Heavy yearling steers reach 331c at Toowoomba

Heavy yearling steers reach 331c at Toowoomba

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There was a good supply of young cattle in a yarding of 525 at Toowoomba on Monday.

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Toowoomba agents yarded 525 head of cattle on Monday, easing by 269 head.

Consignments consisted of a good supply of young cattle, while cows dominated the grown cattle section. The yarding of young cattle consisted of a good supply of weaners and yearlings, in a fairly mixed quality line up of cattle. There was only a few pens on well finished supplementary fed yearlings that were suitable for the trade, while there was several lines of well bred weaners and yearling steers and heifers that met keener competition from restockers, however there was a fair number of plain conditioned young cattle offered.

Overall, the market improved, with restocker weaner steers making up to 30c dearer, mainly on the well bred steers, most varied from 214c to 318c/kg. Strong demand from trade buyers resulted in heavy yearling steers gaining 20c, receiving from 274c to 331c. Feeder steers were up by 9c, with medium weights making to 289c for an average of 264c.

Trade yearling heifers were slightly dearer, making from 242c to 285c. The yarding of export cattle comprised mainly cows, along with a small offering of bullocks, steers and heifers. Bullocks and steers sold from 232c to a top of 284c for young steers.

Cows varied in quality, with a consignment of well finished heavy supplementary fed cows, however the largest percentage of cows was of mixed quality. The cow market was slightly dearer, although heavy weights were up to 9c/kg dearer, mainly due to improved quality. Very light cows sold from 77c to 177c, as 2 score medium weight averaged 154c and the 3 scores averaged 185c, while heavy cows sold from 192c to 228c. The best of the heavy bulls topped at 258c.

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