Gracemere agents sold a total 2896 cattle on Friday, consisting of 1379 steers, 1025 heifers, 454 cows, 27 bulls, 11 cows and calves. The market, consisting of majority local cattle, held firm, with a slight ease in various areas across all categories, comparative to the previous week's rates.
Slaughter steers sold to 285c, average 259c, steers 400-500kg made 296c, average 274c, steers 300-400kg reached 294c, average 268c, steers 200-300kg made 300c, average 266c and steers under 200kg sold to 280c, average 242c.
Slaughter cows sold to 250c, average 205c, cows 400-450kg made 238c, average 183c, cows 320-400kg reached 194c, average 163c, and cows under 320kg made 110c, average 89c.
Heavy heifers sold to 256c, average 226c, heifers 300-400kg made 250c, average 222c, heifers 200-300kg reached 234c, average 198c, and heifers under 200kg made 208c, average 165c.
Cows and calves sold to $1130/unit, average $1000/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 278c, average 257c, bulls 450-600kg reached 232c, average 227c and bulls under 450kg sold to 276c, average 227c.
SW Hatch, Wattlebank, sold Droughtmaster bullocks to 285c weighing 705kg to return $2012/hd. Parker Cattle Co, Wycarbah, sold Droughtmaster weaners steers for 292c, weighing 317kg to return $928/hd. They also sold Charbray weaner heifers for 225c, weighing 281kg to return $632/hd.
E Graham, Wowan, sold Charbray weaner steers for 300c, weighing 290kg to return $871/hd. Darnelle Grazing Co, Ridgelands, sold a quality line of Charbray weaner steers for 288c, weighing 225kg to return $648/hd. They also had a quality pen of Charbray heifers for 228c, weighing 242kg to return $553/hd.
NM and PI Rowlands, Comet, sold Charbray cows for 221c, weighing 654kg to return $1447/hd. GJ Stephenson, Moura, sold Droughtmaster cross cows for 225c, weighing 590kg to return $1329/hd. W and S Clarke, Bracewell, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 256c, weighing 484kg to return $1240/hd.