Price lift for trade vealers at Warwick sale
AT LAST week's Warwick cattle sale the Combined Livestock Selling Agents yarded 1087 head.
A single grain fed Simmental cross bullock sold on behalf of J Griffiths topped the market at 185.2c/kg, weighing 540kgs to return $1000.
G and GJ McAntee of Clifton sold grain assisted Angus bullocks for 183.2c/kg, weighing 540kgs to return $989.
JA Balch of Clifton sold Angus cross bullocks for 182.6c/kg, weighing 570kgs to return $1041.
GW and KJ Belford from Wilga Park, Texas sold European cross cows for 150.6c/kg, weighing 690kgs to return $1039.
Heavy Charolais cows from Junabee topped the market at 158.2c/kg, weighing 750kgs to return $1186.
Power Pastoral Company of Liston sold a pen of Charolais/Angus cross cows for 149.2c/kg, weighing 684kgs to return $1020.
Bar U Pastoral Company of Liston sold a draft of Angus cross cows that topped at 141.6c/kg, weighing 565kgs to return $800.
A Braford bull from Clifton topped the market at 165c/kg, weighing 965kgs to return $1592.
IJ and KA Austin of Goomburra sold Angus cross milk vealers that topped the market at 207.2c/kg, weighing 280kgs to return $580.
PJ and MM Comerford of Nobby sold Simmental cross milk vealers for 200.2c/kg, weighing 321kgs to return $643.
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EA and DL Hohenaus from Stanthorpe offered 51kg suckers, which sold to Singh Meats from Lismore for $81.
Greenup Maryland Partnership from Thulimbah sold 47kg suckers to Carey's Butchers for $82.
The Marshall family from Greymare offered 47kg trade lambs to Careys for $83.
Alan and Vicky Schroder from Tenterfield sold 43kg for to Careys for $80.
The Landers family from Tenterfield offered 47kg suckers and sold them to T&R Pastoral for $83.
James and Audrey Mead from Pratten sold 38kg for light trade lambs selling for $60.
Local show stalwarts Grant and Waltisbuhl had a pen of quality Dorper ewes-in-lamb selling for $52.
Young sheepman Jacob Thorne from Hendon had a busy day selling quality suckers for $75 to help with his "back to school costs".
State wide wrap
THE overall supply of cattle at physical markets covered by MLA's NLRS hovered around the previous week's level.
Numbers fell at Dalby, while numbers at both the Roma store and prime sale increased thanks to last week's dry weather.
Overall quality across most markets was mixed, especially in the young cattle sections, and there was a sizeable run of Brahman cows from northern Queensland included in the line-up at the Roma prime sale.
Buyer attendance was generally good however at midweek markets not all the export buyers were keen to make purchases.
Young cattle experienced a wide variation in demand and at Warwick the best of the vealer steers and heifers suited to the local butcher trade improved in price.
However, the vast majority of the young cattle suffered price reductions of 10¢ to 12¢/kg.
By midweek isolated good falls of rain in the supply area west of Dalby renewed restocker enthusiasm and prices for lightweight categories lifted by 10¢ to 15¢/kg.
A fairly large selection of lightweight yearling steers returned to the paddock at 189¢, with one consignment making to 207.2¢/kg.
Feeder operators generally provided a very solid base for well bred yearling steers and heifers, while buyers were very selective on the poorer quality lines.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged in the high 170¢ range with a few sales to 190.2¢/kg.
The best of the lightweight yearling heifers to feeders, restockers and the trade averaged 170¢/kg.
Nevertheless D muscle classes were in the largest numbers and sold from 150¢ to 160¢/kg.
Export slaughter lines of heavy steers and bullocks received a strong enquiry at markets early in the week.
However, by midweek less buyer competition saw prices 4¢ cheaper on average and more on very heavy weight classes.
Heavy steers across all markets averaged 176¢ and sold to 187.2¢/kg.
Bullocks mostly sold around 173¢ with a few sales to 184.2¢/kg.
Cows experienced a similar trend and medium weight 2 scores averaged 119¢ and 3 scores 135¢/kg.
Good heavy cows on occasions made into the mid 160¢/kg range with most at 144¢/kg.
Dorper ram sale
LOCAL buyers in the market for quality Dorper rams should head west to Inglewood on February 15.
Darling Downs Dorper Stud in conjunction with well-known southern stud, Amarula Dorpers, will hold an on-property ram sale at Artunga.
A line up of 80 White Dorper rams along with 20 Dorper rams will be offered at the auction. Animals can be inspected from 10am sale day. More details call 0419 707 974 or 0420 984 162.