Welcome to the Queensland Cattle Market Roundup for April 11, 2018.
There was large numbers at Roma’s store sale, 9021 head to be exact!
The main reason for the large yarding was a flow of cattle from New South Wales drought affected areas.
In prices, young weaner steers sold to 354cents/kilogram to average 332c/kg, while heavier sorts averaged 303c/kg. Quality feeder steers, over 400kg, topped at 298c/kg and average 288c/kg. Yearling heifers made 310c/kg to average 275c/kg.
At Dalby, not many bullocks were penned but large numbers of cull cows were yarded with prices falling to 213c/kg on average for heavy well-conditioned cows.
Numbers were restricted at Emerald’s cattle sale last Thursday.
At Gracemere, young steer calves averaged 338c/kg and heifers 257c/kg. Prime heavy bullocks averaged 266c/kg.
And Toowomba’s cattle sale started the week with bullocks averaging 277c/kg.
Finally, Don Russell from Liston took out ‘Champion Pen of Crossbred Steers’ at the Stanthorpe Blue Ribbon Weaner Sale last Thursday. The Angus/Limousin-cross steers sold to 331c/kg to return $1218/head.
That’s the Queensland Cattle Market Roundup for April 11.