Cows and calves sell to $1325/unit at Gracemere

Cows and calves sell to $1325/unit at Gracemere

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An increased yarding of local and northern cattle saw an improved market for good quality weaner and feeder cattle at Gracemere on Friday.

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The combined selling agents of Gracemere yarded a total of 3267 head, comprising 1444 steers, 1091 heifers, 464 cows, 14 bulls and 213 cow and calf lots.

An increased yarding of local and northern cattle saw an improved market for good quality weaner and feeder cattle. A large line up of Droughtmaster cross PTIC cows and a run of cows and calves saw active competition, with most other categories remaining firm on last week's prices.

Steers 400-500kg made 287c, average 267c, steers 300-400kg reached 290c, average 265c, steers 200-300kg made 314c, average 274c and steers under 200kg sold to 296c, average 249c.

Slaughter cows sold to 246c, average 211c, cows 400-450kg made 245c, average 200c, cows 320-400kg reached 215c, average 174c, and cows under 320kg made 142c, average 107c.

Heavy heifers sold to 250c, average 230c, heifers 300-400kg made 250c, average 234c, heifers 200-300kg reached 258c, average 209c, and heifers under 200kg made 222c, average 184c.

Cows and calves sold to $1325/unit, average $1142/unit.

Bulls over 600kg made 286c, average 251c, bulls 450-600kg reached 286c, average 279c and bulls under 450kg sold to 274c, average 229c.

HIGHLIGHTS:

M Walker, Raglan, sold Brahman steers for 272kg, weighing 416kg returning $1133/hd.

Lucas Cattle Co, Morinish, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to 310c, weighing 244kg to return $758/hd.

A & M Schick, Barmoya, sold a run of Red Brangus steers to average 288c, weighing 298kg to return $859/hd.

H Hammond, Ubobo, sold Brahman steers for 302c, weighing 221kg returning $668/hd.

Barlow Park, Kinka Beach, sold a run of Brangus steers to average 304c, weighing 259kg to return $788/hd.

K & M Stewart, Marlborough, sold a run of Brangus steers to average 302c, weighing 262kg to return $791/hd.

H Hammond, Ubobo, sold Brahman steers for 302c, weighing 221kg returning $668/hd.

R & J Cruikshank, Thangool, sold 120 Droughtmaster cross cows and calves for $1300/unit.

Their PTIC cows topped at 213c, weighing 465kg returning $1187/hd.

Busby Cattle Co, Tanginie, sold Brahman feeder heifers to 246c, weighing 384kg to return $944/hd.

W Baker, Goovigen, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 244c, weighing 335kg to return $818/hd.

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