GNF market wrap
AT THIS week's Warwick cattle sale the Combined Livestock Selling Agents yarded 1267 head.
- Dan Stenzell of Greenmount sold Charbray bullocks off oats for 187.2c/kg, weighing 670kgs to return $1254.
- Fraser Brothers of Pratten sold Angus bullocks for 180.2c/kg, weighing 638kgs to return $1150.
- Lacefield Pty Ltd of Goomburra sold grain assisted Limousin steers for 198.2c/kg, weighing 383kgs to return $758.
- GH and PJ Postle of Pittsworth sold Brangus cows for 147.6c/kg, weighing 560kgs to return $826.
- J and D Hughes of Killarney sold Limousin cross cows for 145.6c/kg, weighing 640kgs to return $932.
- A Limousin bull sold to the works for 168c/kg, weighing 810kgs to return $1361.
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Claire and Graham Angus from Freestone yarded some lambs off crop 47kg to Toogoolawah Butchery, and Gross Meats 44kg for $96 and $94.
- Warren and Wendy Schelbach Sandy Creek sold 45kg crop lambs to Grants Quality Meats for $105.
- Col and Pat Imhoff, Clifton continued their impressive run of sucker lambs 47kg selling to TFI for $108.
- Melrose Station from Killarney sold very tidy trade lambs 44kg and 45 kg selling to $107 with Hawthorne P/ship,Westridge Meats and Melrose Meats all buyers.
- Jim and Beth Landers and Family sold some 40kg butterball suckers straight off mum selling to Melrose Meats for $93 and 46kg crop finished lambs for $101, again to Melrose Meats.
- Greenup Maryland Partnership from The Summit sold the day's tops with the 47kg suckers fetching $120 to Paynes Meats.
- Lex Brackin took time off from shearing duties to sell some great trade 45kg lambs to Gross Meats for $106.
- David Lindsay made the trip from Dalby to yard 52kg lambs selling to Singh meats for $106.
- Alan and Rebecca Forrest sold some good grain fed lambs 46kg to McMahon Bros for $111.
- The yarding had a fall in numbers this week, with a fair percentage of lambs just off the pace for weight and finish, with the result that all lambs being firm to dearer on last week's sale.
- The only low spot is a distinct lack of competition on ewe and lamb units, which is just a reflection on the drier period we are entering.
MR and SG Elsley sold 317kg Angus cross steers 170.0c/kg returning $539.75.
- Jenner Truck and Equipment Sales sold 485kg Santa cross steers for 168.2c/kg returning $815.77.
- EC and HM Donovan sold 307kg droughtmasters heifers for 155.2c/kg returning $477.24.
- GW Scotney sold 202kg Brahman cross steers for 155.0c/kg returning $405.
- Beebo Pastoral Co sold 875kg Brangus bulls for 143.2c/kg returning $1305.50.
Strathane Pty Ltd sold 46kg Dorper lambs for $99.50.
- Peter Thomas sold 45kg cross breed lambs for $98.
- Trafalgar Farming sold 56.0kg dorper lambs for $95.
- RJ and DC Bennett sold 45kg poll Dorset lambs for $95.
- Waldron Farms sold 65kg dorper lambs for $95.
- AF and RF Sutton sold 40kg dorper cross lambs for $86.
- DL and PJ Porter sold 45kg hoggets for $66.
- AR and R Slack-Smith sold ewes and lambs for $58.
MLA Warwick wrap
THERE was an increased offering of 1312, up by 356 on the previous week, and the usual buyers attended.
- Young cattle were well supplied as were cows in the export section.
- Heavy grown steers were in limited numbers, although condition was quite good.
- Quality through the young cattle was very mixed, along with condition. Those quality variations were a factor in some price falls through the young cattle, with plain quality lightweights selling to a cheaper trend.
- The better quality yearlings to restock and feed held reasonably firm.
- This trend carried through to well-finished trade cattle.
- Heavy grown steers sold firm to slightly dearer, while the cow market was generally firm with odd quality-related price changes.
- The well-finished trade vealers sold from 170c to 207c/kg.
- Yearling steers to restock and feed sold from143c to 177c/kg.
- Well-finished medium and heavy yearling steers to the trade sold from 171c to 184c, while a line of B muscle heavy yearlings sold from 195c to 199c/kg.
- The three score trade yearling heifers sold from 160c to 180c/kg.
- An increased supply of plain quality and condition heifer yearlings sold from 90c to 143c/kg.
- Heavy grown steers sold from 160c to 187c/kg depending on age and yield potential, with the younger milk and two tooth steers attracting a premium.
- Plain condition cows sold from 70c to 114c, with restockers operating on a few PTIC lots at a premium.
- There was little change in the market for three and four score cows to process, with heavy three and four scores selling from 133c to 147.6c/kg.
- Heavy bulls topped at 168c/kg.
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