GNF market wrap
AT THIS week's Warwick cattle sale the combined Livestock Selling Agents yarded 1211.
- DM Dwan of Allora sold angus cross bullocks for 191.2c/kg, weighing 605kgs to return $1157.
- BR and ME Hardacre of Killarney sold grain-assisted santa/limo steers for 191.2c/kg, weighing 537kgs to return $1026.
- WE Bonner of Eukey sold a pen of four and six-tooth charbray bullocks off pasture for 184.6c/kg, weighing 585kgs to return $1078.
- JR and D Jones of Stanthorpe sold 15 full mouth angus bullocks for 179.2c/kg, weighing 731kgs to return $1309.
- Tom Naughten of Rosehill sold grain-assisted limousin steers for 198.2c/kg, weighing 408kg to return $809.
- Grabond Holdings of Stanthorpe sold angus cows for 141.6c/kg, weighing 770kg to return $1090.
- R Kelly of Tenterfield sold a pen of charolais cross steers for 184.2c/kg, weighing 204kg to return $375.
- G and P Wilkinson of Clifton sold milk vealers for 193.2c/kg, weighing 335kg to return $647.
- KR and LA Willcocks of Tenterfield sold vealer heifers for 180c/kg, weighing 275kg to return $495.
McDougalls and Sons
Malcolm and Pam Turner sold a good pen of heavy trade lambs to Singh Meats 53kg for $110.
- Claire and Graham Angus sold two pens of lambs 46kg to Mc Mahon Bros for $100,44kg to Melrose Meats for $95.
- James and Audrey Mead sold 46kg lambs to Mc Mahon Bros for $99.50.
- Raymund and Margaret Cleary again presented a great pen of 46kg woolly trade lambs to Mc Mahon Bros for $106.50.
- Warren and Wendy Schelbach sold a great pen of 46kg shorn lambs selling to Hawthorne Partnership for $106.
- Shelley Family Trust sold a pen of trade dorper lambs 47kg for $103 selling to Gillies Meats.
- A line of light trade lambs account the Packer family from Roma sold from $38 to $42 with a weight range of 32kg to 37kg.
- The market was dominated with lighter types and this kept a platform for the better types with lambs showing finish and trade weights firm to perhaps a slight premium on last week's yarding.
- P Valente sold 378kg angus steers for 161.2c/kg returning $609.82.
- WS and NG Sawdy sold 378kg angus feeder steers for 161.2c/kg returning $609.82.
- J B Pietsch sold 447.5kg angus heifers for 140.0c/kg returning $626.50.
- Coolmunda Pastoral Company sold 455kg angus cows for 123.2c/kg returning $560.56.
- Glenarbon Estates sold 492kg santa heifers for 154.2c/kg returning $758.66.
- Pampoola Trading Company sold 560kg santa cows for 135.2c/kg returning $757.12.
- W Tighe topped the sale with 55.7kg cross breed lambs for $108.
- RP and BA Robinson sold 45kg cross breed lambs for $90.
- Mumbulu Trading sold 44.7kg cross breed lambs for $86.
- Darling Downs Dorpers sold 41.4kg dorper lambs for $84.
- GT Barlett sold merino ewes for $68.
MLA local report
THERE was a reduction in numbers with all categories represented.
- There was a fair supply of heavy steers and bullocks, with an increased supply of older feeder steers.
- Medium and heavy cows were in good numbers with very few lightweights.
- There was a good supply of supplementary fed yearling cattle showing varying degrees of finish, with re-stockers and feeders reasonably well catered for.
- The usual buyers were in attendance and there was extra competition on heavy feeder steers.
- Trends varied throughout the sale with heavy steers selling firm to slightly dearer.
- There was little change in the cow market apart from a bit of quality variation.
- Heavy trade yearlings sold firm to 1c/kg dearer, while medium weights were slightly cheaper.
- Light and medium weight yearling steers to restock and feed sold to a cheaper trend, while there was more quality related price variation for yearling heifers to restock and feed.
- The best of the well-finished trade vealers remained firm, selling from 165c to 206c/kg.
- Lightweight yearling steers to restock and feed were up to 10c cheaper, due to some quality factors, making from 140c to 175c/kg.
- Plainer conditioned D muscled grades made from 133c to 154c/kg.
- Medium weight steers made from 150c to 175c to restock and feed, with well-finished trade lines making from 169c to 191c/kg.
- Heavy yearling steers to feed sold from 152c to 172c, with trade cattle making from 168c to 198c/kg.
- There were quality related price variations for yearling heifers to restock and feed, with increased competition from re-stockers on the plainer conditioned D muscled lines.
- Lightweight heifers to restock and feed sold from 124c to 155c/kg.
- The three score trade cattle made from 145c to 184c, dependent on breed quality in places.
- Medium weight three score trade heifers sold from 150c to 204c, with variations due to breed quality and yield potential.
- Heavy steers and bullocks sold on a firm to slightly dearer trend, with the increase shown in the older 4 and 6 tooth steers.
- Feeder steers showing 2 and 4 teeth benefited from increased competition to sell to a dearer trend, making from 140c to 168c/kg.
- Medium and heavy cows saw little but quality related price changes on a close to firm market trend.
- Heavy 3 and 4 score beef bred cows made from 119c to 145c, with medium weights from 118c to 140c/kg.