NUMBERS remained relatively close to the previous week's level.
Buyer attendance in the young cattle section was generally good, while there was some additional export processors in the cow portion.
Some large consignments of light weight yearling steers were included in the line-up and restocker buyers appreciated the better quality and lifted average prices by close to 10c/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed experienced strong demand and the yearling heifers to the trade followed a similar trend.
The handful of heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 2c/kg dearer.
Despite the slip in the number of good heavy cows, penned prices remained very close to the previous week's level.
Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 442.2c, a small sample around 424c/kg.
The good supply of light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 396c with a number of pens reaching 342.2c/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged in the early 350c range and made to 369.2c/kg.
A small selection of heavy weights to feed made to 345c to average 333c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied and restockers paid to 362.2c in pen lots to average 361c/kg.
Medium weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 346.2c to average 322c and heavy weights made to the occasional 338.2c to average 319c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 317.2c to average 311c while a handful of bullocks made around 300c with an isolated sale to the wholesale meat trade at 330c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 223c and made to 230c/kg.
A large sample of 4 score medium weights made to 257.2c to average 247c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to 270.2c/kg.
BURNETT Livestock and Realty's meatworks and store sale held on Monday saw a yarding of 1261 head.
The meatworks section saw bullocks and cows sell to a firm to dearer market.
Store cattle sold to dearer rates despite the drier conditions in some regions.
Bullocks sold for a top 311c. Cows over 500kg topped at 260c.
Cows 400kg to 500kg sold topping at 242c.
Trade heifers over 400kg topped at 320c.
Mooru Grazing, Takilberan sold a line of Brangus and Simmental cross bullocks from 299c-311c or $1909-$2084.
R&L Krause, Eidsvold sold two to four tooth Hereford cross bullocks for 315c/$1820.
K&M Jensen, Gin Gin sold crossbred cows for 253c/$1658.
A&A Trigger Grazing, Biggenden sold Brahman cows for 262c/$1533.
Feeder steers 400kg to 500kg yarded sold to a top of 338c.
Steers 300kg to 400kg also sold to 366c.
Steers 200kg to 300kg sold to 402c.
Santa Hereford cross steers with milk and two tooth from Wandoan sold for 332c-337c/$1524-$1753.
ED Jensen, Wallaville sold milk tooth Brangus steers for 378c/$1115.
R&C O'Rourke, Aramara sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 380c/$929.
K&F Connors, Bauple sold Angus cross weaner steers for 402c/$816.
Heifers 300kg to 400kg sold topping at 332c.
Heifers 200kg to 300kg topped at 346c.
Roselea, Woowoonga sold milk tooth crossbred heifers for 330c/$1197.
C&D Olsen, Beelbi Creek sold milk tooth Charbray heifers for 332c/$1183.
Santa Hereford cross milk tooth heifers from Wandoan sold for 336c/$866.
M&K Ellem, Gaeta sold Angus cross milk tooth heifers for 332c/$1017.
J, DG, AN & KR Haaksma, Childers sold Angus weaner heifers for 346c/$783.
W&JE Whitaker, Maryborough sold Charbray weaner heifers for 334c/$913.
D&R Roberton, Coalstoun Lakes sold Droughtmaster cows and calves for $1850.
Nathan Brooks, Mount Perry sold Droughtmaster cows and calves for $1500.
D&M Dilger, Childers sold Droughtmaster cows and calves for $1480.
Cattle were drawn from Wandoan, Tansey, Goomeri, Murgon, Monto, Tiaro, Bauple, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Mt Perry, Gayndah, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Childers, Bundaberg, South Kolan, Bucca, Rosedale, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Gin Gin, Booyal and all local areas.
The next meatworks and store sale will be on Monday, February 6, the 2017 All Breeds Steer Sale will be on Thursday, February 16.
AGENTS Boyd O'Brien Bartholomew reported a yarding of 602 head of cattle at Moreton on Tuesday.
All values remained the same as last week with the exception of feeder cattle which sold to improved rates.
All export sold to much dearer rates.
The quality of the yarding was very good and this was reflected in the price.
All buyers were in attendance and operating.
Rob Dale, Rosewood sold charbray yearling heifers for 341.2c weighing 255kg to return $872.
T Ryan, Ripley sold Droughtmaster cross yearling steers for 369.2c weighing 223kg to return $824.
R & V Laycock, Esk sold Simmental pasture fed heifers for 338.2c weighing 340kg to return $1149.
Rahane Pastoral Co, Beaudesert sold pasture fed steers for 345.2c weighing 449kg to return $1550.
Pasture ox account V & J Slingsby, Beechmont sold to 338.2c weighing 497kg to return $1683.
Lodge Management sold charbray feeder heifers for 340c weighing 277kg to return $944.
R & D Bruxner, Beaudesert sold Droughtmaster feeder steers for 347.2c weighing 414kg to return $1437.
Light feeder steers account Golden Pastoral Co, sold for 363.2c weighing 250kg to return $908.
KR Livestock sold grain accredited charolais heifers for 330.2c weighing 440kg to return $1452.
M Lavender, Iredale sold angus grain accredited steers for 327.2c weighing 485kg to return $1586.
Droughtmaster cows account D Hedges, Iredale sold for 258.2c weighing 530kg to return $1368.
P Clark, Rosewood sold charbray cows for 268.2c weighing 805kg to return $2159.
A young charbray bull account Shirley Family Trust, Nindooinbah sold for 298.2c weighing 355kg to return $1058.
THERE was a reduced penning this week with all categories showing fair representation.
The quality and condition of the offering was quite mixed with lower numbers of supplementary fed cattle penned.
The quality of the heavy grown steers was well down for the most part.
The buying group was similar to the previous sale.
Demand for all classes was again high although quality variations did bring about price changes in some categories.
Market trends in the young cattle saw the vealers and light weight yearling steers sell firm to slightly cheaper.
The heavy yearling feeder steers saw little but quality related price changes on a firm market trend.
There was also a little more competition.
Yearling heifers to feed remained firm.
Light weights to restockers sold to a dearer trend.
Heavy grown steers remained firm with quality variations accounting for most of the price change.
There was little but quality-related price change in the cow market.
A TOTAL of 4740 head of cattle were consigned at Roma's Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 418c/kg and averaged 380c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 412c/kg and averaged 390c/kg.
Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 412c/kg and averaged 368c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 378c/kg and averaged 349c/kg.
Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 359c/kg and averaging 348c/kg.
Bulls Gully Pastoral Co, Bulls Gully, Quilpie, sold Charolais-cross steers to 418c/kg for 205kg to return $861/head.
RH, MR & FL Miller, North Kooringa, Roma, sold Angus steers to 412c/kg for 285kg to return $1175.
The Angus heifers sold to 372c/kg for 277kg to return $1033.
R.G & B Mobbs, Wallambank, Bollon, sold Charolais-cross steers to 410c/kg for 221kg to return $908.
B.R.F Southern, Breena Plains, St George, sold Santa-cross steers to 410c/kg for 209kg to return $857.
Bangor Cattle Co, Bangor, Mungallala, sold Charolais steers to 406c/kg for 273kg to return $1109.
DG & WA Todd, Sunarise, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 398c/kg for 280kg to return $1114.
Albury Pastoral Co, Albury Station, Mungallala, sold Charolais-cross steers to 395c/kg for 257kg to return $1016.
The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 344c/kg for 261kg to return $899.
D & K Twist, Juandah Downs, Mungallala, sold Angus-cross steers to 388c/kg for 286kg to return $1110.
The Angus-cross heifers sold to 362c/kg for 289kg to return $1046.
D & W Jones, Evergreen, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 376c/kg for 362kg to return $1363.
The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 344c/kg for 283kg to return $976.
Nugent Pastoral Co, Bulburram, Tambo, sold Santa steers to 359c/kg for 417kg to return $1499.
Rosehearty Grazing, Highbury, Aramac, sold Angus-cross steers to 355c/kg for 477kg to return $1694.
A total of fourteen pens of the Angus-cross steers sold to 355c/kg.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 338c/kg and averaged 314c/kg.
Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 362c/kg and averaged 322c/kg.
Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 372c/kg and averaged 336c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 372c/kg and averaged 344c/kg.
G.L & K.E Ladbrook, Bulah, Yuleba, sold Brangus heifers to 356c/kg for 241kg to return $859.
EL & DK Connolly, Tetalga, Roma, sold Santa-cross heifers to 327c/kg for 355kg to return $1162.
G Wilson, Yacca, Injune, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 320c/kg for 400kg to return $1280.
Cows over 500kg sold to 267c/kg and averaged 251c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 254c/kg and averaged 241c/kg.
Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 304c/kg and averaged 233c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $2010/unit and averaged $1394/unit.
G Briggs, Woolga Station, Tambo, sold Santa-cross cows and calves for $2010/unit.
J.S & E.M Campbell, sold Hereford cows and calves for $1450/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 390c/kg and averaged 329c/kg.
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