Charters Towers Cattle Sale RESULTS
WEDNESDAY 25th MARCH 2020
Yarding: 2,975 head
A yarding of 2,844 cattle were presented in Charters Towers, a reduction of 304 head on last sale. The prime cattle offering comprised of mixed quality lines, however some very good heavy lines of bullocks and cows, attracted strong demand for heavy yielding types from processors. Store cattle displayed improved weight on recent weeks, with quality contributing to the improvement. All regular processors and feeder/backgrounder buyers were in attendance and operating relative to quality for the cattle drawn from Mt Isa, Normanton, Richmond, Greenvale, Mt Coolon, local and coastal areas. Light weight vealer steers to restockers lifted 20c, while heifers to processors eased by more than 20c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 17c lower, while those below 280kg to feed improved in price by up to 30c/kg. Grown heifers to the trade sold firm to 12c/kg dearer depending on quality. Strong demand for good lines of heavy bullocks saw prices increase 3c to 5c/kg, while medium and heavy weight cows sold firm on last sale. Heavy bulls to processors eased 5c to 8c/kg.
ROMA STORE SALE RESULTS
TUESDAY 7th APRIL 2020
Yarding: 3,618 head.
Cattle numbers continued to ease at the Roma Store Sale, falling by 2,116 head to see a total yarding of 3,618 head. Cattle were drawn from Western Queensland were again present in numbers, accounting for just under two thirds of the total yarding. A good panel of regular buyers was present and operating. Steers dominated the yarding, however cow numbers increased this week. The overall quality of the yarding was mixed. Prices improved from the previous week across most categories, and Agents advise that the upwards trend could be attributed to the reduced supply of cattle available across the markets this week.
CHANGES TO LPA NVD IN 2020
New versions of LPA NVDs (0720) for all species – sheep, goats, cattle (including EU) and bobby calves - will be available from 1 July 2020. These changes will include the removal of the agent’s declaration and the inclusion of a destination PIC. More information about the specific changes will be provided closer to the release date of 1 July.
For a period of six months, from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020, both updated and current NVD versions will be accepted.
LIVEXCHANGE 2019 CONFERENCE SUMMARY
IN-MARKET INSIGHTS - PANEL DISCUSSION
Facilitator: Greg Pankhurst, President QLEA
Take Home Points - Indonesia
🔅Daily weight gain in Indonesian feedlots used to average 0.9kg/day in the 90s and has grown to average up to 2.0kg/day. This is credited to the producers and their efforts to breed livestock with higher weight gains. Also credited to the efforts of feedlots and their feeding regimes.
🔅Indonesia consumers are wanting quality cattle & beef. Majority of the population is on Muslim religion and preference fresh slaughter.
🔅Indian Buffalo Meat (IBM) does hold a place in the Indonesian market and is stabilised. However will not replace the demand for quality Australian beef.
🔅IBM (frozen & boxed) has been imported into Indonesia for over 2 years. Approx. 150,000tonne.
🔅There will always be external threats and competition within the market, however the point of difference with Australian beef/cattle is the reliable, consistent flow of livestock from abattoirs.
🔅Indonesia’s animal heard is very important to them. Many parts of the country are self sufficient in beef. Australian imports compliment Indonesians own herd.
🔅Indonesians consume 2.4kg/per person/per year. It is estimated if this increases to 3kg, an extra 500,000 head will be required to meet this demand.
🔅Recent legislation requires Indonesia feedlots to hold 5% of feeder/breeder heifers within their facilities to hold a licence. Opportunity here for feeder heifer exports.
CHANGES TO NLIS DEVICE ORDER FORMS
For Queensland members, effective 1 October a form will need to be completed to request NLIS device order forms. CLICK HERE for the form.
With the introduction of the Biosecurity Act 2014, all persons who deal with livestock are required to be registered as registered biosecurity entities (RBEs). NLIS Device Requests will be withheld until renewal has taken place. Further information is available HERE.
2019 STOCKPLACE TOP END PURSE RESULTS
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 TOP END PURSE WINNER - LAINE BENNETT
||STELMO QUEEN BEE
||Tony & Lindy Hick
||Chris & Ben Hall
||Darcy & Denise Davison
||Barry & Kimberly Johnson
||DARLEA CUTTIN ACRES
||Ken and Leigh Ford
||Tony & Lindy Hick
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