Weaner steers reach 298c at Gracemere

Weaner steers reach 298c at Gracemere

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Weaner steers found strong prices at Gracemere on Friday due to several restocking orders and heifers lifted on previous weeks.

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CQLX combined agents presented 2700 head on Friday, comprising 1197 steers, 1101 heifers, 282 cows, 39 bulls and 81 cows and calves. The majority were local cattle excluding a large draft of lighter conditioned steers and heifers from Winton. Weaner steers found strong prices due to several restocking orders and heifers lifted on previous weeks.

Slaughter steers sold to  290.2c, average 273.7c, steers 400-500kg made 276.2c, average 265.3c, steers 300-400kg reached 286.2c, average 263.8c, steers 200-300kg made 298.2c, average 264.2c and steers under 200kg sold to 282.2c, average 257.6c.

Slaughter cows sold to 239.2c, average 215.6c, cows 400-450kg made 239.2c, average 207.1c, cows 320-400kg reached 238.2c, average 188.7c, and cows under 320kg made 176.2c, average 161.7c.

Heavy heifers sold to 248.2c, average 222c, heifers 300-400kg made 248.2c, average 225.6c, heifers 200-300kg reached 288.2c, average 214.3c, and heifers under 200kg made 244.2c, average 181.2c.

Cows and calves sold to $1300/unit, average $930/unit.

Bulls over 600kg made 278.2c, average 255c, bulls 450-600kg reached 278.2c, average 234.2c and bulls under 450kg sold to 268.2c, average 215.9c.

HIGHLIGHTS:

M & J Tully, Mt Larcom, sold No.7 Brahman steers for 290c weighing 544kg to return $1577/hd. K Paryail and family sold Droughtmaster feeder steers to top at 264c, weighing 470kg to return $1243/hd. J Churchward, Wowan, sold steers to top at 268c, weighing 382kg to return $1024/hd. Max Baldwin, Marlborough, sold a line of Brahman heifers to 238c/kg weighing 336kg to return $800/hd. Max also sold Brahman steers for 258c/kg weighing 368kg to return $950/hd.

C & H Moretti, Wowan, sold Brahman cows to 230c, weighing 702kg to return $1602. Fenech Grazing Co, Wowan, sold prime cows to top at 220c, weighing 624kg, to return $1380/hd. The cross-bred steers also topped at 276c, weighing 378kg to return $1044/hd. Cedar Creek, Gogango, sold Droughtmaster cows to top at 218c, weighing 543kg to return $1184/hd. J & M Powell, Yeppoon, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to 284c, weighing 175kg to return $492/hd, with the weaner heifers making 246c, weighing 168kg to return $411/hd.

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