Report Date: 12th May 2022
Total Yarding: 920
The continuing wet weather led to a reduced yarding of 920 head at Blackall today. The majority of the yarding were cattle from Northwest Queensland and one large consignment from the Norther Territory. Overall quality was mixed with most cattle in the D muscle category. Despite very wet selling conditions all the usual buyers were present and operating in a dearer market. Prime cattle lifted 10c to 30c dearer while feeder and restocker steers lifted by 15c to 50c/kg compared to the sale 3 weeks ago.
Light weight restocker steers were in short supply with most ‘D’ muscle lines averaging 575c to a top of 600.2c/kg. Restockers were active on the medium weight steers with those returning to the paddock reaching to 544.2c averaging 474c/kg. Heavy ‘C’ muscle feeder steers over 400kgs sold to solid demand selling to 526.2c averaging 513c while secondary lines averaged 464c/kg.
Heavy ‘C’ muscle heifers to kill lifted on previous weeks selling to 406.2c, heavy bullocks were up 27c selling to 416.2c, while a limited number of cows were penned selling to a top of 372.2c for medium weights to average 358c, up 25c/kg. Heavy cows over 500kgs also saw strong gains selling to 374.2c/kg.
Market reporter, Sam Hart.