Light steers to 358.2c, av 315.8c at Gracemere

Light steers to 358.2c, av 315.8c at Gracemere


It was the largest yarding so far this year at Gracemere on Friday, with a total of 4336 head.


CQLX Agents penned the largest yarding so far this year with a total of 4336 head comprising of 1950 steers and bullocks, 1639 heifers, 582 cows, 123 cows and calves and 42 bulls/mickies.

Cattle were drawn mostly from local areas along with several lines north to Collinsville. Dry conditions continuing throughout the local Central Queensland area has affected confidence in buyers and prices reflected that with the market trending some 10-30c/kg easier across the board on most descriptions, in line with other selling centres this week.

Slaughter steers sold to  266.2c, average 250.1c, steers 400-500kg made 274.2c, average 259.3c, steers 300-400kg reached 336.2c, average 276.9c, steers 200-300kg made 356.2c, average 302.3c and steers under 200kg sold to 358.2c, average 315.8c.

Slaughter cows sold to 247.2c, average 194.6c, cows 400-450kg made 244.2c, average 188.1c, cows 320-400kg reached 195c, average 145.4c, and cows under 320kg made 146.2c, average 111c.

Heavy heifers sold to 256.2c, average 229.2c, heifers 300-400kg made 262.2c, average 239.7c, heifers 200-300kg reached 276.2c, average 229.5c, and heifers under 200kg made 272.2c, average 210.9c.

Cows and calves sold to $1825, average $1366.

Bulls over 600kg made 250.2c, average 234.3c, bulls 450-600kg reached 250.2c, average 217c and bulls under 450kg sold to 270.2c, average 221.1c.


D & S Flohr Wowan sold Droughtmaster cross bullock for 255c/kg weighing 634kg returning $1618/head.

Lisa McKinlay sold Brahman cross cows for 200c weighing 560kg returning $1121/head.

D & J Edminstone sold Santa cross steers for 268c weighing 484kg returning $1298/head.

Warren Token sold Santa cross feeder steers to a top of 264c weighing 479kg returning $1265/head.

Isla Downs P/Ship Nebo sold crossbred feeder steers to top at 271c weighing 464kg returning $1258/head.

Michael Hunt and family Ridgelands sold Droughtmaster steers for 336c weighing 273kg returning $917/head.

Kenwill Holdings Stanage Bay sold Brangus feeder heifers for 254c weighing 391kg returning $994/head.

MS Grazing Co Rockyview sold Droughtmaster No.7 heifers for 264c weighing 275kg to return $727/head.

Jarvis Collins, Pakington, Glenroy sold Brahman cross cows and  calves for $1825/unit.


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