CQLX Gracemere saw a substantial yarding increase to 3038 head, consisting of 1657 steers, 1049 heifers, 226 cows, 34 bulls and 72 cow and calf lots. The majority of cattle presented were from local areas, with good quality and condition. Although markets saw minimal change across the board, it was supported by an expansion of buyers, particularly re-stockers and feeders.
Slaughter steers sold to 268c, average 253c, steers 400-500kg made 284c, average 268c, steers 300-400kg reached 275c, average 239c, steers 200-300kg made 280c, average 237c and steers under 200kg sold to 234c, average 201c.
Slaughter cows sold to 243c, average 174c, cows 400-450kg made 178c, average 167c, and cows 320-400kg reached 160c, average 109c.
Heavy heifers sold to 246c, average 232c, heifers 300-400kg made 234c, average 201c, heifers 200-300kg reached 220c, average 170c, and heifers under 200kg made 192c, average 153c.
Cows and calves sold to $700/unit, average $514/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 266c, average 242c, bulls 450-600kg reached 270c, average 255c and bulls under 450kg sold to 278c, average 224c.
P Bahnisch, Ridgelands, sold Brahman cross steers for 263c, weighing 520kg to return $1367/hd. Creed Grazing, Raglan, sold a run of Red Brahman feeder steers to a top of 278c, averaging 273c, weighing 443kg returning $1211/hd. Coolibah Livestock Co, Moura, sold Droughtmaster cross steers to average 284c, weighing 388kg to return $1103/hd.
John and Yvonne Galea, Sarina, sold Simbrah weaner steers for 276c weighing 285kg to return $786/hd. A and D Davies, Ubobo, sold Charbray cross steers for 270c, weighing 270kg to return $732/hd. The Gifford Family Trust, Seaforth, sold Droughtmaster steers for 280c, weighing 218kg to return $612/hd.
Creed Grazing, Raglan, sold Brahman cows to a top of 238c, weighing 503kg to return $1198/hd. W and T Luhrs, Moura, sold quality Droughtmaster cows to average 195c, weighing 595kg to return $1160/hd.
John and Todd Lynch, Sedona Park, Bushley, sold Brangus weaner heifers for 192c weighing 283kg to return $544/hd. R and A Sparrow, Yaamba, sold Brahman heifers to top at 239c, weighing 466kg to return $1115/hd. SG and J Davies, Ubobo, sold Charbray cross heifers for 198c, weighing 249kg to return $494/hd.