A smaller yarding than the previous week saw 2140 head penned at CQLX Gracemere on Friday, comprised of 1009 steers, 632 heifers, 305 cows, 130 cows and calves and 89 bulls.
Cattle were drawn from most local areas together with some plainer conditioned cattle from Bowen, Nebo and Collinsville.
Quality was mixed throughout the yarding due to the number of small lines, however overall it was good. There was a full field of buyers present and value for prime cattle improved while lighter restocker and feeder type cattle eased on last week’s rates.
Slaughter steers sold to 260.2c, average 256.2c, steers 400-500kg made 278.2c, average 265.8c, steers 300-400kg reached 303.2c, average 271.6c, steers 200-300kg made 340.2c, average 284.5c and steers under 200kg sold to 320.2c, average 299.5c.
Slaughter cows sold to 254.2c, average 207.6c, cows 400-450kg made 222.2c, average 200c, cows 320-400kg reached 248.2c, average 170.8c, and cows under 320kg made 211.2c, average 131.4c.
Heavy heifers sold to 261.2c, average 245.9c, heifers 300-400kg made 264.2c, average 254.5c, heifers 200-300kg reached 268.2c, average 255.8c, and heifers under 200kg made 282.2c, average 271.2c.
Cows and calves sold to $1480/unit, average $1140.
Bulls over 600kg made 270c, average 233.9c, bulls 450-600kg reached 282.2c, average 250.3c and bulls under 450kg sold to 270.2c, average 249.1c.
John Hicks and family, Moura sold Brahman cross steers for 278c/kg weighing 425kg returning $1182p/hd.
Bob and Annette McCullough, Baralaba sold Brahman steers to 269c averaging 414kg to return $1098p/hd.
Cedar Creek Past. Co, Gogango sold Droughtmaster heifers for 254c weighing 482kg to return $1225p/hd.
Lisa McKinlay, Gogango sold Charbray heifers for 280c weighing 332kg and returning $930p/hd. The Deem family sold Bazadais cross weaner steers for 340c weighing 222kg to return $756p/hd.
Frank Ellrott, Nankin sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 322c weighing 268kg returning $866p/hd.
Ariens, Briskey, Downing, Calliope sold Brahman cows and calves for $1400/unit.