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Market Eases Back
 
The market for most descriptions was tougher for the 600 yarded in Murgon on Tuesday. Better quality weaner steers still sold to fairly firm values topping at $3.66 c/kg. Values for export cattle, feeder types and weaner heifers were all easier. Cattle were drawn from Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Durong, Yarraman, Nanango, Kingaroy & local areas. Very few export bullocks were yarded. Heavy Bulls sold to fairly firm rates topping at $2.56 c/kg for $2230.00. Cows over 500 kg sold to 2.23 c/kg and $1570.00. Cows 400 – 500 kg were cheaper selling to $2.10 c/kg averaging $1.93 c/kg. Lighter Cows under 400 kg sold to $1.60 c/kg. G & F Stumm Goomeri sold Charolais x steers for $3.00 c/kg to return $1417.00. L Yesberg Tansey sold Droughtmaster steers for $1462.00 (2.90), $1417.00 (2.98) and $1446.00 (2.73). S & D Hansen Murgon sold 420 kg Santa steers for $1180.00. 305 kg Angus cross steers from L & H Grant Merlwood sold to $979.00 at $3.05 c/kg. A draft of 64 Droughtmaster steers with an average weight of 318 kg, A/c Myora Pastoral Johnstown sold for $936.00 at $3.02 c/kg average. 312 kg Droughtmaster steers from M Pethers Mt McEuen sold to $911.00 at $2.91 c/kg. 228 kg Santa weaner steers from Wheatlands sold for $3.66 c/kg to return $834.00. Angus cross weaner steers from Yarraman sold for $783.00 at $3.58 c/kg. 263 kg Charolais cross weaner steers from A & R Barsby Tansey sold for $891.00 at $3.38 c/kg. Stuart Dingle Mt Perry sold Braford cross steers for $3.33 c/kg for $720.00. Kennedy & Hefferan Murgon also sold Simmental cross weaner steers for $3.33 c/kg for $743.00. Light Charbray weaner steers from Gayndah sold to $646.00 at $3.55 c/kg. Merlwood Enterprises sold a draft of 416 kg crossbred heifers for an average of $2.63 c/kg for $1095.00, the tops being Charbray heifers at $2.75 c/kg and $1114.00. 305 kg Angus heifers sold for $2.85 c/kg returning $872.00. Charolais weaner heifers from R & O Rankin Brigooda sold for $670.00 and $2.85 c/kg. Angus weaner heifers from S Lavaring, Kingaroy sold for $2.80 c/kg returning $605.00. The Davies family Yarraman sold Braford cross weaner heifers for $681.00 at $2.75 c/kg.

 

Market Summary 8/08/2017          
Murgon Saleyards Weights/KG # av c/kg max c/kg av $/hd Max $/hd
Yearling Steers 0-330 9 254.4 304.2 $587.91 $596.23
             

Steers

0-400 224 301.5 366.2 $858.48 $1,128.80

 

400-500 32 281.8 300 $1,248.22 $1,417.81
  500-600 16 280.3 290 $1,446.44 $1,462.43
  600-750 1 251.2 251.2 $1,532.32 $1,532.32
             
Yearling Heifers 0-330 9 290.2 290.2 $556.22 $556.22
             
Heifers 0-540 171 263.4 285.2 $710.95 $1,287.99
             
Bulls 0-450 25 279 320 $686.32 $919.50
  450-600 6 235.6 243.2 $1,278.31 $1,398.40
  Over 600 6 237.2 256.2 $1,885.76 $2,228.94
             
Cows 0-400 6 148.8 150 $572.76 $583.50
  400-520 40 193.2 210.2 $986.86 $1,036.99
  Over 520 29 205.1 223.2 $1,263.65 $1,570.96
             
Total   574 264.4 366.2 $874.52 $2,228.94