Blackall Combined Agents yarded 767 head at Thursday’s prime and store sale. Although there was a smaller yarding prices still held firm and even improved in some categories due to isolated rain in some parts of Queensland and NSW. Cattle were sourced locally from Blackall, Tambo, Barcaldine, Longreach, Winton, Aramac, Isisford and Yaraka.
Steers over 550kg sold to 284.2c, average 278.9c, steers 400-550kg made 290.2c, average 268.3c, steers 350-400kg reached 240c, average 196.5c, steers 280-350kg made 276.1c, average 271.9c, steers 220-280kg sold to 284.2c, averaging 266.4c, and steers under 220kg sold to 276.2c, average 264.5c. Mickeys made to 254.2c, to average 250.2c.
Heifers over 450kg sold to 224.2c, averaging 224.2c, heifers 350-450kg made 237.2c, average 226.7c, heifers 280-350kg reached 211.2c, average 198.6c, heifers 220-280kg sold to 226.2c, averaging 197.5c, and heifers under 220kg made 226.2c, average 206.8c.
Bulls over 450kg made 222.2c, average 185.6c, and bulls under 450kg sold to 220.2c, average 167.3c.
Cows 300-400kg sold to 186.2c, average 184.4c, cows 400-500kg made 250.2c, average 210.9c, and cows over 500kg reached 238.2c, to average 232c.
BF & RC Birchley,Gartmore, Tambo sold a quality draft of Braford bullocks selling to a top of 280.2c weighing 660kg $1848. The lighter draft of bullocks sold to a top 290.2c weighing 537kg returning $1560.
Patrick Heumiller, Iona, Blackall sold a Droughtmaster bullock to a top of 282.2c weighing 545kg returning $1538.
William Britton, Sandila, Winton, sold Hereford cross bullocks for 284.2c, weighing 815kg to return $2316.23.
Moonbong Partnership, Ravensbourne, Blackall sold Santa Gertrudis bulls for 216.2c that weighed 1675kg to return $1810.68/hd.
William Britton, Sandila, Winton, sold Hereford bulls at 219.2c, weighing 835kg to return $1830.32/head
The Enniskillen Past Co, Boongoondoo, Jericho sold Santa Gertrudis cows for 220.2c that weighed 447.3kg to return $1027.86/hd.
BJ & JJ Eggerling, Wynn Downs, Longreach sold a top quality draft of Santa cross cows selling to a top of 236.2c weighing 525kg returning $1240.
Patrick Heumiller,Iona, Blackall sold Charolais cross cows to a top of 250.2c weighing 490kg returning $1226.
DG & LA Cox, Mt Surprise, Alpha, sold Brahman cross cows for 238.2c, weighing 552.8kg to return $1316.72/head. W & A Phelps, Kootchie, Tambo, sold Charbray heifers for 237.2c, weighing 379.5kg to return $900.28/head
Ashley Smith, Strathroy, Hughenden sold a good quality draft of Charbray steers selling to a top of 284.2c weighing 240kg returning $676.
Ballater Past Co, Ballater, Hughenden sold a good quality draft of Droughtmaster cross steers selling to a top of 276.2c weighing 227kg returning $628.
BJ & JJ Eggerling sold a good quality draft of Santa cross steers selling to a top of 274.2c weighing 311kg returning $852.
Darren Couchy, Jericho Common, Jericho sold a pen of Charolais cross mickeys selling to a top of 254.2c weighing 189kg returning $480.
RJ & DC Quinn sold Santa Gertrudis steers for 269.2c/kg weighing 205kg to return $551/hd.
Nancy D Dolgner, Common, Aramac sold Bradford steers for 262.2c that weighed 217.5kg to return $570.28/hd.
Moorlands Grazing sold Santa Gertrudis heifers for 232c weighing 418.9kg to return $971/hd.
Sonya Schmidt,Common, Aramac sold Bradford heifers for 198.2c that weighed 253.3kg to return $502.11/hd.