Cattle numbers from Queensland on AuctionsPlus last week dropped by just under 900 head to see 1212 offered, with central Queensland making up the majority of listings. Light steers under 280kg sold from 229c to 315c, with an average of 272c. The top priced line was a mob of 8 to 10 month old 208kg Angus and Angus/Santa cross steers from Toobeah. Heifers under 300kg-400kg sold from 207c to 237c to average 228c. The top priced line was a mob of 352kg 12 to 21-month-old Charolais/Hereford cross feeder heifers from Biloela.
Queensland producers continued to look interstate, as lines of cattle from NSW headed into Qld. Brangus heifers 12 to 20 months and 257kg from Tenterfield, NSW sold to a producer in Killarney for $535; 252kg 8 to 10-month-old Hereford heifers from Warialda, NSW sold to a buyer in Goondiwindi, while 7 to 10-month-old Angus cross steers from Manilla, NSW sold to a buyer at Thargomindah.
Last week sheep and lamb numbers from Queensland dipped slightly on the previous week, to see 4081 head offered. Merino wethers and wether lambs saw strong buyer support as Queensland buyers outbid interstate activity.
Merino wether lambs sold from $68 to $100. The top priced lot was a line of 32kg Wilgunya blood, Sept '18 to Oct '18 drop lambs with a short 10mm skin, from St George. The lambs had bidders from, northern VIC, the south west slopes of NSW, Central Western Qld but eventually were sold to a bidder in the central west of NSW. The robust wool and mutton markets was no doubt on the mid of bidders with a line of five-year-old woolgrower wethers topping the grown Merino wethers from Queensland. This mob of 46kg Danumbral blood, wethers had a 2'' skin and sold for $117. Grown Merino wethers from Queensland sold from $105 to $117. Other Queensland highlights included Aug '18 drop Merino ewe lambs from Tara, selling for $149; 38kg Sept '18 - Oct '18 drop Australian White/Composite mixed sex lambs from Surat sell for $150.