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In the Saleyards Roma



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.

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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

Charters Towers Cattle Sale RESULTS


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.

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