CQLX Agents had a reduced yarding of 1836 head at Gracemere on Friday, consisting of 824 steers and bullocks, 663 heifers, 194 cows, 25 cows and calves and 130 bulls and mickeys.
In keeping with the dry seasonal conditions it was a mixed quality yarding which saw cattle from Theodore to Bloomsbury and local areas in between. The competition from regular buyers along with restockers saw prices hold firm to dearer on last week’s market.
Slaughter steers sold to 266.2c, average 259.4c, steers 400-500kg made 278.2c, average 263.4c, steers 300-400kg reached 276.2c, average 258.3c, steers 200-300kg made 278.2c, average 248.4c and steers under 200kg sold to 258.2c, average 248.4c.
Slaughter cows sold to 230.2c, average 204.9c, cows 400-450kg made 249.2c, average 208.5c, cows 320-400kg reached 200c, average 158.3c, and cows under 320kg made 141.2c, average 91.8c.
Heavy heifers sold to 238.4c, average 236.2c, heifers 300-400kg made 225.4c, average 224.2c, heifers 200-300kg reached 240.2c, average 217.2c, and heifers under 200kg made 232.2c, average 208.5c.
Cows and calves averaged $680/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 249.2c, average 234.6c, bulls 450-600kg reached 256.2c, average 238.5c and bulls under 450kg sold to 250c, average 215.9c.
Needham Family, Marlborough, sold Charbray steers to top at 274c weighing 484kg returning $1328.
R & F Armstrong, Wowan, sold Droughtmaster steers to top at 276c weighing 468kg returning $1294.
Boongana Pty Ltd, Dingo, sold a run of Braford steers to average 257c averaging 239kg returning $616.
M Heath, Wowan, sold Brahman heifers to top at 240c weighing 409kg to return $980.
Neill-Ballantine family, Baralaba, sold a run Brahman cross heifers to average 230c averaging 356kg to return $822.
Frank Ellrott, Nankin, sold Droughtmaster heifers for 224c weighing 248kg to return $557.
Junee Pastoral Company, Dingo, sold a run of Grey Brahman and Brahman/Droughtmaster cross heifers to average 227c averaging 209kg to return $478 per head across the run.