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In the Saleyards

ROMA STORE SALE RESULTS

TUESDAY 19TH MARCH 2019

Yarding: 2, 213 head. 

Cattle numbers fell after recent patchy rainfall over the supply area, down by 2,248 head to 2,213 head at the Roma Store Sale. Cattle were drawn from the usual supply area and a good panel of buyers was present and saw increased restocker competition for heifers. Steers dominated the yarding and the overall quality was mixed. Prices rose markedly across most categories. Lightweight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers rose by 20c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers rose by 17c to 24c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows rose by 38c, while medium weight 3 score cows rose by 46c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows rose by 54c/kg.

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Bovine Johne’s Disease Management in the Northern Territory

Bovine Johne’s Disease Management in the Northern Territory

Following national deregulation and commencing July 1, 2017, the Northern Territory will be transitioning from the interim BJD management position of JBAS 7 to JBAS 6 for entry of cattle.

The Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) has consulted comprehensively with both NTCA members, which represent over 90% of the NT cattle herd, NT Department of Primary Industries and Resources (DPIR) staff and other stakeholders, to develop an informed and comprehensive industry position for the ongoing management of Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD).

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In the Saleyards

Charters Towers Cattle Sale RESULTS

WEDNESDAY 20TH MARCH 2019

Yarding: 520 head.

With isolated storms across the north and local area and the potential of further rain in the coming week, numbers declined by more than 1,300 head for a yarding of 520 cattle for Charters Towers Combined Selling Agents this week, comprising of mostly store steers and heifers. The absence of significant lines of cattle were a factor in the reduced offering, along with a recent contraction of values across many classes of cattle. The lack of prime cattle only saw one processor operating, however the return of one feeder buyer accompanied by local restockers and backgrounders ensured most store values were firm to dearer on last sale. Cattle comprised of one line of northern steers, with several smaller lines on offer. Cattle were drawn from Normanton, Einasleigh, Townsville, Mt Coolon and local areas. Light weight vealer steers to restockers improved 5c on last week, while similar light weight yearling steers to restockers eased by 11c/kg. Yearling steers over 280kg to restockers eased 8c, however similar steers to feed increased up to 27c/kg, with most destined for live export. Yearling steers over 330kg returning to paddock sold firm, to average 258c/kg. Light weight heifers increased up to 8c, while a selection of better quality yearling heifers to feed improved by more than 35c/kg on last sale. A limited offering of heavy 2 score cows to processing sold firm on the previous fortnight, while 2 score cows to restockers sold firm on last sale.

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