Yarding 5945 Change -1155
CATTLE were drawn from a wide supply area and again included a large consignment from Julia Creek.
Steers dominated the yarding and the overall quality continued to be mixed.
There was a larger buying panel present, including all regular processors, and all were operating to strong demand on the reduced yarding.
Top end prices were improved across the categories, however final averages were reflective of the quality of the yarding.
Increased restocker competition saw light weight yearling steers under 280kg improve by 6c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg improved by 15c/kg.
Light weight weight heifers under 280kg to restockers remained unchanged, and medium weight heifers under 330kg to restockers improved by 13c/kg.
The increased processor buying panel resulted in solid improvements for cows, with medium weight cows gained 17c to 18c, and heavy weight cows improved by 18c to 32c/kg.
The small sample of light weight yearling steers under 200kg to restockers made to 506.2c to average 472c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 498.2c to average 456c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 460.2c to average 430c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to restockers sold to 422.2c to average 400c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed made to a top of 420.2c to average 387c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 466.2c to average 385c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 458.2c to average 412c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed or background sold to 436.2c to average 423c/kg, while medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed also made to 422.2c to average 398c/kg.
A small pen of PTIC medium weight heifers sold to strong restocker competition to reach 493.2c to average 493c/kg.
The best of the medium weight grown steers to feed sold to 355.2c to average 330c/kg.
The best of the grown heifers to processors sold to 318.2c to average 300c/kg. Medium weight good condition cows sold to a top of 278.2c to average 273c/kg while heavy weight cows in good condition made to 284.2c to average 276c/kg. The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 295.2c to average 282c/kg.
Cows and calves reached a top of $1880/unit.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 506c/kg and averaged 461c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 498c/kg and averaged 434c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 460c/kg and averaged 401c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 420c/kg and averaged 378c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 420c/kg and averaging 341c/kg. Cows and calves hit $1,880/unit.
Tully Family, Como, Quilpie sold Charolais cross steers to 505c/kg, reaching a top of $1,414 to average $1,098.
MLA & JL Morton, Ridgelands, Wallumbilla sold Speckled park steers to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $959 to average $836.
Fields Pastoral Co, Skibbereen sold Angus cross steers to 496c/kg, reaching a top of $1,261 to average $1,123.
CW Beachamp & Sons, Stockport, Boulia sold Shorthorn cross steers to 492c/kg, reaching a top of $1,649 to average $1,173.
D & R Sargood, North Yarrawonga, Charleville sold Angus cross steers to 488c/kg, reaching a top of $1,001 to average $949.
Bangor Cattle Co Pty Ltd, Tomoo, Mitchell sold Charolais cross steers to 482c/kg, reaching a top of $1,210 to average $1,072. The Brangus cross heifers sold to 466c/kg, reaching a top of $951 to average $774.
GJ & JM Yates, Naturi, Yuleba sold Charolais cross steers to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,445 to average $1,348. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 436c/kg, reaching a top of $1,442 to average $1,286.
T & H Grazing, South Brae, Wallumbilla sold Charolais steers to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,275 to average $1,248. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 438c/kg, reaching a top of $1,102 to average $1,102.
CA & RL Beissel, Pinetree, Roma sold Droughtmaster steers to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,206 to average $1,206.
J & D Brand, Glen Olive, Roma sold Charolais steers to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,114 to average $969.
Riverglen Pastoral Co, Riverglen, Glenmorgan sold Angus cross steers to 452c/kg, reaching a top of $893 to average $893. The Angus cross heifers sold to 444c/kg, reaching a top of $913 to average $913.
Heslin Contracting & DJ, Hilton Park, Julia Creek sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 436c/kg, reaching a top of $1,621 to average $1,254.
Raceview Past Co, Raceview, Charleville sold Santa cross steers to 434c/kg, reaching a top of $1,811 to average $1,347.
BM & ND Bauer, Arlington, Augathella sold Simmental steers to 416c/kg, reaching a top of $1,252 to average $1,252. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 434c/kg, reaching a top of $1,346 to average $1,182.
AR Roberts, Tantatton, Wallumbilla sold Blonde D aquatine cross steers to 342c/kg, reaching a top of $2,011 to average $1,934.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 466c/kg and averaged 385c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 450c/kg and averaged 393c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 444c/kg, averaging 389c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 493c/kg, averaging 377c/kg.
Schmidt Grazing Industries, Cairns, Charleville sold Hereford cross heifers to 464c/kg, reaching a top of $1,114 to average $996.
RH & RJ West, Roleen, Wallumbilla sold Hereford cross heifers to 444c/kg, reaching a top of $1,366 to average $1,179.
Torres Park Grazing, Cherry Hills, Injune sold Santa heifers to 440c/kg, reaching a top of $1,524 to average $1,456.
JA & MM Kerr, Giberoo Station, Quilpie sold Angus cross heifers to 422c/kg, reaching a top of $1,629 to average $1,571.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 268c/kg and averaged 216c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 296c/kg and averaged 251c/kg.
Cows over 500kg topped at 296c/kg, averaging 266c/kg.
Castles & Paynter, Gundoo, Charleville sold Charolais cross mickey bulls to 486c/kg, reaching a top of $1,576 to average $1,097.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards