Weaner steers reach 290c, av 277c at Emerald

Weaner steers reach 290c, av 277c at Emerald


Values remained similar to last week's at Thursday's Emerald sale.


Numbers decreased by almost 150 to have 1210 penned at Emerald on Thursday. It was mostly a local yarding with quality being fairly average. Values remained either side of last week's, and the only big changes came by way of a few weight categories being light on for numbers.

In the prime section, bullocks over 550kg sold to 278c/kg to average 276c, heavy steers 500-550kg made to 274c to average 270c, heavy heifers over 400kg reached 245c to average 238c. Heavy cows over 520kg topped at 216c to average 210c, cows 450-520kg made as much as 218c to average 209c, while heavy bulls over 600kg sold to a high of 283c to average 251c.

In the store section, heavy feeder steers 400-500kg sold to 278c for the average of 254c, 350-400kg steers reached 278c to average 266c, 280-350kg steers topped at 289c to average 279c, while weaner steers 200-280kg made as much as 290c to average 277c.

Trade feeder heifers 350-400kg sold to 238c to average 218c, 280-350kg heifers topped at 239c to average 206c, while weaner heifers 200-280kg made as much as 239c to average 211c. A single pen of cows and calves offered, the aged Droughtmaster cross cows in store condition, made $840/unit.


The Roper Valley, Santa cross bullocks from Terranora, Capella, account the McLucas family sold to 275c for 586kg and $1613, while The Ratcliffe family, Bean Tree, Bluff offered Santa cross bullocks to 274c for 549kg and $1505.

Adrian and Tammy Esmond, Cockatoo, Emerald had their 596kg Brahman cross cows to 211c and $1259, while Wayne and Ingrid York offered 686kg Droughtmaster bulls to 283c and $1944.

Don and Kay Gordon, Burn Meadows, Emerald had their 308kg Brangus cross steers to 289c and $892, while Noel and Dallas Daley, Wilford, Willows had their 472kg Brahman feeder steers to 274c and $1295.


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