Toowoomba report date 19 Feb 2018
Numbers reduced by close to 31% and only a small number of cows were penned compared to the very large good quality yarding of cows the previous week. Most of the usual export and feeder buyers were present and operating along with some additional restockers. Young light weight cattle generally sold to a stronger market pushed on by restockers against the feeder operators.
The better end of the medium weight yearling steers to feed and the trade also lifted in price and this trend flowed onto the light and medium weight yearling heifers. Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export slaughter sold to a firm market for the quality penned. Plain condition cows were without much change in price while a small number of good heavy cows could not maintain the levels of the previous week.
Steer calves sold to restockers made to 340.2c while heifer calves and some D muscle steer calves averaged 287c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at a top of 322.2c to average 306c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280-330kg range to restockers made to 326.2c while most to feed or background averaged 306c and made to 317.2c/kg.
The largest number of plain condition medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 281c while a few better lines averaged 293c and made to 302.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 275.2c to average 273c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feed or background averaged 271c while restocker lines made to 308.2c to average 284c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 264c and a few to the local trade market made to 291.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade averaged 260c and made to 273c/kg.
Heavy grown steers made to 274.2c to average 272c and a small number of bullocks made to 268.2c/kg.
Full mouth bullocks made to 255.2c to average 254c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 185c and the best of the medium weights made to 210c/kg.
A small number of good heavy cows made to 220.2c to average close to 212c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to 245.2c/kg
- Category: Cattle Market Reports