Queensland cattle numbers totalled 5167 head last week, up 891 head from the previous week. Southern Queensland remained the top purchasing region for the week, with 3645 head secured.
Station mated cows and calves averaged $3597/hd, back $335. A line of Brahman/Hereford cows from Dalveen aged 8-12 years weighing 485kg liveweight returned $3340/hd and will travel to Wandoan.
PTIC cows averaged $2879/hd, up $154. A line of 80 Angus PTIC cows from St George aged four to nine years weighing 502kg liveweight returned $2760/hd and will travel to Bundarra, NSW.
PTIC heifers averaged $2732/hd, back $115. A line of Droughtmaster/Speckle Park cows from Blue Mountain aged 16 to 20 months weighing 391kg liveweight returned $2860/hd and will travel to Roma.
Heifers 200-280kg averaged 684c, back 17c. A large run of 137 Charolais Cross/Charbray heifers from Charters Towers returned 662c and will travel to Theodore. The heifers weighed 216kg liveweight and are 10 to 12 months old.
Heifers 330-400kg averaged 594c, up 29c. A line of 79 Santa Gertrudis heifers from Cunnamulla aged 18 to 22 months weighing 359kg liveweight returned 620c and will travel to Condobolin, NSW.
Steers 200-280kg averaged 711c, back 46c. A large run of 144 Droughtmaster steers from Hughenden weighing 210kg aged five to 10 months returned 859c liveweight and will travel to Dirranbandi.
Steers 280-330kg averaged 637c, up 17c. A line of 87 Santa Gertrudis steers from Longreach weighing 287kg liveweight and aged eight to 14 months returned 674c.
A small offering of Queensland sheep was listed last week, with a total of 3019 head.
Shedding breed lambs sold from $141-$400/hd to average $267/hd, back $46. A line of Dorper wether lambs from Cunnamulla weighing 39kg liveweight returned $188/hd and will travel to Victoria Hill.
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