Emerald weaner steers hit 394c/kg

Weaner steers make 394c at Emerald

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Quality and condition was very good and competition was solid at the Emerald prime and store sale on April 11.

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Emerald yards 1000-plus.

Emerald yards 1000-plus.

With similar numbers to last week just over 1000 head were penned at Emerald on April 11.

A good representation was evident in all descriptions with a full buyer panel in attendance. The cattle were again drawn mostly from local areas with a few from Nebo and Jericho as well. Quality and condition were very good and competition was good, although not up to last week's strong sale levels.

Heavy bullocks over 550kg made to 290c to average 283c, steers 500-550kg reached 296c to average 293c, with steers 400-500kg making to 306c to average 277c, steers 350-400kg made to 361c to average 332c. Steers 280-350kg made to 392c to average 247c, while steers in the weaner weight ranges made to 394c to average 390c.

Heifers over 400kg made to 311c to average 280c, while heifers 350-400kg made to 314c and averaged 291c. Heifers 280-350kg reached 309c to average 299c, with heifers in the weaner weight ranges making to 364c to average 334c.

Heavy cows over 520kg reached 251c to average 241 cents, with cows 450-520kg making to 239c to average 230c, while cows 400-450kg made to 243c to average 238c.

A small yarding of cows and calves with the best to $1200/unit.

Sale Highlights

David and Anne Prince, Melaleuca, Capella consigned Droughtmaster steers to 294c to weigh 507kg or $1492.

The Hayden family, Janibee Valley, Capella sold Brangus cross steers to 306c to weigh 408kg or $1250.

The Barlow Family, Amaroo, Comet consigned Brangus steers to 375c to weigh 316kg and $1187. 

Colin Valler and Glenda Henry, Bellarine, Emerald sold Euro cross steers to 408c to weigh 169kg or $690.

Don and Kay Gordon, Spring Creek, Jericho sold Brangus cross heifers to 336c to weigh 234kg or $787.

The Beak family, Riverview, Comet consigned Santa cross heifers to 364c to weigh 218kg and $795.

John and Leonie Cumming, Glenesk, Anakie sold Euro cows to 243c to weigh 616kg and return $1499.  

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