Gracemere agents penned 2993 head on February 16, up by 850 head on last week’s sale and consisting of 1325 steers, 1108 heifers, 438 cows, 47 cows and calves, 75 bulls and mickies.
Cattle came from local areas along with several large consignments from Nebo, Collinsville, Bowen and Mackay.
The biggest and possibly the best line up of heavy bullocks seen at Gracemere for a long time were presented. The usual buyers operated although restockers have declined as paddocks fill and feed dwindles.
Slaughter steers sell to a top of 264.2c/kg to average 245.1c/kg, steers 400-500kg made 274.2c to average 254.8c, steers 300-400kg topped 302.2c to average 272.2c, steers 200-300kg sold to 352.2c to average 293.6c, while steers under 200kg topped 338.2c to average 300.5c.
Slaughter cows sold to 276.2c to average 199.5c, cows 400-450kg made 243.2c to average 193.9c, cows 320-400kg topped 223.2c to average 177.6c, while cows 0–320kg sold to 100c to average 79.7c.
Heavy heifers sold to 246.2c to average 199.8c, heifers 300-400kg made 288.2c to average 245.2c, heifers 200-300kg made 292.2c to average 249.7c, while heifers under 200kg topped 266.2c tp average 228.4c.
Cows and calves made $1360 to average $1233.
Bulls over 600kg made 340.2c to average 231.3c, bulls in the 450kg-600kg weight range sold to 340.2c to average 253.2c, while bulls under 450kg sold to 272.2c to average 245.2c.
Danastas family, Middlemount sold Brahman bullocks for 250c/kg weighing 650kg returning $1625.
Everingham family, Barmoya sold Brahman feeder steers for 266c/kg weighing 420kg returning $1118.
Barlow Park, Yeppoon sold Brangus weaner steers for 352c/kg weighing 214kg returning $755.
Charlevue cattle Co, Dingo sold Brangus weaner steers for 320c/kg weighing 311kg returning $997, their No.6 heifers made 272c/kg weighing 390kg returning $1060.
Fred Rowe, Banana sold Droughtmaster cows for 240c/kg weighing 668kg returning $1604.
Peter and Sue Gray, Alton Downs sold young Santa cross cows and calves for $1360/unit
Day Grazing, St Lawrence sold grey Brahman heifers for 240c/kg weighing 409kg returning $982.
Parraweena Cattle Co, Banana sold crossbred No.7 heifers for 276c/kg weighing 314kg returning $868.