Heavy feeder steers sell for 266c at Gracemere

Heavy feeder steers sell for 266c at Gracemere

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Prices remained firm in a yarding of 1970 head at Gracemere on Friday.

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CQLX saw a reduced yarding of 1970 head on Friday due to the weaner sale on Wednesday, comprising of 633 steers, 697 heifers, 593 cows, nine bulls and 21 cow and calf lots. Prices remained firm with the previous Friday's rates. Fat and store cows saw the largest number increase, with consignments from predominantly local areas, including Banana and Mackay.

Slaughter steers sold to 274c, average 265c, steers 400-500kg made 268c, average 261c, steers 300-400kg reached 266c, average 248c, steers 200-300kg made 266c, average 239c and steers under 200kg sold to 248c, average 215c.

Slaughter cows sold to 226c, average 167c, cows 400-450kg made 241c, average 265c, cows 320-400kg reached 224c, average 125c, and cows under 320kg made 122c, average 109c.

Heavy heifers sold to 242c, average 231c, heifers 300-400kg made 238c, average 200c, heifers 200-300kg reached 218c, average 183c, and heifers under 200kg made 184c, average 158c.

Cows and calves sold to $850/unit, average $759/unit.

Bulls over 600kg made 280c, average 267c, bulls 450-600kg reached 286c, average 269c and bulls under 450kg sold to 282c, average 198c.

HIGHLIGHTS:

C May, Alton Downs, sold Droughtmaster heavy feeder steers for 266c, weighing 449kg to return $1195/hd. T and J Holland, Wycarbah, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to 264c, weighing 345kg to return $912/hd. Spelta Grazing, Gogango, sold Santa cross weaner steers for 266c, weighing 251kg to return $670/hd. Charlevue Cattle Co, Dingo, sold red and black Brangus weaner steers topping at 264c, weighing an average of 259kg to return $667/hd.

C and S Shelton, Gogango, sold heavy Brangus heifers to 242c, weighing 510kg, to return $1237/hd. McCartney family, Marlborough, sold prime Brahman heifers, topping at 241c, to return $1110/hd. LT and ME Acton, Gogango, sold Braford weaner heifers for 218c, weighing 305kg, to return $665/hd. MC Hanrahan, Wycarbah, sold Droughtmaster weaner heifers to 204c, weighing 263kg to return $539/hd.

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