Combined Selling Agents of Gracemere presented a yarding of 2214 head on Friday, comprising 1047 steers, 849 heifers, 285 cows, 33 bulls and 50 cow and calf lots. With recent rainfalls, values improved considerably across all categories with weaner steers seeing the best gains from 30 to 40c. Feeder steers saw an increase of 10 to 20c. Weaner heifers also improved 20 to 30c, and cows holding firm, especially with large lines of store cows due to strong competition.
Slaughter steers sold to 301c, average 281c, steers 400-500kg made 296c, average 271c, steers 300-400kg reached 296c, average 266c, steers 200-300kg made 308c, average 271c and steers under 200kg sold to 314c, average 271c.
Slaughter cows sold to 235c, average 220c, cows 400-450kg made 229c, average 220c, cows 320-400kg reached 229c, average 211c, and cows under 320kg made 160c, average 138c.
Heavy heifers sold to 254c, average 239c, heifers 300-400kg made 238c, average 217c, heifers 200-300kg reached 246c, average 210c, and heifers under 200kg made 270c, average 212c.
Cows and calves sold to $1475/unit, average $1278/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 278c, average 232c, bulls 450-600kg reached 260c, average 238c and bulls under 450kg sold to 326c, average 252c.
B, L and B Joyner, Milman, sold Brangus bullocks for 301c, weighing 653kg to return $1968/hd. DL and JA Milner, Pink Lily, sold a line of Droughtmaster cross steers for 296c, weighing 498kg, to return $1474/hd.
M Collins and family, Wowan, sold quality Charbray steers to a top of 288c, weighing 325kg to return $938/hd.
J and B Burridge, Westwood, sold Simbrah weaner steers for 304c, weighing 288kg to return $876/hd.
R MacDonald, Bajool, sold Brangus weaner steers for 306c, weighing 261kg returning $800/head. The Brangus weaner heifers out of the consignment sold for 238c, weighing 257kg and returning $612/hd. M Hunt and family, Ridgelands, sold quality Droughtmaster weaner heifers to a top of 232c, weighing 270kg to return $623/hd.
AG and MC Schick, Bondoola, sold a line of Red Brangus cows to average 233c, weighing 543kg, to return $1266/hd. K Hyden, Bauhinia, sold a run of 158 heifers to average 235c, weighing 196kg, to return $460/hd.
Muller family, St Lawrence, sold store condition Santa cows for 229c weighing 415kg returning $953/hd. N Ramm, Bajool, sold good quality Senepol cross cows and calves for $1475/hd.