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Murgon Report 5.03.2019

 

750 were yarded in Murgon Tuesday with prices for all descriptions cheaper on the previous sale.  The market is struggling under the sheer weight of numbers created by dry conditions.  Heavy Bulls sold to $2.30 and $1830.00.  Bullocks topped at $2.52 c/kg for $1530.00.  Cows over 500 kg sold to $1.97 c/kg.  Cows 400 – 500 kg sold to $1.80 c/kg.  Lighter Cows under 400 kg struggled to $1.40 c/kg.  Export Heifers topped at $2.20 c/kg for $1170.0.  Cattle were drawn from Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Yarraman, Nanango, Kingaroy & locally.  374 kg Santa cross steers from Gayndah sold to $2.34 c/kg and $880.00.  Droughtmaster steers from Goomeri weighing 366 kg sold for $800.00 at $2.18 c/kg.  310 kg Droughtmaster steers from Crownthorpe sold to $2.30 c/kg returning $707.00.  2 pens of Charbray weaner steers from Eidsvold sold for $638.00 (2.31) & $500.00 (2.34).  256 kg Simmental cross weaner steers form Gayndah sold for $577.00 and $2.25 c/kg.  Angus weaner steers from Yarraman also sold for $2.25 c/kg for $522.00.  387 kg Santa heifers from Goomeri sold for $810.00 at $2.09 c/kg.  Simmental cross heifers weighing 330 kg sold for $664.00 at $2.00 c/kg.  A big percentage of the weaner heifers sold between $1.60 & $1.80 c/kg.  Cows & Calves sold to $760.00.  The next Murgon sale is on Tuesday the 19th of March at 8.30 am.        

Market Summary 5/3/19            
Murgon Saleyards # # av c/kg max c/kg av $/hd Max $/hd
Bulls 25   194.4 230.2 $826.39 $1,978.00
Cows 142   152 197.2 $771.62 $1,350.82
Cows and Calves 20 20     $750.00 $760.00
Heifers 280   179.4 223.2 $577.57 $1,166.00
Steers & Bullocks 191   216.4 252.2 $674.44 $1,525.00
Total 1019 32 225.9 284.2 $787.00 $2,128.00