Heavy cows up 6c to make 212c at early Emerald sale

Emerald heavy cows up 6c to 212c

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Generally the quality was quite mixed with a yarding of heavier weight local cattle and lightweight western store cattle at Emerald on January 18.

With Australia Day holiday on Friday, Emerald agents moved the regular Thursday sale to Tuesday, January 23, to offer 1050 cattle.

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Quality was not to the usual standard, but the better lines did shine in their own weight categories.

The general trend was slightly easier than the previous sale with the exception of heavy cows lines that lifted by up to 6c.

No bullocks to quote this week, heavy steers 500-550kg reached 274c/kg to average 272c, heavy heifers over 400kg sold to 257c to average 234c, heavy cows over 520kg made as much as 212c to average 209c, cows 450-520kg topped at 209c to average 205c, while heavy bulls over 600kg sold to 230c.

In the store section, heavy feeder steers 400-500kg sold to 277c to average 267c, steers 350-400kg made to 300c to average 260c and 280-350kg steers topped at 350c to average 307c..

Meanwhile, 200-280kg weaner steers reached 369c to average 316, while light steers under 200kg made as much as 367c.

Feeder heifers 350-400kg topped at 253c to average 249c, 280-350kg heifers sold to 263c for the average of 254c, 200-280kg heifers reached 264c to average 254c while light heifers under 200kg made as much as 311c.

The Kleier family, Luxor, Dysart offered 376kg Droughtmaster cross heifers to make 251c and $945, while Lloyd Stranks, Sunnyvale, Willows had 480kg Brahman cows sell to 208c and $1000.

Emerald prime and store sale presented a mixed yarding of 1400 with values up and down compared to last week’s sale.

Emerald prime and store sale presented a mixed yarding of 1400 with values up and down compared to last week’s sale.

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