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In the Saleyards Roma


TUESDAY 16th JULY 2019

Yarding: 8,273 head. 

Cattle numbers rose by 1125 to 8273 head at the Roma Store Sale. A large panel of buyers was operating with an increased processor presence. Cattle were drawn from a wider supply area. Yearling steers and heifers dominated the yarding and cows were present in increased numbers. The overall quality was good however the featured lines of last week were absent. Demand was firm for young cattle and processor competition was strong for cows. Lightweight yearling steers under 280kg fell by 5c to 17c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg fell by 5c to 28c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to restockers rose by 4c/kg. Heavy weight yearling feeder steers fell by 1c/kg. A large sample of lightweight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers fell by 10c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed fell by 1c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows rose by 21c and the medium weight 3 score cows rose by 12c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows rose by 23c/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

Charters Towers Cattle Sale RESULTS


Yarding: 1,182 head.

Numbers increased by 125 head to 1182 cattle in Charters Towers, however there was reduced numbers of heavy prime cattle in a very mixed quality yarding. Heavy prime cows and bullocks sold firm, while plainer lines eased and store cattle sold to to improved rates. One central processor added competition on suitable lines, supported by two live exporters, and regular backgrounders and restockers. Cattle were drawn from Mt Isa, Coen, Mt Surprise, Ingham, local and coastal areas. 

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