BLACKALL CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – THURSDAY 16TH JUNE 2022

  • Yarding Numbers: 1,100
  • Location: Blackall
  • Date: June 16, 2022

Numbers held firm at 1,100 head this week at Blackall. Most cattle were drawn from the local catchment areas and overall quality was good. All the usual buyers were present and active however prices for prime cattle could not maintain the levels of the previous weeks. The return of a regular feeder operator saw a lift in both medium weight yearling steers and heifers. A small number of restocker cattle were on offer and buyers operated selectively.

Light weight restockers steers under 200kg saw a top of 728c/kg, those 200 to 280kg steers made to 680 to average 614c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers sold to 554.2 to average 541c and restockers paid up to 602c/kg for those returning to the paddock. An increase in quality saw a lift in heavy feeder prices with feeder operators paying up to 520c to average 513c/kg.

Light weight restocker heifers made to 606.2 to average 548c while medium weight heifers to feed were pushed along by an extra feeder operator with the top pen selling to 514.2 to average 494c/kg. Heavy feeder heifers also saw good competition selling to 496.2 and averaging 454c/kg.

Prime grown steers lost ground this week selling to 402.2 while those going onto feed made to 446c/kg. Medium cows made to 225c to average 311c, and good heavy cows sold to 343c averaging 332c/kg. Heavy bulls held firm on last week making to 340.2 to average 329c/kg.

Category QTY Average c/kg High c/kg AV $ High $/hd
Bull (0-450kg)
Bull 450kg+ 38 327 372 $2332 $3572
 
Cow 300 – 400kg 23 284 290 $1095 $1119
Cow 400 – 500kg 89 315 358 $1461 $1770
Cow 500kg+ 144 330 342 $1977 $2491
 
Heifer 0 – 220kg 15 525 606 $995 $1283
Heifer 220 –280kg 43 498 550 $1304 $1490
Heifer 280 –350kg 45 400 468 $1305 $1577
Heifer 350 –450kg 98 461 514 $1860 $2120
Heifer 450kg+ 36 395 442 $1935 $2376
 
Steer 0 – 220kg 13 646 728 $1235 $1492
Steer 220 – 280kg 51 660 837 $1596 $1754
Steer 280 – 350kg 125 572 650 $1810 $2113
Steer 350 – 400kg 72 531 568 $1954 $2101
Steer 400 – 550kg 101 459 520 $2131 $2581
Steer 550kg+ 28 392 402 $2327 $2503
Mickey
 
Cows & Calves 22 $2161 $2280
PTIC Heifers

Highlights

JL and LI Davison, sold Angus cross feeder steers for a top of 502 c/kg weighing 501 kg to return $2518 per head.

TM and KJ Joseland, “Eltham, Isisford sold Droughtmaster cross cows to a top of 335 c/kg weighing 595 kg to return $1993 per head.

Killarney Park Grazing, “Killarney Park”, Tambo sold Santa cows to a top of 330 c/kg weighing 755 kg to return $2491 per head.

DR and KA Neilson, “Two Rivers”, Boulia, sold Charolais X Steers for 660.2 c/kg weighing an average of 253 kg for a return of $1672 p/hd.

Jack Neilson, “Two Rivers” Boulia, sold Charolais X Steers for 638.2 c/kg weighing an average of 315kgs for a return of $2013 p/hd.

Michael Nielson, “Two Rivers”, Boulia, sold Brahman Steers for 572.2c/kg weighing an average of 343kgs for a return of $1964 p/hd.

RA Russell Pastoral Company, “Sumnervale”, Blackall, sold Santa Gertrudis Cows for 342.2c/kg weighing an average of 694kgs for a return of $2375p/hd.

Braidwood Investments “Braidwood” Jundah sold Droughtmaster Heifers 484.2 weighing 402 kg to return $1947/hd.

Clarendon Cattle C“Ballygar” Aramac sold Droughtmaster cross Heifers for 514.2 weighing 363 kg returning $1867.

Gray Partnership, “Abrach” Muttaburra sold Santa steers for 520.2 weighing 473 kg to return $2460.

Gray partnership “Abrach” Muttaburra sold Santa Steers for 568.2 weighing 351 kg to return $1996.

James Morton “Jabiru” Aramac sold Droughtmaster Steers for 402.2 weighing 622 kg to return $2503.

Romulus Pastoral Trust,“Romulus” Blackall sold Charolais cross heifers for  496.2 weighing 402 kg returning $1997.

CL & SM Woltmann “Lydia” Winton sold Santa X Steers for 636.2 weighing 275 kg returning $1754.

Hat Creek, Tara sold Angus X Steers for 470c/kg averaging 440kg returning $2,068/head.

Parker Grazing P/L ‘Clare’ Jericho sold a Brahman X Bull for 340.2c/kg weighing 1,050kg returning $3,572.10.

Stringer Family Trust, Charters Towers sold Brahman X Cows for 302.c/kg averaging 442.5kg returning $1,337.24/head.