CQLX agents yarded 2968 head at Gracemere on Friday comprising 1438 steers, 945 heifers, 520 cows, 41 bulls and 24 cow and calf lots. Cattle were drawn from local areas, Moura, Theodore, Springsure and Collinsville. Overall it was a very good quality yarding especially in the weaner section. The market saw considerable renewed interest with all categories lifting by a minimum of 10c. Highlighted areas included the heavy feeder heifers, under 200kg weaner steers, and mickey bulls soaring over a 25c increase.
Slaughter steers sold to 294c, average 282c, steers 400-500kg made 283c, average 269c, steers 300-400kg reached 276c, average 255c, steers 200-300kg made 282c, average 253c and steers under 200kg sold to 270c, average 239c.
Slaughter cows sold to 237c, average 202c, cows 400-450kg made 190c, average 160c, cows 320-400kg reached 200c, average 145c, and cows under 320kg made 152c, average 94c.
Heavy heifers sold to 248c, average 224c, heifers 300-400kg made 253c, average 216c, heifers 200-300kg reached 234c, average 199c, and heifers under 200kg made 170c, average 142c.
Cows and calves sold to $1100/unit, average $952/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 274c, average 256c, bulls 450-600kg reached 276c, average 259c and bulls under 450kg sold to 276c, average 234c.
Schwarz family, Duaringa, sold a pen of Brahman cross No.6 steers for 294c, weighing 649kg to return $1909/hd.
J and B Bell, Bouldercombe, sold Brangus bullocks for 290c, weighing 574kg to return $1665/hd.
Adams family, Dalma, sold Droughtmaster steers to 276c weighing 411kg to return $1136/hd.
J Tait, Rossmoya, sold Droughtmaster feeder steers for 272c, weighing 403kg to return $1098/hd.
Parraweena Cattle Co, Banana, sold a quality run of Simmental cross Charbray weaner steers making 282c, weighing 285kg to return $804/hd.
K and S Russell, Dingo, sold Droughtmaster cows for 223c, weighing 680kg to return $1517/hd.
Yemeappo Pasotral Co, Yaamba, sold a pen of prime Brahman cross cows for 237c, weighing 540kg to return $1283/hd.
Devlin Holdings, Collinsville, sold prime Brahman cross cows for 218c, weighing 539kg to return $1176/hd.
Europa Pastoral Co, Springsure, sold Brangus cows for 227c, weighing 573kg to return $1302/hd. They also sold Brangus feeder heifers for 253c, weighing 361kg to return $915/hd.
Lucas Cattle Co, Morinish, sold Droughtmaster feeder heifers to 238c, weighing 388kg to return $924/hd.
Parraweena Cattle Co, Banana, sold a quality run of Simmental cross Charbray heifers topping at 234c, weighing 312kg to return $730/hd.