Yarding 6000 Change 1472
Included in the line-up was a larger number of drought affected classes.
Cattle were drawn from a wide area of the state as well as some from the Northern Territory.
Buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week and similar to other markets most were operating very selectively.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock lost 14c and the lesser quality lines averaged 21c/kg cheaper. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 14c less and heavy weights to feed lost 17c/kg. However the better end of the light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background went against this trend to average 6c/kg better.
Cows to export slaughter improved by 5c to 9c/kg compared to the same sale the previous week.
Steer calves returning to the paddock mostly sold around 253c with some to 286.2c and heifer calves reached 220.2c to average 195c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 266c with some to 286.2c and the poor quality lines averaged 220c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 262c and made to 272.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed made to 266.2c with most around 262c/kg.
The better end of the light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 238.2c with a large sample averaging 218c/kg.
Drought affected lines averaged from 134c to 150c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 230c and D muscle lines generally sold around 190c/kg. Grown steers in the 400-500kg range to feed made to 216.2c to average 212c/kg. Drought affected light weight cows averaged 70c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 171c and the best of the medium weights made to 210.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 218.2c to average 209c/kg
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 286c/kg and averaged 249c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 286c/kg and averaged 254c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 286c/kg and averaged 237c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 272c/kg and averaged 225c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 266c/kg and averaging 247c/kg. Cows and calves hit $750/unit.
Maranoa Downs Grazing Co, Ravenscourt, Mitchell sold Cross breed steers to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $807 to average $704. The Cross breed heifers sold to 226c/kg, reaching a top of $593 to average $542.
Yamburgan Pastoral Co, Yamburgan, Dirranbandi sold Angus steers to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $785 to average $574.
TC & MB Busiko, Ross Creek, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $929 to average $694.
Bailey Properties, Paradise Downs, Blackall sold Charolais steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $924 to average $795. The Charbray cross heifers sold to 230c/kg, reaching a top of $706 to average $599.
S & L Reiser, Tocal, Mitchell sold Charolais steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $761 to average $761.
RH & RJ West, Roleen, Wallumbilla sold Santa cross steers to 272c/kg, reaching a top of $1,143 to average $1,043.
BL & MF Scott, Waroona, Longreach sold Santa cross steers to 266c/kg, reaching a top of $844 to average $671. The Santa cross heifers sold to 226c/kg, reaching a top of $658 to average $519.
Dalwai Holdings, Gracemere, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 264c/kg, reaching a top of $915 to average $658. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold to 224c/kg, reaching a top of $612 to average $534.
LT & ML Price, Mt Hope, Wallumbilla sold Droughtmaster steers to 263c/kg, reaching a top of $1,235 to average $1,178.
S Wraight, Westmore, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 262c/kg, reaching a top of $533 to average $533.
HD & NJ Nelder, Khyber, Augathella sold Santa steers to 260c/kg, reaching a top of $423 to average $423.
P & M Brennan, For Far, Mitchell sold Brahman cross steers to 254c/kg, reaching a top of $1,104 to average $638.
Cargara Cattle Co, Cargara, Augathella sold Braford steers to 250c/kg, reaching a top of $679 to average $560.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 238c/kg and averaged 188c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 232c/kg and averaged 207c/kg.
Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 230c/kg, averaging 183c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 212c/kg, averaging 193c/kg.
Cooma Cattle Co, Cooma, Surat sold Droughtmaster heifers to 228c/kg, reaching a top of $596 to average $532.
BM & ND Bauer, Arlington, Augathella sold Simmental cross heifers to 226c/kg, reaching a top of $608 to average $608.
WJ & PM Anderson, Sunnydale, Mitchell sold Charolais cross heifers to 216c/kg, reaching a top of $500 to average $456. Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 160c/kg and averaged 83c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 208c/kg and averaged 126c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 218c/kg, averaging 195c/kg.
IT White, Binnowee, Surat sold Charolais cross cows to 205c/kg, reaching a top of $1,179 to average $1,179.
Sources: NLRS, Roma Saleyards