Cattle numbers from Queensland held firm on last week to see 2098 head offered.
Steers under 280kg from Queensland sold from 280c to 326c to average 275c, up 30c. The top priced line was a mob of eight to 12-month-old 153kg Angus steers from Maryvale, while a line of eight to 12-month-old 270kg Angus steers from Goondiwindi sold for 301c.
Steers over 280kg from Queensland sold from 302c to 327c, to average 309c. The top priced lot was a line of 305kg Angus steers from Goondiwindi. Angus steers 385kg from Moonie sold for 304c.
Nationally heifers weighing 200-280kg sold from 220c to 321c to average 267c, while heifers weighing over 330kg sold from 257c to 311c to average 294c, up 16c. Angus heifers 14 to 20 months, 336kg from Goondiwindi sold for 297c to a buyer in Dalby. Shorthorn heifers 303kg from Ballandean sold also to a Queensland buyer for 264c.
Nationally cows with calves at foot found a 91% clearance and averaged $1450, up $161 on last week. The bulk of the listings came out of southern NSW and VIC, with a small offering from Southern QLD. Prices ranged from $910 to $1960.
Sheep and lamb number numbers from Queensland rose by 1200 head to see 2243 head offered.
Across the platform Merino ewe lambs averaged $136, up $7, selling from $61 to $186.50. Young Merino breeders (two to four years) sold from $106 to $203 and averaged $160, a drop of $31.
From Roma, three-year-old unjoined Merino ewes sold to a buyer at Longreach for $126. Merino wether lambs remained firm, averaging $114, to sell from $57.50 to $150. From Thargomindah, 30kg May '19 drop wether lambs sold to a NSW buyer for $88.
Store lamb supply across the platform totalled 28,738 head, a decrease of 15,192 head, with clearance increasing to 87 per cent. Prices declined by 10c to average 385c, selling from 321c to 476c.
Highlights include Dec '18/Feb '19 drop Dorper wether lambs from Talwood sell for $105. July/Sep '19 drop 28kg Dorper mixed sex lambs from Morven sold for $117.