NUMBERS lifted to the highest level since February 2008 and overall quality was mixed.
- A fair panel of buyers was present, however not all were operating to full capacity.
- Buyers were selective in the young cattle section with heavy yearling steers to feed and well-presented classes to local butchers receiving strong demand, while lesser quality lines were cheaper.
- Heavy grown steers and bullocks could not maintain the rates of the previous sale and lost 10c and up to 20c/kg in places.
- Cows sold to a mixed trend with plain condition cows firm while the medium to better quality cows lost 10c to 14c/kg.
- A few calves to the trade made to 192.2c and averaged 166c/kg.
- A small sample of vealer heifers averaged 166c and sold to 196.2c/kg.
- Lightweight yearling steers to feed average 179c while medium weights mostly sold from 180c to 186c with sales to 195.2c/kg.
- Heavy weight plain condition classes to feed averaged 183c while the better lines averaged 193c and sold to 195.2c/kg.
- A few to the local trade market made to 211.2c and averaged 181c/kg.
- Lightweight yearling heifers were well supplied and a good run of supplementary fed lines made to 192.2c and averaged 174c while the remainder sold in the 150c/kg range.
- Medium weights to feed averaged 155c and local trade lines averaged 181c and sold to 195c/kg.
- Heavy grown steers made to 185.2c and averaged 179c/kg.
- Bullocks made to 188.2c and averaged 182c/kg.
- Plain condition cows mostly sold around 104c and the medium weight 2 scores averaged 114c/kg.
- Heavy 3 scores averaged 138c while the better end of the cows made to 156.2c and averaged 147c/kg.
- Heavy bulls made to 164.2c/kg.
THE supply of stock jumped by 60% and there was a wide variation in quality.
- The regular field of buyers operated selectively and prices suffered accordingly.
- Apart from selected lines of medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed receiving strong support, the remainder of the young cattle lost ground in price.
- The supply of lightweight cattle exceeded demand and average prices fell by close to 20c/kg.
- Heavy grown steers and bullocks also lacked demand and fell in price by 20c/kg.
- Plain condition cows received good competition from restockers as well as processors, however the remainder lost 11-15c/kg.
- Well-presented lightweight yearling steers to feed made to 193c, while D muscle lines averaged just under 140c/kg.
- Medium weights to feeders averaged in the 170c/kg range and sold to 194c and a few to the trade averaged 174c and made to 185c/kg.
- Heavy feeders averaged 183c and sold to 189c/kg.
- The best of the lightweight yearling heifers made to 183c, with most in the 150c/kg range.
- Medium weights to the trade averaged 166c and sold to 180c, while some heavyweights to feed made to 177c and averaged 175c/kg.
- Heavy grown steers averaged 179c with a few to 189c/kg.
- A small selection of bullocks made to 187c and averaged 168c/kg.
- Medium weight two-score cows averaged 115c, while the three scores settled on 127c/kg.
- Good heavy cows made to 139c and averaged 138c/kg.
- Heavy bulls made to 161c/kg.
SALE numbers almost doubled this week as the selling year starts to close.
- Prices took a tumble from last week's rates after we thought we'd seen the end.
- Well, it hit back with export prices dropping from 10-25c/kg.
- Vealers, trade and lightweight feeder cattle also were affected.
- Boner cows and heavy feeder steers remained firm on last weeks sales.
- The overall quality remained quiet good a few lighter conditioned cattle still coming through.
- There is just one sale left and hope we see a change in 2014.
- Angus butcher heifers 282kg sold for 186.2c for $526, charbray cows from Djuan 685kg sold for 139.2c for $953, angus feeder heifers 292kg sold for 150c for $438, droughtmaster cross steers 320kg sold for 185c for $592, limo cross steers 403kg sold for 180c for $726, hereford feeder steers 413kg sold for 188.2c for $777, charolais cross steers 415kg sold for 189.2c for $785,641kg.
- Santa cows sold for 130c, GSB Jerrard, Taroom, sold quality droughtmaster cross steers 416kg for 184.2c for $767, WI Luck, Hodgsonvale, sold charolais heifers 595kg for 159.2c for $911, and belmont cross heifers grain assisted 395kg sold for 179.2c for $707.
NUMBERS hovered around the previous week's high level.
- A reduced field of export buyers were present and operating in a cheaper market.
- Young cattle experienced a mixed trend with the better end of the light and medium weights to the trade feeder operators and restockers receiving strong competition.
- However prices eased by around 5-8c/kg on the remainder of the young cattle.
- Heavy grown steers, bullocks and cows could not maintain the previous weeks rates and sold to a market 20c/kg cheaper.
- The occasional calf to the trade made to 212.2c and most returned to the paddock at 179c/kg.
- A small sample of vealer heifers sold to local butchers at 210.2c and averaged 198c/kg.
- Lightweight yearling steers returned to the paddock at 202.2c and averaged 185c/kg.
- Medium weights to feed averaged 180c and sold to 198.2c with some to restockers at 204.2c/kg.
- Heavy feeders made to 192c and averaged 5c less at 184c/kg.
- The large supply of lightweight yearling heifers contained some good runs of supplementary fed and certified grain-fed classes.
- Butchers and wholesalers were able to absorb the large supply plus provide strong competition.
- Certified grain-feds made to 205c with most at 172c while the remainder averaged 166c/kg.
- Medium weights to the trade averaged 178c and sold to 185.2c/kg.
- Heavy grown steers averaged 171c and sold to 185.2c and bullocks made to 189.2c and averaged 178c/kg.
- Full mouth bullocks averaged 166c and made to 170.6c/kg.
- Medium weight two score cows averaged 111c and 3 scores 124c with sales to 133c/kg.
- Heavy three scores averaged 129c while the better heavy weights made to 153.6c and averaged 142c/kg.
- Heavy bulls made to 169.2c/kg.
THE lift in prices experienced the previous sale and the annual closedown fast approaching the number of stock lifted by 8%, with around 1100 head being sold in the new selling complex.
- Overall quality was mixed and the supply of heavy grown steers and bullocks continues to be short.
- Buyer attendance was good with representatives covering all classes.
- Young cattle experienced a mixed trend with the yearling steers to restockers receiving fair demand, while the heifer portion lost five cents to 13c/kg.
- The well-bred medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to solid demand however average prices eased in places due to quality.
- Heavy grown steers and bullocks were firm to 1c/kg dearer.
- Prices for cows varied with the plain cows firm to 3c dearer, while the better medium and heavyweights improved 2c to 7c/kg.
- Calves to restockers made to 199.2c, and averaged 193c/kg.
- Lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 183c and sold to 197.2c/kg.
- Medium weight feeders averaged in the mid 180c range and sold to 196.2c/kg.
- Heavy feeders made to 196.2c with most from 187c to 191c/kg.
- A small selection of slaughter classes made to 202c and averaged 193c/kg.
- The better end of the lightweight yearling heifers mostly sold in the 150c range and D muscle lines averaged 125c/kg.
- Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 175c and D muscle lines 139c/kg.
- Slaughter classes averaged 173c with certified grain-feds to 196.2c, and averaged 191c/kg.
- Heavy weights to the trade improved 5c and averaged 182c, with sales to 195.2c/kg.
- Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 202.2c and averaged 197c and bullocks made to 199.2c, and averaged 193c/kg.
- Medium weight plain cows averaged 113c and the two scores 127c/kg.
- Good, heavy cows made to 173.2c and averaged 163c/kg.
- Heavy bulls made to 175.2c/kg.
A TOTAL of 774 head of cattle were penned at Roma's prime sale last Thursday.
- Steers over 550kg sold to 195c/kg and averaged 177c/kg, while steers in the 400-550kg earned to 195c/kg and averaged 181c/kg.
- B and D Sutton, Tallawalla, Roma, sold brahman-cross steers to 191c/kg for 608kg to return $1162/head with the consignment averaging 194c for 564kg to make $1095.
- B and N Bauer, Arlington, Augathella, sold brahman- cross steers to 186c for 621kg to return $1157 with the consignment averaging 186c for 578kg to make $1075.
- L and M Price, Mt Hope, Wallumbilla, sold droughtmaster-cross steers to 186c for 531kg to return $988 with the consignment averaging 177c for 536kg to make $949.
- Heifers over 450kg sold to 182c/kg and averaged 169c/kg, while heifers in the 350-450kg sold to 184c/kg and averaged 173c/kg.
- W and K Brown Trust, Ardentrive, Roma, sold to 184c for 417kg to return $767 with the consignment averaging 180c for 420kg to make $757.
- T and S Pukallus, Warrabinda, Roma, sold charolais-cross heifers to 182c for 542kg to return $987 with the consignment averaging 174c for 523kg to make $909.
- The charolais-cross cows sold to 160c for 585kg to return $937 with the consignment averaging 157c for 528kg to make $831.
- J and J Klein, Charlies, Wallumbilla, sold brahman-cross heifers to 176c for 436kg to return $768.
- B and E Radel and Sons, Sandstone Park, Taroom, sold brahman-cross heifers to 162c for 442kg to return $716.
- The brahman-cross cows sold to 161c for 502kg to return $810.
- Cows over 500kg peaked at 165c/kg and averaged 154c/kg, while cows in the 400-500kg class topped at 155c/kg and averaged 130c/kg.
- Cows 300-400kg sold to 138c/kg and averaged 106c/kg.
- R Paterson, Ingle Downs, Roma, sold brahman cows to 165c for 550kg to return $908.
- I Walker, Weribone, Surat, sold santa cows to 163c for 587kg to return $958 with the consignment averaging 160c for 567kg to make $909.
- Knight Pastoral Co, Mayfield, Charleville, sold brahman- cross cows to 141c for 412kg to return $582 with the consignment averaging 131c for 400kg to make $522.
- C and C Coomber, Jireh Park, Roma, sold limousin-cross cows to 139c for 418kg to return $583 with the consignment averaging 139c for 418kg to make $583.
- Bulls over 600kg topped at 170c/kg and averaged 158c/kg.
A TOTAL of 10,000 head of cattle were penned at the Roma's store sale on Tuesday.
- Weaners under 220kg topped at 201c/kg and averaged 160c/kg, while weaner steers 220-280kg reached 202c/kg and averaged 171c/kg.
- Steers 280-350kg reached 202c/kg and averaged 182c/kg, and steers 350-400kg reached 201c/kg and averaged 190c/kg. Feeder steers 400-550kg reached 196c/kg and averaged 183c/kg.
- C Flower and Co, Roma, sold santa-cross steers to 199c for 384kg to return $765 with the consignment averaging 195c for 344kg to make $671.
- Maranda Pastoral Co, Maranda, Barcaldine, sold charbray steers to 198c for 255kg to return $504 with the consignment averaging 191c for 231kg to make $441.
- The santa heifers sold to 144c for 280kg to return $403 with the consignment averaging 143c for 149kg to make $198.
- Rosehearty Grazing Co, Koonong Downs, Muckadilla, sold santa steers to 196c for 400kg to return $786 with the consignment averaging 187c for 460kg to make $860.
- The santa-cross heifers sold to 173c for 401kg to return $695 with the consignment averaging 163c for 394kg to make $643.
- A and N Evans, Martindale, Walgett, sold angus steers to 186c for 370kg to return $688 with the consignment averaging 184c for 303kg to make $557.
- The angus heifers sold to 178c for 356kg to return $635 with the consignment averaging 174c for 320kg to make $555.
- Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 178c/kg and averaged 152c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 178c/kg and averaged 151c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 161c/kg and averaged 133c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 188c/kg and averaged 130c/kg.
- S and N Ward, Taringa, Injune, sold charolais-cross heifers to 164c for 304kg to return $499 with the consignment averaging 150c for 295kg to make $441.
- Cows 400-500kg topped at 133c/kg and averaged 114c/kg. Cows 300-400kg sold to 125c/kg and averaged 102c/kg.
- Cows and calves sold to $700/unit.
- Bulls up to 400kg reached 190c/kg and average 146c/kg.
AGENTS Boyd O'Brien Bartholomew reported a yarding of 739 head of cattle at Moreton on Tuesday.
- The market was slightly easier for most descriptions due to plenty of numbers available and Christmas just around the corner.
- Trade sold to a strong panel of buyers, export and veal slightly easier.
- Yearling heifers account G Hingst, of Prenzlau, sold for 159.2c weighing 295kg to return $469.
- Yearling steers account V Mayell, of Rosewood, sold for 167.2c weighing 330kg to return $551.
- Pasture heifers account Yadduri Pty Ltd sold for 172.2c weighing 449kg to return $773.
- Pasture steers account Barraclough Partnership, Toogoolawah, sold for 186.2c weighing 465kg to return $865. Pasture steers account Lynne Bros sold for 185.2c weighing 660kg to return $1222.
- Grain-assisted heifers account Bill Van Twout sold for 188.2c weighing 475kg to return $879.
- Tinton Grazing, of Esk, sold grain assist steers for 192.2c weighing 400kg to return $768. Feeder steers account N and P Henry, of Chambers Flat, sold for 182.2c weighing 435kg to return $788.
- Dairy culls account P and M Scheu, of Kilcoy, sold for 120c weighing 651kg to return $782.
- Medium cows account K and L Jackson sold for 136.6c weighing 518kg to return $705.
- JVTP Pty Ltd Purga sold cows for 156.3 weighing 605kg to return $945.
- M Gloag sold bulls for 168c weighing 885kg to return $1486.
WARWICK selling agents yarded 1331 lambs and hoggets, and 309 sheep at the weekly sale on December 4.
- Top lambs account MJ, DR and EA Marshall, of Greymare, sold for $129 and purchased by Singh Meats.
- In a larger yarding of lambs and a smaller yarding of sheep, the market was firm for the heavy lambs and firm to a shade easier for other descriptions.
- Quotations: Crossbred lambs 46-55kg $88-$117; crossbred lambs 42-45kg, $84-$120; crossbred lambs 36-42kg, $79-$108; crossbred lambs 64kg live weight sold for $129.
- Merino lambs 31kg sold to $39 (shorn), merino lambs 38.5kg sold to $38 (shorn) and corssbred hoggets 45.6kg sold to $87 (shorn).
AGENTS yarded 250 pigs at the sales on Monday.
- Prime pork sold to record rates, and prime bacon also sold dear.
- Backfatter sows were easier while all forward stores were extremely dear.
- The balance of weaners sold to strong rates.
- Quotations: Prime pork $3.65-4.26/kg, prime light bacon $3.20-3.090/kg, prime bacon $2.95-3.75/kg.
- Sows to $1.18/kg, forward stores $158-177, weaners $85-112, and suckers $44.