CQ saleyard wrap: Weaner steers reach 388c

IN THE YARDS: Quality charolais cross steers account Rueben and Lynn Blyton averaged 259kgs at 328c/kg or $851 and sold to Hatton and Sons, Delubra, Mundubbera last week in Monto.
IN THE YARDS: Quality charolais cross steers account Rueben and Lynn Blyton averaged 259kgs at 328c/kg or $851 and sold to Hatton and Sons, Delubra, Mundubbera last week in Monto. Contributed


CQLX agents penned 2855 head at Gracemere last week consisting of 1283 steers, 944 heifers, 553 cows, 33 cows and calves and 42 bulls.

Cattle were drawn from mostly local areas with some lines from Bowen and Mackay in the North and as south as Miriam Vale.

After an improved market last week, the market followed trends from across the state which seen the market ease over most descriptions.

S & J Farr, Garnant- sold grey brahman 7 steers for 330c/kg weighing 244kg returning $807p/h.

R & L Roser, Eungella- sold 6/5 brangus steers for 290c/kg, weighing 384kg returning $1116p/h.

R & U Oates, Comet- sold brahman feeder steers to top at 296c/kg weighing 454kg to return $1345ph.

Rodney Hannant and Family - sold VGQ steers to top at 300c/kg weighing 344kg to return $1034p/h.

B & D Henderson - sold droughtmaster heifers for 285c/kg weighing 222kg to return $635p/h.

I & G Ohl, Baralaba - brangus weaner steers to top at 388c/kg to average 220kg to return $717p/h.

D & W Lehfeldt, Kalapa -sold droughtmaster cross steers to top at 302c/kg to weigh 475kg to return $1435 per head they also sold droughtmaster cross heifers to top at 260c/kg to weigh 436kg, returning $1135 per head.

AJ & PA Davison Lumeah Middlemount- sold charbray weaner heifers for 296c/kg weighing 291kg to return $864p/h.

P & L Bowman Mt Ossa- sold brangus cows and calves for $1150p/unit.


Another quality yarding of just under 900 head was yarded at Monto Cattle and Country's fortnightly fat and store sale.

Rates for all descriptions dipped slightly on previous rates but demand remained strong particularly on younger cattle.

Consignments were received from Biloela, Boyne Valley, Eidsvold, Harrami and Monto districts.

Bulls sold from $2/kg to 246c/kg topping at $2020.

Stephen Kummerfeld sold 600kg droughtmaster bullocks for 263c/kg or $1570.

WW and SM McLachlan sold brahman bullocks 575kgs for 260c/kg or $1496.

Kurt Goody sold droughtmaster cross trade heifers for $1290 or 265c/kg.

Monto State High School sold charbray cows 647kgs for 222c/kg or $1437.

Lurline Graving penned brahman cross cows to return $1180 or 220c/kg.

PJ Stewart sold 201kg euro cows to 237c/kg or $1190.

Ron Talbot sold limousin brangus cross feeder bullocks 442kgs for 297c/kg or $1315.

Goolah Grazing penned santa No 6 steers 442kgs for 296c/kg or $1310.

N and O Delise, Biloela penned brahman steers 413kgs to return $1195 or 289c/kg.

Good quality simmental cross weaner steers 258lgs sold to 352c/kg or $910.

Whinstone Pastorals limo weaner steers sold to 347c/kg or $727.

John Cahalane also penned charbray weaner steers 195kgs to return $670 or 343c/kg.

Lo and AR Morris sold mixed aged belmont red cross cows and calves for $1200, while Paul Rideout Ruby Ellen sold braford droughtmaster cows and calves to $1400.

Ron Talbot's droughtmaster brangus cross No 6 heifers 395kgs sold to 272c/kg or $1076.

Helen and Tim Hutton penned droughtmaster No 6 heifers 350kgs to make 280c/kg or $980.

Neville and Jenny Keitley sold speyed No 6 heifers droughtmaster and charbray cross which sold to 284c/kg topping at $910.

Ian McLaughlan's droughtmaster heifers 328kgs sold to 282c/kg or $925.

Paul Pownall, Builyan penned brahman cross No 6 heifers 300kgs to make 207c/kg.

Allambie Pastoral sold droughtmaster weaner heifers to 266c/kg or $647.

Lurline Graving's brangus cross weaner heifers sold to 277c/kg or $687.

R and L Blyton's charbray weaner heifers sold to 299c/kg or $720.

Monto's Next sale will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.


Emerald selling agents penned 836 head in a reduced yarding last week.

Cattle were drawn from Springsure, Gindie, Alpha, Clermont and local areas.

All regular buyers were in attendance and competing to an excellent draft of well finished prime steers and runs of heavy and medium weight cows, well finished trade heifers with limited numbers of store cattle.

Most descriptions sold to easier trends in line with other major centres.

Lorraine Grazing, Gindie, sold santa cross bullocks for 2.43c/kg weighing 727kgs to return $1768.

Colinta Holding, Metor Downs, Springsure sold heavy charbray cows to a top 2.10c/kg to weigh 690kg to return $1448.

Andrew and Angella Schwarz, Juanita, Springsure sold a line of No 6 grain assist droughtmaster euro cross steers for an average of 2.60c/kg to top at 2.69c/kg weighing 589 kgs or $1533.

Andrew and Donna Donaldson, Moonstone, Alpha sold droughtmaster heifers to 2.71c/kg to weigh 384kgs to return $1041.

MS Reid & DM Maguire, Paeroma, Emerald sold a cow and calf for $1220.

GM Singleton, Turon Downs, Middlemount sold brahman steers to average 2.24c/kg weighing 428kgs and returning $690 per head.

JR & LR Singleton, Turon Downs, Middlemount sold brahman cross heifer s for 2.31c/kg weighing an average 374kgs to return $866 per head, they also sold brahman cows for 2.03c/kg weighing 569kgs and returning $1157 per head.

DA & AL Zahl, Horwood, Alpha sold droughtmaster cross heifers to top at 2.68c/kg weighing 297kgs or $796.

Brendan Anderson, Mossvale, Alpha sold 225kg brahman cross weaner steer s at 3.00c/kg to return $678.


Charters Towers combined agents yarded a total of 1346 cattle consisting of 569 prime cattle and 777 store cattle.

The prime cattle consisted of 237 bullocks, 29 heifers, 245 cows and 58 bulls.

Store cattle consisted of 563 steers, 204 heifers and 10 cows and calves.

Prime cattle varied greatly this week from very good finished bullocks and finished cows yarded to some very light plainer types penned.

Cattle were drawn from Burketown, Tully, Kidston, Malanda, Nelia, Julia Creek, Richmond, Collinsville, Cloncurry, Georgetown, Mt Garnet and local areas.

Bullocks were quoted 10-20 cents easier, heifers were 1-2 cents easier and cows were 10-12 cents easier on last week's rates.

Bullocks topped at 238.2c/kg, sold on a/c JG and CY Dale that weighed 695kg to return $1655 per head.

Best priced trade heifers were presented on a/c P and L Fryer which made 257.2c/kg to weigh 430kg and return $1105 per head.

The top pen of cows were sold by SJ and RJ Neal, for 213.2c/kg and weighed 565kg to return $1205 per head.

Bulls sold on a/c BL & DM Cowie, topped at 250.0c/kg and weighed 610kg to return $1525 per head.

The store cattle yarded were mostly weaner types with a large portion being young weaner males which met with strong competition especially on the high grade quality types.


Numbers lifted by close to 20% and the usual panel of buyers were in attendance and most were operating in a generally cheaper market.

A large sample of light weight yearling steers to restockers generally experienced good demand, however average prices eased by 8c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 20c less while the heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged only 3c/kg cheaper.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock lost 15c and the medium weights to feed averaged 16c/kg less.

A very large number of cows sold to a market 3c to 8c/kg easier with restocker lines the least affected.

A large number of calves sold to restockers at an average of 348c with some to 388.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock mostly sold around 343c with sales to 370.2c/kg.

Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 307c and made to the occasional 334.2c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged a similar amount and made to 312.2c with some returning to the paddock making to 313.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers or backgrounders at an average of 291c and sold to 308.2c with some well bred lines reaching a top of 398.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 280c and sold to 298.2c/kg.

A handful of heavy grown steers made to 286.2c and a small selection of bullocks made to 281.2c/kg.

Plain condition cows sold to restockers at an average of 214c with some to 226.2c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged close to 200c and made to 205.2c/kg.

The best of the medium weight cows made to 224.2c to average 215c and good heavy cows made to 220c to average 215c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 270c/kg.


There was a yarding of 938 head today at Roma Prime Sale up 77 head on last week.

All buyers were present and operating in an easier market where the majority penned were cows in prime conditions.

Quality was good across the board.

Yearling steers 350-400kg topped at 260c, to average 256c/kg.

Grown Steers topped at 275.2c, to average 254c/kg.

Good yielding young bulls topped at 267c, to average 225c/kg.

A handful of Sappy yearling heifers sold to 240c, to average 226c/kg.

Grown heifers made to 256c and averaged 243c/kgs.

Light cows topped at 217c to average 197c/kg.

The largest runs were of good quality heavy cows in prime condition over 500kg, which were pleasing to the buyers and topped at 220c to average 211c/kg.


The supply of stock reduced a little further and buyer attendance was generally not as good as the previous week.

Apart from a few classes receiving good demand the remainder sold to a much cheaper trend.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers lost 25c/kg.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change.

Light weight yearling heifers to feed or slaughter improved in price by 6c to 7c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 9c/kg cheaper.

The relatively small sample of bullocks were older heavier classes and lost 10c to 15c/kg.

Cows also sold to a cheaper market to average 8c to 10c/kg less.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 340.2c with most around 331c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 316c and made to the very occasional 334.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 296c and made to 310c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to feed or slaughter averaged from 286c to 292.2c with a few around 298.2c/kg.

Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 271c and made to 291.2c/kg.

Bullocks averaged 268c and made to 275c/kg.

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