Toowoomba report date 21 May 2018
Numbers reduced by 334 head and overall quality continues to be very mixed. Buyer attendance was not as strong as the previous week. The vast majority of the young cattle sold to a cheaper trend, however a small selection ideally suited to the butcher trade experienced strong support.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 5c/kg less and medium weights to feed lost 4c to 5c/kg while heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced good demand. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 4c to 13c/kg cheaper.
The better end of a small sample of supplementary fed heavy grown steers and bullocks plus some heavy heifers also received strong support from the wholesale meat trade. A relatively small line-up of cows experienced quality related price improvements.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 258c and made to 306.2c and some lesser quality lines averaged close to 230c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280-330kg range to feed averaged 261c and made to 280c/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged in the mid-250c/kg range and heavy weights averaged 261c and made to 269.2c/kg.
The better end of the light weight yearling heifers averaged 223c with occasional sales to 241.2c while the poorer quality lines averaged 183c/kg. A handful of yearling heifers suitable for the butcher trade made to 288.2c to average 257c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers supplementary fed also to the local meat trade made to 273.2c to average 253c/kg.
A small selection of supplementary fed heavy grown steers and bullocks to the wholesale meat trade made to 265.2c while most to export slaughter averaged in the 250c/kg range. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 188c and good heavy cows made to 214.2c with most close to 209c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 238.2c/k.
- Category: Cattle Market Reports