Toowoomba report date 21 Jan 2019
Yarding 1160 comparison date Change 224
A combination of the continuing hot, dry weather and no sale for two weeks due to the public holiday lifted the supply of stock to 1,160 head. Overall quality was very mixed and young cattle dominated the yarding along with a fair sample of cows and a short supply of heavy grown steers and bullocks.
A fair panel of buyers was present however some of the major exporters were not operating. Prices eased for most classes with losses of up to 50c/kg in places.
The occasional vealer steer with showring potential made to 338.2c/kg. A fair sample of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 15c less at 260c, however some well bred lines made to 298.2c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280kg to 330kg range to feed were the least affected and averaged 270c and made to 284.2c/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 287c with most around 273c to 276c/kg. The heavy B muscle yearling steers to the trade made to 302.2c with the remainder around 265c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background generally sold around 205c to 208c with some to 233.2c/kg.
Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 244c and local trade lines made to 268.2c to average 247c and lesser quality lines averaged 187c/kg. Heavy B muscle yearling heifers to the trade made to 302.2c with the remainder of the 3
scores averaging 239c/kg.
A handful of heavy grown steers made to 266.2c to average 259c and some full mouth bullocks made to 223.2c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 34c less at 154c and the best of the medium weights averaged 181c/kg.
Good heavy cows averaged 47c cheaper at 186c with sales to 190c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 200.2c/kg.
- Category: Cattle Market Reports