Queensland cattle numbers increased by 4587 head to total 10,969 head last week. Yearling and grown heifers made up 37 per cent of the state's offering. Southern Queensland was the top purchasing region, securing 3593 head.
NSM cows and calves averaged $3396/hd. A line of five to 11-year-old cows with calves at foot from Roma weighing 479kg returned $3325/hd and will travel interstate to Blayney, NSW.
PTIC cows averaged $2911/hd. Three even lines of PTIC cows from Goondiwindi aged four years and weighing 585kg returned $3600/hd and will travel to Quirindi, NSW.
Heifers weighing between 200-280kg sold from 380c to 668c to average 570c. Charolais heifers from Injune aged eight to 10 months weighing 237kg returned 626c and will travel to Inverell, NSW.
Heifers weighing between 280-330kg sold from 460c to 711c to average 563c. A line of Composite/Angus heifers aged eight to 15 months from Blackall returned 566c and will travel to Lavington, NSW.
Steers weighing 280-330kg sold from 380c to 668c to average 570c. Angus steers from Boondooma aged seven to 11 months weighing 295kg returned the top price for the category and will travel to Dalby.
Steers weighing between 330-400kg sold from 361c to 567c to average 502c. A line of Angus yearling trade steers from Hodgson aged 18-23 months weighing 369kg returned 584c.
Queensland sheep numbers increased by 3717 head to total 7764 head. Merino wether lambs made up 47pc of the total offering.
Merino wether lambs sold from $120 to $240/hd to average $155/hd. Sep/Oct '20 drop trade wether lambs from Cunnamulla weighing 52kg returned $186/hd and will travel to Epsom, VIC.
Shedding breed lambs sold from 486c to 886c to average 685c. A line of 400 Jan/Feb '21 White Dorper/Dorper trade wether lambs from Morven weighing 40kg returned 486c and will travel to Victoria Hill.