Toowoomba report date 12 Nov 2018
Numbers increased by 144 head to 672 and there was a wide variation in quality across most classes.
A fair panel of export and feeder buyers was present and operating, however, restocker buyers were selective in their purchases.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock could not maintain the levels of the previous sale and averaged over 40c/kg cheaper, although some of the decreases could be attributed to the quality penned. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market experienced very little change in price. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background eased 14c to 16c/kg.
Medium weight yearling heifers to the trade sold to strong demand.
There were too few heavy grown steers and bullocks to quote.
Cows generally sold close to firm following the decline experienced in the previous sale.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 300.2c to average 289c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market sold to 310.2c to average 284c, while medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 313.2c to average
292c/kg. Most light weight yearling heifers sold for approximately 250c, with some reaching 274.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to the trade made to an isolated sale of 320.2c, with the largest numbers close to 283c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 270c to average 268c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 206c and the best of the medium weights averaged 240c/kg.
Good heavy cows made to 255.2c, with a small selection averaging 250c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 274.2c/kg.
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