Droughtmaster weaner steers hit 306c/$845 at Gracemere

Droughtmaster weaner steers hit 306c/$845 at Gracemere

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There was a good quality and conditioned offering of 4172 head at Gracemere on Friday.

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Combined Selling Agents of Gracemere presented a yarding of 4172 head, comprising 2018 steers, 1688 heifers, 445 cows, 21 bulls and 98 cow and calf lots. Most cattle came from local vendors, with several lines from as far north as Collinsville present.

Overall, quite a good quality and conditioned offering, with increased numbers of forward conditioned weaners. The normal processors operated, along with a larger panel of restockers and feeder buyers.

There were decreases in prices across most of the younger cattle classes related to quality and the finish on many of the weaners. However, grown heifers, grown steers and the best conditioned processor pens improved a little.

Slaughter steers sold to 281c, average 270c, steers 400-500kg made 282c, average 269c, steers 300-400kg reached 289c, average 255c, steers 200-300kg made 306c, average 258c and steers under 200kg sold to 294c, average 249c.

Slaughter cows sold to 251c, average 211c, cows 400-450kg made 226c, average 197c, cows 320-400kg reached 247c, average 178c, and cows under 320kg made 160c, average 150c.

Heavy heifers sold to 256c, average 241c, heifers 300-400kg made 256c, average 223c, heifers 200-300kg reached 238c, average 190c, and heifers under 200kg made 236c, average 186c.

Cows and calves sold to $1400/unit, average $1040/unit.

Bulls over 600kg made 278c, average 262c, bulls 450-600kg reached 276c, average 227c and bulls under 450kg sold to 268c, average 233c.

HIGHLIGHTS:

C and K White, Glenroy, sold Brahman bullocks to average 277c, weighing 693kg to return $1920/hd.

Beak Cattle Co, Dingo, sold Charbray/Brangus bullocks for 281c, weighing 626kg to return $1760/hd. Their prime heifers sold for 247c, weighing 530kg to return $1310/hd.

Hillcrest Pastoral, Middlemount, sold a line of 180 Droughtmaster cross bullocks to average 274c, weighing 533kg to return $1462/hd.

B Williams, Kabra, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to top at 306c, to average 291kg to return $845/hd.

A and M Wilson, Dululu, sold Charbray steers to top at 302c, weighing 277kg to return $839/hd.

Rockview Cattle Co, Bluff, sold Brangus heifers to top 251c, weighing 503kg to return $1263/hd.

B Horspool, Duaringa, sold Droughtmaster No.7 heifers for 247c, weighing 531kg to return $1311/hd.

Spelta Grazing, Gogango, sold Santa cross prime heifers for 237c, weighing 560kg to return $1330/hd.

Mt Lucas Grazing, Kabra, sold Droughtmaster weaner heifers to top at 234c, weighing 190kg to return $445.

Woodbine Partnership, Wowan, sold Droughtmaster cows and calves for $1400/unit.

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