Yarding 4249 Change -2165
Cattle were mostly drawn from the local supply area and the overall quality although mixed, included an increase in young light weight cattle and was improved from the previous week.
There was a smaller buying panel present and operating to strong competition on the smaller yarding, including all regular processors.
Prices remained firm and consistent across most categories, which saw average prices improve across most of the yarding despite not reaching the record top prices of recent weeks.
Processor competition increased for cows, while restocker activity on cows was limited.
Light weight yearling steers improved 4c to 43c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg fell by 3c to 8c/kg.
However medium weight yearling steers under 400kg improved in price by 11c to 14c/kg.
Light weight heifers under 200kg improved by 70c, while medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed improved by 18c/kg. Medium weight cows improved by 2c to 6c while heavy weight cows improved by 4c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg to restockers made to 496.2c to average 464c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 485.2c to average 452c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 448.2c to average 438c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed also sold to 434.2c to average 406c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed made to a top of 394.2c to average 387c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 480.2c to average 439c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers also made to 460.2c to average 427c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed or background sold to 421.2c to average 411c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed also made to 421.2c to average 379c/kg.
The best of the small number of medium weight grown steers sold to 339.2c to average 332c/kg.
The best of the limited numbers of grown heifers sold to 312.2c to average 304c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to a top of 283.2c to average 273c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 280.2c to average 274c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 313.2c to average 294c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 496c/kg and averaged 455c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 485c/kg and averaged 450c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 448c/kg and averaged 422c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 418c/kg and averaged 387c/kg.
Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 400c/kg and averaging 359c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,980/unit.
Mulianna Past, Kiandra Stn, Quilpie sold Angus cross steers to 496c/kg, reaching a top of $2,129 to average $1,426. The Santa cross cows sold to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $1,683 to average $1,561.
Bangor Cattle Co Pty Ltd, Bangor, Mungallala sold Charolais steers to 490c/kg, reaching a top of $1,437 to average $1,138. The Brangus heifers sold to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,183 to average $1,031.
PF & KF James, Lyn-dale, Wandoan sold Angus cross steers to 485c/kg, reaching a top of $1,205 to average $1,045.
DT & CV Batt, Warnambool sold Santa steers to 484c/kg, reaching a top of $1,279 to average $1,055.
Eurara Pty Ltd, Stockholm, Muttaburra sold Charolais cross steers to 476c/kg, reaching a top of $931 to average $931. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 452c/kg, reaching a top of $873 to average $873.
Bernie & Cindy Bruce, Wilga Park, Taroom sold Charolais cross steers to 470c/kg, reaching a top of $1,096 to average $1,053. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,045 to average $1,045.
WG Proud & DS Brumpton, Scattering Plains, Roma sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 466c/kg, reaching a top of $1,062 to average $1,062. The Santa cross heifers sold to 456c/kg, reaching a top of $1,039 to average $1,039.
Malabar Holdings, Arlington, Mitchell sold Charolais cross steers to 464c/kg, reaching a top of $1,258 to average $1,050.
BM & ND Bauer, Arlington, Augathella sold Simmental cross steers to 458c/kg, reaching a top of $1,188 to average $1,188. The Simmental cross heifers sold to 452c/kg, reaching a top of $1,251 to average $1,113.
LL & SD Bode, Percol Plains, McKinlay sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 456c/kg, reaching a top of $1,345 to average $1,207. The Angus cross heifers sold to 480c/kg, reaching a top of $1,130 to average $1,034.
MC & KC Groat Family Trust, Castle Hill, Injune sold Droughtmaster steers to 456c/kg, reaching a top of $1,097 to average $1,097.
AR Gardiner & Sons, Paddabilla, Eulo sold Droughtmaster steers to 452c/kg, reaching a top of $1,884 to average $1,480.
L & HM McKay, Cynthia Downs, St George sold Santa steers to 452c/kg, reaching a top of $1,436 to average $1,310. The Santa heifers sold to 416c/kg, reaching a top of $1,265 to average $1,151.
Farmleigh Grazing, Tunis, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 450c/kg, reaching a top of $1,041 to average $1,009.
IJ & SF Harland, Blue Lagoon, Injune sold Limousin steers to 442c/kg, reaching a top of $1,386 to average $1,282.
M Beardmore, Tow Towri, St George sold Charolais cross steers to 432c/kg, reaching a top of $1,545 to average $1,221.
H & E Nixon, Beauview, Wallumbilla sold Hereford steers to 430c/kg, reaching a top of $1,289 to average $1,236.
The Bottle Tree Cattle Trust, Karalee Plains, Wandoan sold Brangus cross steers to 424c/kg, reaching a top of $1,461 to average $1,373.
BC Stinson, Benarby, Mungallala sold Santa cross steers to 400c/kg, reaching a top of $1,636 to average $1,636.
West Farming Pty, Loomeah, Roma sold Hereford cross steers to 394c/kg, reaching a top of $2,138 to average $1,975.
Nissi Farming sold Hereford cross steers to 388c/kg, reaching a top of $2,149 to average $1,924.
Woolabah Pty Ltd, Blythe Dns, Roma sold Brahman cross steers to 356c/kg, reaching a top of $1,353 to average $1,353.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 480c/kg and averaged 427c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 460c/kg and averaged 402c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 428c/kg, averaging 383c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 421c/kg, averaging 375c/kg.
Brett & Sandy Southern, Gladfield, Mitchell sold Angus heifers to 438c/kg, reaching a top of $1,304 to average $1,076.
Tigrigie Cattle Co, Moorabinda, Taroom sold Angus cross heifers to 421c/kg, reaching a top of $1,526 to average $1,433.
Trevor Kelly, Ashmount, Muckadilla sold Romagnola cross heifers to 408c/kg, reaching a top of $919 to average $849.
Andromeda Cattle Company, Eddington, Mungallala sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to 362c/kg, reaching a top of $1,483 to average $1,358.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 250c/kg and averaged 224c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 283c/kg and averaged 256c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 280c/kg, averaging 268c/kg.
Bindango Pty Ltd, Bindango, Roma sold Charolais cross cows to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $1,851 to average $1,715. Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards