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SWQ cattle market: Weaner steers hit 380c

CATTLE SALE: Neville and Noel Dowling sold 71 head of cattle at the Toowoomba Saleyards on Monday.
CATTLE SALE: Neville and Noel Dowling sold 71 head of cattle at the Toowoomba Saleyards on Monday. Cassandra Glover

Roma

A TOTAL of 3809 head of cattle were consigned at Roma's Store Sale on Tuesday.

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 386c/kg and averaged 351c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 362c/kg and averaged 332c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 342c/kg and averaged 310c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 313c/kg and averaged 293c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topped at 293c/kg and averaging 281c/kg. Cows and calves hit $1640/unit.

Highlights

Layershire - Roma sold angus cross steers for 366c/kg at 203kg returning $745/head.

The angus cross heifers sold for 334c/kg at 180kg returning $601/head.

D Cribb of Isisford sold angus cross steers for 364c/kg at 160kg returning $582/head.

The angus cross heifers sold for 312c/kg at 140kg returning $437/head.

Trustee for the Estate of John Atherton of Longreach sold angus cross steers for 360c/kg at 214kg returning $772/head.

TM and KJ Joseland of Isisford sold angus cross steers for 356c/kg at 187kg returning $667/head.

The droughtmaster cross heifers sold for 308c/kg at 205kg returning $633/head.

Harry and Susan Glasson of Yaraka sold santa steers for 350c/kg at 249kg returning $873/head.

The santa heifers sold for 338c/kg at 209kg returning $708/head.

AW and EJ Forster of Winton sold charolais cross steers for 346c/kg at 232kg returning $806/head.

The charolais cross heifers sold for 316c/kg at 241kg returning $762/head.

Ian Brumpton Holdings of Roma sold angus cross steers for 328c/kg at 296kg returning $973/head.

The angus heifers sold for 306c/kg at 314kg returning $963/head.

Simmac Pastoral Co of Morven sold angus cross steers for 328c/kg at 200kg returning $656/head.

The angus cross heifers sold for 340c/kg at 182kg returning $620/head.

Dimberly Pastoral of Dirranbandi sold santa steers for 322c/kg at 310kg returning $999/head.

Hotchin Proprietors Pastoral Trust of Tibooburra sold santa cross steers for 318c/kg at 298kg returning $951/head.

M and NE McKay of St George sold santa steers for 296c/kg at 345kg returning $1021/head.

Tony Purcell of Wallumbilla sold droughtmaster cross steers for 290c/kg at 405kg returning $1175/head.

CF and D Walsh of Roma sold hereford cross steers for 278c/kg at 461kg returning $1283/head.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 344c/kg and averaged 299c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 316c/kg and averaged 281c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 306c/kg, averaging 270c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 280c/kg, averaging 247c/kg.

Bulls under 400kg topped at 392c/kg and averaged 294c/kg, while bulls in the 400-600kg range topped at 255c/kg and averaged 238c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at 262c/kg, averaging 245c/kg.

Dalby

RECENT rain did not deter numbers with supply lifting by 431 head to 4876 at Dalby on Wednesday. Once again this week, some consignments from SA were included in the line-up along with a large penning of cows and calves. Prices improved for a number of classes, with heavy weight yearling steers 3c/kg dearer and medium weight heifers to feed gained 10c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 10c/kg better and bullocks also lifted in price. However, the larger number of cows improved the most, with gains of 12-18c/kg.

Yearling steers to feed made between 275.2c and 286.2c to average 281.2c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged 281c and sold from 280.2-285c/kg. Yearling heifers to restockers sold firm at 248.2c/kg.

Grown steers made from 266.2-283.2c to average 279.2c, up 10c/kg. Grown heifers improved 2c/kg to make from 232.2-238.2c/kg. Heavy cows sold from 220.2-234.2c to average 229.4c, up 12c/kg. The best of the bulls made to 278.2c/kg.

Warwick

DESPITE some rain over the supply area the number of stock penned increased by 166 head. Buyer attendance in the export section was not as good as the previous week, however prices for a small number of heavy grown steers averaged 7c dearer and cows also lifted in price by 7-15c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold to very strong demand.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 5c/kg better. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 6c to 13c dearer and medium weights to the local trade market lifted in price by 8c/kg.

A small number of steer calves sold to restockers at 340.2c/kg. A small sample of vealer heifers sold to local butchers at an average of 308c with some to 316.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold from 332c to a top of 352.2c/kg. One consignment of yearling steers close to 320kg live weight returned to the paddock at 334.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold from 292c to reach 316.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 277c and made to281.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to feeders and backgrounders made to a top of 290.2c to average 278c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 265c and local trade lines made to 310.2c to average 277c/kg. A fair sample of heavyweight yearling heifers to the trade made to 285.2c to average 264c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 271c and made to 280c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 199c and made to 205.2c while the best of the medium weights made to 224.2c to average 218c/kg.

Good heavy cows made to 227.2c with a large sample averaging 223c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 253.2c/kg.

Toowoomba

USEFUL falls of rain across the supply area reduced numbers to 474 head. There was a wide variation in quality, however prices generally improved across a number of classes.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers averaged 9c/kg dearer and medium weight yearling steers to feed also improved in price. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change.

Lightweight yearling heifers averaged 4c/kg better and medium weight yearling heifers to feed and the local trade market averaged 5-8c/kg dearer. The handful of heavy grown steers and bullocks sold to a dearer trend while the cows gained 6-12c/kg.

The occasional calf with showring potential made to 440c/kg.

Vealer heifers to feed averaged 300c with the occasional sale to 330c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 352.2c to average 343c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed mostly sold around 283c with some to 310.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 273c and made to 280.2c and a good supply of slaughter lines averaged 275c and made to 288.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers mostly sold around 278c with some returning to the paddock at 307.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 267c and local trade lines averaged 270c and made to 278.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers averaged 265c and bullocks averaged a similar amount and made to 269.2c/kg. A small selection of medium weight 2 score cows averaged 183c and 3 scores average 198c while the best of the medium weights averaged close to 210c/kg.

Good heavy cows made to 232.2c to average 219c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 240c/kg.

Moreton

AGENTS Boyd O'Brien Bartholomew reported a dearer market for all descriptions at their Moreton sale on Tuesday. 527 head of cattle came to hand, vealers and yearlings met strong competition. Open auction calves sold well above vendors' expectations. Both backgrounders and feeder steers sold firm to dearer. Export cattle are in demand.

Vealer heifers account P Knight, Gumdale, sold for 314.2c/kg weighing 172kg to return $542. R Sippel, Woodford, sold vealer steers for 314.2c/kg weighing 245kg to return $769.

Yearling heifers account D and M Staatz, Gatton, sold for 279.2c/kg weighing 360kg to return $1005.

Yearling steers account P Laycock, Eskdale, sold for 304.2c/kg weighing 320kg to return $973. Feeder steers account R Sippel, Woodford, sold for 284.2c/kg weighing 360kg to return $1023. Feeder heifers account N and A Ferrar, Anthony, sold for 280.2c/kg weighing 330kg to return $924.

Grain assist steers account Jagera Farming, Wooroolin, sold for 320.2c/kg weighing 425kg to return $1360. C Schmidt, Toogoolawah, sold grain heifers for 278.2c/kg weighing 390kg to return $1085. Pasture heifers account D and M Staatz, Gatton, sold for 283.2c/kg weighing 500kg to return $1416. Dairy culls account Goodluck Friesians, Lower Cressbrook, sold for 196.2c/kg weighing 695kg to return $1363. D Spann, West Ipswich, sold medium cows for 220.2c/kg weighing 635kg to return $1398. ATG Pastoral, Kelvin Grove, sold cows for 229c/kg weighing 552kg to return $1266.

B and A Roughan, Scrub Creek, sold a charolais bull for 256.2c/kg weighing 875kg to return $2241.

CASINO

THERE were three sales last week with the normal Wednesday sale, plus Ramsey & Bulmer and T & W McCormack holding a two-day special sale Thursday and Friday.

There were 762 head sold at Wednesday's sale at an average price of $817.07/head (245.9c/kg) with an average weight of 333kg. The vealer market was topped by CC and VM Wilkie with one head sold at $1134.

RJ Bennett topped the cow market with one head at $1440. A Raymond Ellevsen bull got the highest price for the sale at $2407.68.

Ramsey & Bulmer and T & W McCormack held a two-day special on Thursday and Friday. Thursday was grown cattle with 521 head sold averaging $1728.62/head. There were 1284 head sold on Friday at an average of $874.26/head (309.2c/kg) with an average weight of 283kg.

LISMORE

A TOTAL of 220 cattle were sold at the Lismore Saleyards on Tuesday.

It was another mixed yarding of young cattle with some good lines of light and medium weight vealers as well as lines of secondary weaners. Prices showed a slight improvement when compared to last week.

Prime vealers sold to meat operators, $2.70-$2.86/kg. Gary Ross, Dunoon, sold murray grey heifers for $2.86/kg, $772. Weaners of varying quality sold to good competition with local and Queensland buyers battling it out.

The Middleton family, Mcleans Ridges, sold charolais steers for $3.156/kg $801. Col Martin's charolais steer retuned $966. The cow market was also a few cents dearer than last week. Heavy beef cows sold from $2.05-$2.14/kg. Local limousin breeder Ian Rucker sold two cows for $2.14, $1247.

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