Queensland cattle numbers totalled 5826 head last week, down by 1613 head from the previous week. Southern Queensland was the top purchasing region, securing 1195 head.
Station mated cows and calves averaged 3309/hd. A line of Brangus cows from Coondoo aged 3.5 to 10 years with CAF returned $3200/hd. The cows weigh 537kg and will travel to Quinalow.
PTIC cows averaged $2728/hd. Topping the category included a line of Santa Gertrudis cows aged 3.6 to 3.9 years weighing 738kg returned $4975.
PTIC heifers averaged $2547/hd. A line of Angus heifers from Southbrook aged 21 to 24 months weighing 497kg returned $2950/hd.
Weaner steers weighing 200-280kg averaged 675c. A line of Droughtmaster/Santa Gertrudis steers from Mungallala aged 8 to 12 months weighing 201kg returned 700c and will travel to Boomi, NSW.
Steers weighing between 280-330kg averaged 622c. A line of Angus/Santa Gertrudis steers from St George aged nine to 14 months weighing 311kg returned 634c and will travel to Casino, NSW.
Heifers weighing between 200-280kg averaged 650c - an increase of 14c from last week. Santa Gertrudis heifers from Aramac aged 6-10 months weighing 216kg returned 677c.
Heifers weighing between 330-400kg averaged 575c. A line of Santa Gertrudis heifers from Aramac aged 15 to 20 months weighing 346kg returned 724c and will travel to Bell.
Queensland sheep numbers decreased by 3913 head to total 6275 head last week.
Merino ewe lambs averaged $226/hd - back $58. A line of 11 to 12-month-old Poll Merino ewe lambs from Yelarbon weighing 48kg returned $285/hd and will travel interstate to Bolivia, NSW.
Merino wether lambs averaged $144/hd. A total of 914 head offered across two lines of Sep/Oct '20 drop wethers from Dirranbandi returned $160/hd. The weathers weigh 44kg and will travel to Victoria Hill.
Merino wethers averaged $168/hd with the top line for the category hailing from Cunnamulla. The wethers aged three to five years weighing 65kg returned $184/hd and will travel to Coleambally, NSW.