Charbray heifers make 280c/$1258 at Gracemere

Charbray heifers make 280c/$1258 at Gracemere


Heavier and prime cattle were met by a strong market at Gracemere on Friday.


The Gracemere combined agents presented a total of 3990 head on Friday, comprising 1472 steers, 1792 heifers, 650 cows, 36 bulls, and 38 cow and calf units.

Several larger lines were sourced from Isaac and Central Highlands regions with heavier and prime cattle being met by a strong market as regular buyers were in high demand. Lighter steer articles eased slightly, with heifers and lesser quality cattle drawing further back on last week's rate by up to 20c.

Slaughter steers sold to 296c, average 288c, steers 400-500kg made 302c, average 292c, steers 300-400kg reached 296c, average 271c, steers 200-300kg made 288c, average 247c and steers under 200kg sold to 278c, average 233c.

Slaughter cows sold to 258c, average 214c, cows 400-450kg made 280c, average 182c, cows 320-400kg reached 204c, average 157c, and cows under 320kg made 140c, average 127c.

Heavy heifers sold to 269c, average 249c, heifers 300-400kg made 270c, average 218c, heifers 200-300kg reached 224c, average 187c, and heifers under 200kg made 200c, average 165c.

Cows and calves sold to $1125/unit, average $971/unit.

Bulls over 600kg made 277c, average 257c, bulls 450-600kg reached 275c, average 255c and bulls under 450kg sold to 278c, average 237c.


Brian Kelly, Baralaba, sold Droughtmaster feeder steers to average 299c, weighing 474kg to return $1575/hd, with the proceeds being donated to the QLD Cancer Fund, the Heart Foundation and the Kidney Foundation.

T and J Holland, Wycarbah, sold Droughtmaster steers to 288c, weighing 291kg to return $839/hd.

A and R Edgar, Morinish, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 264c, weighing 304kg to return $803/hd.

Wotonga Grazing, Nebo, sold 350 Droughtmaster cross cows to average 219c, weighing 549kg to return $1202/hd.

WE Williams, Kabra, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 269c, weighing 476kg to return $1281/hd.

Madaus Holdings, Midgee, sold Charbray heifers to 280c, weighing 449kg to return $1258/hd.

Riverside Pastoral Co, Nebo, sold 360 Brahman cross No.8 heifers to average 208c, weighing 300kg to return $803/hd.


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