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Yarding 3672 Change 726
A fair panel of buyers was present and operating, however one major export processor remains absent from the buying panel.
Local and interstate restocker buyers were very active in the market, with the vast majority of the young cattle purchased by interstate buyers.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the padlock averaged 7c/kg better. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed generally sold to strong demand.
Light weight yearling heifers experience strong support for the quality penned. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers experience very little change in price.
Most classes of cows were generally cheaper, with cows to processors 7c to 14c/kg less, however plan condition lines returning to the paddock exceeded the prices paid for processor classes.
Yearling steers under 200kg made to 560.2c to average 480c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg averaged 450c and made to 524c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 396c to 421c, with isolated sales to 440c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 412.2c to average 390c/kg. A handful of heavy weight yearling steers to the trade made to 406c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 498c, to average 419c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed made to 414c, to average from 376c to 407c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 241c, and 3 scores averaged 257c/kg. Heavy weight 3 and 4 score cows averaged 261c and 265c respectively with sales to 269c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 260c, and heavy weights to restockers topped at 272c to average 267c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls to processors made to 292c, with one bull returning to the paddock reaching 376.2c/kg
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Some good lines of yearling cattle in forward condition sold well with a good panel of buyers all round.
Good support from southern buyers again this week saw the restocker market hold firm to dearer.
Export cows eased about 15c in most lines, with store cows making up to 272c and best heavy cows making 268c.
Heavy Brahman cross steers avg 550kg with a full mouth made 320c.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 328c/kg, highest 342c/kg, Av 334c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 323c/kg, highest 344c/kg, Av 333c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 210c/kg, highest 237c/kg, Av 223c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 236c/kg, highest 264c/kg, Av 260c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 253c/kg, highest 267c/kg, Av 260c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 270c/kg, highest 331c/kg, Av 286c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 314c/kg, highest 328c/kg, Av 323c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 440c/kg, highest 560c/kg, Av 480c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 416c/kg, highest 524c/kg, Av 450c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 384c/kg, highest 425c/kg, Av 396c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 372c/kg, highest 412c/kg, Av 490c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 370c/kg, highest 472c/kg, Av 429c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 325c/kg, highest 396c/kg, Av 347c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 366c/kg, highest 408c/kg, Av 376c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 323c/kg, highest 344c/kg, Av 333c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 260c/kg, highest 350c/kg, Av 334c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 263c/kg, highest 292c/kg, Av 274c/kg
Brahman Bulls sold by AWP, RA & JC Sorley of Bell to feedlotters 356.2c/kg, 335kg, $1193.
Simmental Bulls sold by JM Allan & Sons P/L of Blackall to processors 284.2c/kg, 775kg, $2202.
Angus X Cows sold by G Williamson of Jondaryan to processors 310.2c/kg, 705kg, $2186.
Simmental Cows sold by JM Allan & Sons P/L of Blackall to processors 266.2c/kg, 669kg, $1781.
Santa X Steers sold by DJ Smith of Windorah to feedlotters 384.2c/kg, 374kg, $1439.
Santa X Steers sold by DJ Smith of Windorah to feedlotters 406.2c/kg, 324kg, $1319.
Brahman Heifers sold by MF & AHM Rayner of St George to processors 336.2c/kg, 380kg, $1278.
Santa X Ylg Steers sold by Thompson Business Trust of Dalby to feedlotters 400.0c/kg, 396kg, $1584.
Santa X Ylg Steers sold by G Crumpton & Sons of Kingaroy to restockers 442.2c/kg, 281kg, $1246.
Droughtmaster X Ylg Steers sold by MT & RM Welch of Kingaroy to restockers 442.2c/kg, 255kg, $1129.
Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by Hindman Family Trust of Jackson to feedlotters 410.2c/kg, 325kg, $1334.
Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by SK & AK Cullen of Maidenwell to restockers 472.2c/kg, 172kg, $813.
Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural