Weaner heifers to 352c at Gracemere

Gracemere weaner heifers make 352c

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Cattle came from the usual local areas along with cattle from Collinsville and Bowen in the north to Miriam Vale in the south. Quality was quite good throughout however the absence of a couple of regular buyers kept prices in check.

Cattle came from the usual local areas along with cattle from Collinsville and Bowen in the north to Miriam Vale in the south. Quality was quite good throughout however the absence of a couple of regular buyers kept prices in check.

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Numbers declined due to wet weather conditions however most sectors of the market improved considerably at Gracemere cattle sale on May 19.

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A yarding of 1160 head were presented at Gracemere on Friday, May 19. Comprising of 590 steers, 320 heifers, 220 cows, 5x5 cows and calves and 25 bulls. Numbers declined due to wet weather conditions however most sectors of the market improved considerably.

Slaughter steers sold to 304c/kg to average 289c, steers 400-500kg made 320c to average 304c, steers 300-400kg topped 340c to average 307c, steers 200-300kg made 388c to average 348c, while those under 200kg sold to 414c to average 379c.

Slaughter cows sold to 238c to average 224c and cows 400-450kg made 244c to average 213c.

Heavy heifers sold to 300c to average 231c, heifers 300-400kg sold to 304c to average 256c, those in the 200-300kg range made 328c to average 284c, while heifers under 200kg sold to 352c to average 318c.

Bulls over 600kg topped 249c to average 226c, with those under 450kg making 328c to average 276c.

HIGHLIGHTS

Danastas Family, Middlemount, sold a line of Brahman cross ox to top at 285c weighing 568kg to return $1621.

Charlie & Jason Randell, Mt Stuart, sold Prime Brahman cows for 235c weighing 602kg returning $1423.

Wotonga, Nebo, sold Droughtmaster cross cows for 225c weighing 628kg returning $1415

Lester Boyle,Yarwun, sold No.6 light feeder steers for 306c weighing 362kg to return $1,108

Hardy Woodard, Eidsvold, sold Brangus weaner steers to top at 388c weighing 201kg to return $782.

B & M Peacock, Goovigen, sold Santa cross weaner steers to top at 340c to weigh 303kg and return $1031.

Reg Booth, Raglan, sold Angus cross weaner steers for 386c weighing 211kg returning $817.

Teemburra Station, Pinnacle, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers topping at 410c weighing 212kg returning $758.

Amber Rees, Koumala, sold Brangus cross weaner heifers for 308c weighing 240kg to return $739

The next Gracemere sale will be held on May 16 from 8.30am.

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