to 13c/kg. Cows returning to the paddock continued to receive very strong support from local and interstate restockers.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 528.2c, with a large selection averaging 454c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 405c to 412c with isolated sales to 444c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 410.2c to average 390c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 482c to average 464c/kg.
Yearling heifers under 280kg made to 464c to average 434c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged close to the steer portion with most sales making from 393c to 412c with the occasional sale to 434c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 361c and made to 370c/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feed made to 376c to average 346c/kg.
A small selection of bullocks made to 340c/kg.
Plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged from 245c to 258c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 251c and 3 scores 261c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 279c to average 277c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls made 310c/kg.
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A good strong panel of buyers covering all categories. Some heavy bulls and steers had plenty of competition between the live export & processors. Southern orders for the store cattle are still very strong. All categories were dearer by 5c to 12c.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 362c/kg, highest 416c/kg, Av 392c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 339c/kg, highest 368c/kg, Av 361c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 180c/kg, highest 220c/kg, Av 200c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 255c/kg, highest 265c/kg, Av 260c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 270c/kg, highest 279c/kg, Av 277c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 318c/kg, highest 376c/kg, Av 346c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 315c/kg, highest 318c/kg, Av 317c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 448c/kg, highest 516c/kg, Av 480c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 423c/kg, highest 528c/kg, Av 454c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 380c/kg, highest 432c/kg, Av 405c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 376c/kg, highest 410c/kg, Av 389c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 438c/kg, highest 482c/kg, Av 466c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 400c/kg, highest 464c/kg, Av 434c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 362c/kg, highest 416c/kg, Av 392c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 339c/kg, highest 368c/kg, Av 361c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 345c/kg, highest 346c/kg, Av 345c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 255c/kg, highest 310c/kg, Av 289c/kg
Droughtmaster X Bulls sold by Nebrean Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to live export 301.2c/kg, 635kg, $1912.
Santa Bulls sold by Nebrean Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to processors 284.2c/kg, 901kg, $2561
Charolais X Bulls sold by BN, RN & SJ Bolam of Cunnamulla to feedlotters 282.2c/kg, 450kg, $1272
Santa Cows sold by RD, DM & WA Baker of Meandarra to processors 278.2c/kg, 628kg, $1749
Santa X Steers sold by DJ Smith of Windorah sold to feedlotters 391.2c/kg, 350kg, $1369
Charbray Steers sold by IJ & JL Smith of Moola to feedlotters 404.2c/kg, 407kg, $1648
Angus X Steers sold by Greenfields Grazing Pty Ltd of Wandoan to processors 330c/kg, 623kg, $2058
Santa Steers sold by J & A Schonrock of Tara to feedlotters 410.2c/kg, 410kg, $1685
Droughtmaster X Heifers sold by DJ Smith of Windorah to feedlotters 360.2c/kg, 400kg, $1440
Charolais X Heifers sold by Newsham & Co of Cunnamulla to feedlotters 368.2c/kg, 430kg, $1583
Brangus Ylg Bulls sold by BN, RN & SJ Bolam of Cunnamulla to restockers 398.2c/kg, 279kg, $1112
Angus X Ylg Steers sold by JD, DJ, SG & JM Paynter of Goondiwindi to restockers 464.2c/kg, 235/kg, $1090
Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by Merle Patch of Kumbia to restockers 498.2c/kg, 195kg, $971
Santa X Ylg Heifers sold by DJ Smith of Windorah to feedlotters 402.2c/kg, 306kg, $1231
Santa X Ylg Heifers sold by J & A Schonrock of Tara to restockers 469.2c/kg, 128kg, $603
Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural