Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Flooded Roads Reduce Supply to Markets across the State; Large Run of Feeder Descriptions at Warwick

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Flooded Roads Reduce Supply to Markets across the State; Large Run of Feeder Descriptions at Warwick

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RAIN plus more rain, followed by some serious flooding, will eventually be a major boost to the larger cattle producing areas of the state.

With floodwaters closing a number of roads in the south of the state, the supply of stock at physical markets covered by MLA's NLRS fell by 66 per cent.

Persistent rain across the Maranoa region continues to prevent the movement of stock resulting in both the Roma store and prime sale being postponed to late in the week.

Markets early in the week only suffered small reductions in supply as most stock were in transit before the rain commenced.

However, as the week progressed and the heavy rains moved east, Dalby experienced a massive drop of 90 per cent in supply.

The overall quality at Toowoomba was boosted by the Millmerran Show prime cattle exhibits and the standard at Warwick was fair to good with some large runs of feeder descriptions plus a fair line-up of bullocks and a good mix of cows.

The reduced supply at Dalby contained a fair selection of heavy yearling grades to the trade, while the majority were most suited to restockers and feeder operators. Heavy steers and bullocks were limited to just a few pens while a fair sample of cows contained mainly four-score classes.

Restocker's displayed the most strength in the market and values lifted accordingly. Slaughter descriptions of yearling steers, bullocks and cows received small improvements, nevertheless did not share the same enthusiasm as the feeder and restocker grades.

Cows dearer

CALVES to the trade averaged 176o and restocker classes reached 215.2o with most around 199o/kg.

Vealer steers mostly sold around 180o, with isolated sales to restocker's reaching 234.2c/kg. Vealer heifers generally sold in the 170o/kg range with a few heavy grades to local butchers making to 201.2o/kg. …

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