Yarding 6168 Change 287
The mixed quality yarding was drawn from a wider supply area and steers accounted for half of the yarding, with cows present in increased numbers. A good buying panel that included restockers, lot feeders and processors was present and operating. Strong competition saw top end steer prices improve from the previous week, however averages eased slightly with price fluctuations reflective of quality variations. Light weight steers under 280kg to restockers fell by 26c, while medium weight steers to feed fell by 23c to 32c/kg. Medium weight steers under 400kg to restockers improved by 6c while heavy feeders eased by 10c/kg. Light weight heifers fell by 3c to 61c, while medium weight heifers under 400kg to restockers improved by 3c/kg. Heavy weight heifers to processors improved by 1c/kg. Despite increased numbers of cows yarded, prices improved with medium weight cows up by 2c to 4c and heavy weight prime cows up by 3c/kg. Heavy weight bulls continued to improve, up by 26c/kg.
Light weight steers under 200kg made to 726.2c to average 601c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 738.2c to average 641c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers reached 690.2c to average 615c/kg. Yearling steers under 400kg to restockers made to 642.2c to average 568c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached a top of 528.2c to average 474c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 522.2c to average 467c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 612.2c to average 522c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 546.2c to average 484c/kg. Yearling heifers under 400kg to restockers reached a top of 500.2c to average 483c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to processors made to 419.2c to average 415c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers made to 442.2c to average 420c/kg. The largest sample of grown heifers reached a top of 410.2c to average 367c/kg. Heavy weight prime cows made to 393.2c to average 384c/kg. A selection of heavy weight bulls made to 373.2c to average 358c/kg. The small number of cows and calves yarded sold to a top of $2,060/unit.
Market Reporter: Sherrill Stivano
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Weaner steers under 200kg topped at 726c/kg and averaged 593c/kg, weaner steers in the 200-280kg range reached 738c/kg and averaged 615c/kg. Steers in the 280-330kg range reached 690c/kg and averaged 597c/kg, and steers in the 330-400kg range reached 642c/kg and averaged 517c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-500kg range topping at 528c/kg and averaging 461c/kg.
Seawright Investments, Injune sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers to 738c/kg reaching a top of $2,079 to average $1,955. The Santa Gertrudis cross heifers sold to 568c/kg reaching a top of $1,573 to average $1,408.
Hayes Grazing Partnership (Hayes, RM & MG) sold Angus cross steers to 722c/kg reaching a top of $2,137 to average $1,883. The Angus cross heifers sold to 612c/kg reaching a top of $1,556 to average $1,430.
Barbara Plains Grazing, Barbara Plains, Wyandra sold Simbrah steers to 706c/kg reaching a top of $2,200 to average $1,918.
Bangor Cattle P/L, Bangor, Mungallala sold Charolais steers to 706c/kg reaching a top of $1,869 to average $1,810. The Charolais heifers sold to 506c/kg reaching a top of $1,587 to average $1,253.
RA & CA Bain, Mt. Eden, Roma sold Angus steers to 672c/kg reaching a top of $1,825 to average $1,686. The Angus heifers sold to 584c/kg reaching a top of $1,406 to average $1,406.
JG & LN Kadel, Pamaroo, Roma sold Limousin cross steers to 660c/kg reaching a top of $2,366 to average $1,811. The Angus cross heifers sold to 516c/kg reaching a top o $1,617 to average $1,449.
Lynette Denton, Lorne Downs, Augathella sold crossbred steers to 650c/kg reaching a top of $2,016 to average $1,914.
SP Castles & LD Paynter, Gundoo Charleville sold Charbray steers to 646c/kg reaching a top of $2,268 to average $2,068.
Sutton Beef sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers to 642c/kg reaching a top of $2,224 to average $2,214.
D & S Hurley, Yarrawonga, Charleville sold Charolais cross steers to 626c/kg reaching a top of $1,950 to average $1,823.
AR & YM Emery, Mt. Beverly, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross steers to 622c/kg reaching a top of $1,572 to average $1,572. The Angus cross heifers sold to 522c/kg reaching a top of $1,232 to average $1,124.
Cormack Clan Pty Ltd, Chrystalbrook, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross steers to 600c/kg reaching a top of $2,009 to average $1,891.
DW & TL Phillips, Luccombe, Mitchell sold Angus steers to 600c/kg reaching a top of $1,803 to average $1,551. The Angus cross heifers sold to 532c/kg reaching a top of $1,183 to average $1,142.
Nielsen, GC & TE sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers to 520c/kg reaching a top of $2,770 to average $2,501.
RA & KA Crozier, Lynton Hills, Charleville sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers to 502c/kg reaching a top of $2,064 to average $1,921. The Brahman cross cows sold to 360c/kg reaching a top of $2,058 to average $1,880.
D Elliott Investments Pty Ltd, Mt Campbell Station, Winton sold Droughtmaster steers to 484c/kg reaching a top of $2,748 to average $2,133.
MB & CM Coomber, Hillcrest, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 468c/kg reaching a top of $2,333 to average $2,124. The Angus heifers sold to 400c/kg reaching a top of $1,569 to average $1,569.
Heifers under 200kg topped at 534c/kg and averaged 482c/kg, while heifers in the 200-280kg range topped at 612c/kg and averaged 490c/kg. Heifers in the 280-330kg range topped at 534c/kg, averaging 475c/kg. Heifers in the 330-400kg range topped at 500c/kg, averaging 411c/kg. Heifers in the 400-500kg range topped at 446c/kg, averaging 397c/kg.
Lennie Brae Holdings sold Angus cross heifers to 520c/kg reaching a top of $1,603 to average $1,568.
SG, RW & TA Cormack sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to 419c/kg reaching a top of $2,154 to average $2,008.
Cows in the 330-400kg range reached 386c/kg and averaged 301c/kg. Cows in the 400-500kg range topped at 380c/kg, averaging 343c/kg. Cows in the 500-600kg range topped at 388c/kg, averaging 358c/kg. Cows over 600kg topped at 393c/kg, averaging 373c/kg.
Usher Pastoral Co sold Charbray cross cows to 393c/kg reaching a top of $2,446 to average $2,174.
Davidson Livestock Pty Ltd, Cheshire, Tambo sold Santa Gertrudis cross cows to 388c/kg reaching a top of $2,355 to average $1,969.
SPR Cattle Co, Augathella sold Charolais cross cows to 386c/kg reaching a top of $2,504 to average $2,449.
Winnathoola Pastoral Co, Winnathoola, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross cows to 375c/kg reaching a top of $2,716 to average $2,146.
Vincent Grazing, Reedsdale, Roma sold Santa Gertrudis cross cows to 370c/kg reaching a top of $2,451 to average $2,451.
PJ Dean Pastoral, Notus Downs Longreach sold Santa Gertrudis Cross cows to 350c/kg reaching a top of $1,925 to average $1,925.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards