Emerald agents yarded just over 1900 cattle at the weekly sale on November 9, an increase on numbers from last week’s sale.
All categories were well represented with some northern and western influence, with all types coming under strong competition.
Heavy bullocks over 550kg made to 274c to average 267 cents, steers 500-550kg reached 296c to average 277 cents, while steers 400-500kg made to 293c to average 279 cents, steers 350-400kg were too few to quote, steers 280-350kg reached 364c to average 320 cents, while steers in the weaner weight ranges made to 388c to average 363 cents.
Heifers over 400kg reached 279c to average 263 cents, with heifers 350-400kg making to 278c to average 267 cents, heifers 280-350kg made to 307c to average 269 cents, while heifers in the weaner weight ranges made to 343c to average 302 cents.
Heavy cows over 520kg reached 239c to average 232 cents, with cows 450-520kg making to 237c to average 231 cents. No cows and calves were penned this week.
The Esmond family, Lucknow, Emerald sold Euro cross bullocks to 266c to weigh 670kg or $1784, The Prewett family, Glendariwell, Emerald sold Brangus cross steers to 381c to weigh 277kg or $1058.
Robbie and Veronica Ryan, Bridgeflats, Emerald sold Droughtmaster steers reaching to 365c to weigh 204kg and $746, Charlie McKinlay and family, Blood Wood, Yamala sold Brangus heifers to 264c and weighed 464kg and $1226.
Ryan and Chloe Hodgkinson, Cairo, Clermont consigned Droughtmaster heifers to 320c to weigh 264kg or $846, Noel and Dallas Daley, Wilford, Willows sold Brahman cross heifers to 364c to weigh 385kg or $1017.
The Cox family, Mt Surprise, Alpha sold Euro cross heifers reaching 278c to weigh 359kg or $998, Jono and Carmel Tibbles, Westlyn, Springsure offered Droughtmaster cross cows to 236c to weigh 558kg or $1318. The Ward family, Jabiru, Emerald sold Euro cross cows to 234c to weigh 531kg or $1244.