A TOTAL of 12,118 head were yarded at Roma Store Sale , up 8,300 head on last week. Majority of the calves penned from the western graziers were just weaned and in poor condition due to the dry season. Multiple restockers along with usual buyers were present and operating, however it was a vendors market as prices improved 10c to 15c/kg in places due to quality.
Yearling steers topped at 390c to average 296c/kg. Trade steers topped at 348c to average 283c/kg. Grown steers reached 295c to average 239c/kg. Yearling heifers made to 322c to average 274c and trade heifers topped at 294c to average 244c/kg. Grown heifers made to 270c to also average 239c/kg, the difference in yield did not affect buyers as the majority went to kill, including PTIC heifers.
The majority of the cows were in the 400-500kg weight range and topped at 213c to average 202c/kg. Young bulls made to 346c to average 265c and heavy bulls over 600kg topped at 247c to average 242c/kg. Cows with well-presented calves at foot topped at $1,575/unit.
THE overall supply of stock lifted by 22 per cent, however, the number of cows penned more than doubled the previous weeks' level. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating. Young light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock experienced very little change. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to fair demand for the quality penned, however, heavy weights yearling steers to feed averaged 2c to 5c/kg dearer. The planner end of the medium weight yearling heifers sold to a cheaper trend, while the better classes improved in price. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 2c/kg better. However, cows sold to a cheaper trend to average 7c to 8c less and to 11c/kg in places.
The occasional light weight steer calf made to 389.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 342.2c to average 331c/kg. The largest sample of medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 283c with sales to 313.2c/kg. Heavyweight yearling steers to feed made to 285.2c with most 278c to 280c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to 297.2c to average267c/kg. The better end of the medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 266c and made to 278.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 257c/kg.Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 274.2c to average 273c and a few bullocks made to 273.2c/kg.
Full mouth bullocks made to 255.2c to average 253c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged close to 187c, while the best of the medium weights made to 213.2c to average 207c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows made to 223.2c to average 216c/kg. Heavy bulls made to the occasional 271.2c/kg.
THERE was a very large increase in numbers and the bigger supply of young cattle penned contained a wide variation in quality. However, a much higher number of good quality cows were offered. Buyer attendance was good and most were operating. Young light weight cattle generally experienced only quality related price changes while the medium and heavy weights met fair demand. The handful of heavy grown steers and bullocks sold to a firm market. However, the lift in the standard of the cowssaw average prices improve in places.
A mixed quality line-up of light weight yearling steers to restockers averaged 308c and made to 328.2c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280-330kg range to feed made to 308.2c to average 293c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged in the 280c range and made to 306.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed mostly sold around 272c with some to 278.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feed or background averaged 278c and made to 316.2c while slaughter lines averaged 267c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed and slaughter averaged close to 265c and made to 284.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 278c/kg.
Plain condition heavy grown steers averaged 253c while the better lines made to 268.2c to average 266c/kg. A couple of bullocks made to 274.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 182c and the best of the medium weights made to 225.2c to average 217c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows made to 234.2c with most around 224c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 249.2c/kg.
BURNETT Livestock & Realty's meatworks and store sale on Monday saw a yarding of 1040 head. Heavy bulls topped at 256c; bullocks topped at 278c; cows over 500kg topped at 232c; cows 400kg to 500kg topped at 225c; and trade heifers over 400kg topped at 267c.
Feeder steers 400kg to 500kg sold to a top of 274c while steers 300kg to 400kg sold to 318c. Steers 200kg to 300kg sold to 370c. Heifers 300kg to 400kg sold for 278c and heifers 200kg to 300kg sold to 295c.
Droughtmaster cross cows and calves from Bundaberg sold for $1480. Mandalong cows and calves from Pine Creek sold from $1280. Crossbred cows and calves from Pine Creek sold for $1420.
Cattle were drawn from Moura, Theodore, Rosedale, Mundubbera, Takilberan, Gin Gin, Gayndah, Tansey, Maryborough, Murgon, Bundaberg and all local areas.
Two to six tooth Droughtmaster bullocks sold for 278c/$1850. Two to six tooth bullocks from Takilberan sold for 267c/$1529.
Mandalong cows from Pine Creek sold for 231c/$1595. Grey brahman cows from Gayndah sold for 228c/$1405. Charolais cows from Gin Gin sold for 213c/$1380. Charbray cross cows from Brooweena sold for 226c/$1317. Charbray cows from Gin Gin sold for 222c/$1313. Santa gertrudis cross cows from Miriam Vale sold for 221c/$1191.
Droughtmaster cross milk and two tooth steers from Booyal sold for 274c/$1161. Charbray cross milk tooth steers from Gin Gin sold for 278c/$1474. Milk and two tooth crossbred steers from Dallarnil sold for 271c/$1356. Brahman cross milk and two tooth steers from Childers sold for 270c/$1103. Milk tooth charbray cross steers from Mundubbera sold for 273c/$1188.
Brahman cross weaner steers from Dallarnil sold for 318c/$954. Droughtmaster cross weaner steers from Eureka sold from 346c-388c/$676-$900. Charbray cross weaner steers from Moura sold for 320c/$950. Charbray weaner steers from Miriam Vale sold from 360c/$872.
Milk and two tooth Simmental heifers from Wallaville sold for 278c/$1062. Milk tooth Droughtmaster heifers from Theodore sold for 278c/$899. Milk tooth shorthorn cross heifers from Tansey sold for 273c/$858. Red brahman heifers from Bundaberg sold for 268c/$727. Milk tooth simbrah heifers from Murgon sold for 380c/$808.
Charbray weaner heifers from Miriam Vale sold for 295c/$675. Crossbred weaner heifers from Dallarnil sold for 277c/$783. Santa Gertrudis cross weaner heifers from Dallarnil sold for 278c/$714. Braford cross weaner heifers from Gin Gin sold for 280c/$760.
JUST over 500 were yarded in Murgon on Tuesday. Values improved slightly for what was a mixed yarding of cattle. Cattle were drawn from both north and South Burnett regions.
Bulls sold to $2.49 c/kg and $2300.00. Heavy cows averaged $2.11 c/kg selling to a top of $2.27 c/kg and $1390.00. Cows 400 - 500 kg topped at $2.24 c/kg and $1070.00 for a $2.03 average. Lighter cows under 400 kg sold to $1.90 c/kg.
Export type heifers topped at $1470.00 and $2.61 c/kg. 430 kg droughtmaster steers from Gayndah sold for $1170.00 at $2.73 c/kg. Local charbray steers weighing 400 kg sold for $1060.00 at $2.65 c/kg. B and A Anning Mt McEuen sold gelvieh cross steers for $3.14 c/kg returning $948.00. R and D Warren Hivesville sold 309 kg brangus steers for $928.00 at $3.00 c/kg. 340 kg charbray steers from N and L Pearce Tansey sold for $961.00 at $2.82 c/kg. Santa steers weighing 366 kg a/c J Zillman Gayndah sold for $2.70 c/kg returning $988.00. Droughtmaster weaner steers from G Monaghan Murgon sold for $730.00 at $3.32 c/kg. Charbray weaner steers from K Ball Monto sold for $3.15 c/kg returning $670.00.
G and C Rynne Cloyna sold droughtmaster heifers weighing 478 kg for $1215.00 and $2.54 c/kg. 412 kg droughtmaster heifers from Merlwood sold for $1050.00 at $2.55 c/kg. 316 kg charbray heifers a/c Willowdale Pastoral Hivesville sold for $865.00 and $2.73 c/kg. R and M Kiely Crownthorpe sold bazadais weaner heifers for $850.00 at $2.70 c/kg. Droughtmaster heifers from Roth Rural Gayndah sold for $900.00 and $2.68 c/kg. 291 kg brangus heifers sold to $836.00 at $2.87 c/kg. Brahman weaner heifers a/c DTR Brahman Stud Murgon sold for $606.00 and $3.03 c/kg. Droughtmaster heifers weighing 257 kg a/c R Sudull Nanango sold for $2.81 c/kg and returned $723.00. Cows and calves sold to $1200.00.
LOCKYER Cut Flowers of Woodbine sold charbray yearling heifers for 290 c/kg weighing 365kg to return $1059. M Werner of Lowood sold simbrah yearling steers for 321.2 c/kg weighing 228kg to return $927. Grain assist ox account Brisbane Valley Feedlots sold for 277.2 c/kg weighing 600kg to return $1663. Feeder steers account D and A Knopke sold for 278.2 c/kg weighing 455kg to return $1267. Fritz Farming of Moogerah sold Charolais cross feeder heifers for 273.2 c/kg weighing 414kg to return $1131. Moffatt Pastoral Holdings of Tarome sold 4 tooth grass fed heifers for 263.2 c/kg weighing 501kg to return $1319.
Charolais cross heifers account Apel and Co sold for 265.2 c/kg weighing 556kg to return $1476. Grain fed heifers account M Conroy of Bryden sold for 298.2 c/kg weighing 475kg to return $1416.
R W Hession of Kilcoy sold Santa cross ox for 275.2 c/kg weighing 655kg to return $1802.
Dairy culls account G and S Cox of Hattonvale sold for 193.2 c/kg weighing 605kg to return $1169. Jimna Grazing sold charolais cross cows for 225.2 c/kg weighing 635kg to return $1431. Apel and Co of Gin Gin sold charbray cows for 231.2 c/kg weighing 664kg to return $1536.
Gutzke Rural Holdings sold droughtmaster bulls for 253.2 c/kg weighing 725kg to return $1828.
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