CQLX combined agents yarded 1658 head at Gracemere sale on Friday, comprising of 792 steers and bullocks, 581 heifers, 159 cows, 28 cows and calves and 87 bulls and mickeys.
Cattle were drawn from Middlemount, Springsure Bowen, Biloela, Collinsville, Boyne Valley and local districts. The overall quality was similar to last week, however there were more prime bullocks and steers on offer this week and more buyers in the buying gallery which made for a competitive sale.
Slaughter steers sold to 276c, average 266c, steers 400-500kg made 264c, average 247c, steers 300-400kg reached 258c, average 226c, steers 200-300kg made 262c, average 230c and steers under 200kg sold to 260c, average 213c.
Slaughter cows sold to 219c, average 193c, cows 400-450kg made 215c, average 174c, cows 320-400kg reached 200c, average 151c, and cows under 320kg made 148c, average 132c.
Heavy heifers sold to 225c, average 221c, heifers 300-400kg made 242c, average 212c, heifers 200-300kg reached 218c, average 198c, and heifers under 200kg made 212c, average 196c.
Cows and calves sold to $1560. Bulls over 600kg made 246c, average 222c, bulls 450-600kg reached 264c, average 208c and bulls under 450kg sold to 258c, average 217c.
HIGHLIGHTS: Warwick Park Pastoral, Middlemount sold Charbray bullocks for 275c weighing 582kg to return $1600. Amberkolly Grazing Company, Bowen sold Brahman cross steers for 252c weighing 460kg to return $1160. Hicks family, Moura sold prime Droughtmaster cows to 217c weighing 606kg to return $1316. Thomasson family, Thangool sold Brangus steers for 258c weighing 397kg to return $1026.
N & E Richards, Mornish sold Droughtmaster steers for 262c weighing 282kg to return $738. Eiser family, Gogango sold Brangus steers to 242c weighing 239kg to return $579. G Spannagle, Alton Downs sold Brahman heifers for 228c weighing 370kg to return $844. KA Geddes, Springsure sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 238c weighing 346kg to return $825.