Emerald Agents yarded just under 1200 head at the weekly sale on Thursday. Some weight range categories witnessed a fall in the market mainly due to the mixed quality on offer. Slaughter cattle were limited with little change on the back of last week’s rates once again mainly quality driven.
Heavy bullocks over 550kg made to 251c to average 241c, with steers 500-550kg making to 259c to average 250c, steers 400-500kg made to 260c to average 243c, while steers 350-400kg topped at 259c to average 255c, 280-350kg steers made to 259c to average 252c, while steers in the weaner weight ranges made to 263c to average 243c.
Heavy heifers over 400kg reached 225c to average 216c, with heifers 350-400kg making to 217c to average 202c, 280-350kg heifers made to 215c to average 191c, while heifers in the weaner weight ranges made to 206c to average 178c.
Cows over 520kg made to 185c to average 181c, with cows 450-520kg making to 184c to average 169c. A mixed line-up of cows and calves saw the best to $800/unit.
Highlights: Mike and Vicki Donovan, Coolibah Capella sold Euro cross steers to 259c to weigh 51kg or $1377. Stuart and Raywin Donovan, Old Gordon, Capella sold Euro cross steers to 260c to weigh 432kg and return $1124.
John Sullivan, Cowley, Springsure consigned Braford cross steers reaching 249c to weigh 235kg or $587. The Spencer family, Mayfield, Willows sold Brahman cross cows to 185c and weighed 511kg to return $946. The Sibson family, Cotherstone, Dysart sold Droughtmaster cross heifers reaching 206c to weigh 260kg or $536.