A yarding of 2841 head was presented at Gracemere on September 15 comprising of 1110 steers, 929 heifers, 238 cows, 122 cows and calves and 32 bulls.
Most cattle came from local areas but there were also lines from as far as Bowen, Nebo and Mackay.
There were some good lines throughout the sale however it was a mixed offering in both quality and finish in some sections. Prices eased slightly on last week’s rates for most categories today as cattle are starting to show the effects of the deteriorating season.
There was a good turnout of buyers although most have been watching the season and grass supplies and remained within limits.
Slaughter steers topped 268.2c/kg to average 238.2c/kg, steers 400-500kg made 277.2c to average 257.1c, steers 300-400kg sold to 320c to average 278.2c, steers 200-300kg topped at 374.2c to average 307.5c, while steers under 200kg made 348.2c to average 314.8c.
Slaughter cows sold to 243.2c to average 202.8c, cows 400-450kg topped 214.2c to average 182c, cows 320-400kg made 188.2c to average 174.1c.
Heavy heifers topped 262.2c to average 246.2c, heifers 300-400kg made 264.2c to average 245.7c, heifers 200-300kg sold to 288.2c to average 250.2c, heifers under 200kg sold to 274.2c to average 268.2c.
Cows and calves sold to $1200 per unit to average $900.
Bulls over 600kg sold to 219.2c to average 196.7c, bulls 450kg-600kg made 260.2c to average 235.1c, while bulls under 450kg sold to 270.2c to average 308.2c.
Radel Family, Thangool, sold steers to top at 318c weighing 338kg to return $1076.
Will Baker, Goovigen, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to a top of 346c weighing 257kg to return $892.
Ross Rideout and family, Mt Larcom, sold Droughtmaster cows for 229c weighing 537kg to return $1231.
Michael Sheridan, Gogango, sold quality Charbray weaner steers to a top of 358c weighing 234kg to return $839.
AJ&P Davison, Mt Donald, Clermont, sold EU Charbray weaner heifers to top at 288c weighing 274kg to return $790 their weaner steers topped at 368c/kg weighing 265kg to return $886p/hd.
Pink Hills Pastoral Co, Hollands Bay, sold No 5 Brahman heifers for 254c weighing 440kg to return $1053.
The Boswood Family, Rossmoya, sold steers to a top of 250c weighing 500kg to return $1250.
Finley Cocks, Duaringa, sold Brahman weaner steers to a top of 334c weighing 268kg to return $895.
The next Gracemere sale is scheduled for September 22 starting from 8.30am.