Gracemere Combined Agents yarded 4051 head on Friday comprising 1533 steers, 1790 heifers, 671 cows, 36 bulls and 21 cows and calf units. Cattle were drawn from across CQ, as far north as Bowen and Collinsville and Wandoan to the south. Some cattle showed the effects of the dry season and values eased for most descriptions; however cows were firm to dearer.
Slaughter steers sold to 301c, average 296c, steers 400-500kg made 292c, average 266c, steers 300-400kg reached 292c, average 264c, steers 200-300kg made 266c, average 220c and steers under 200kg sold to 246c, average 188c.
Slaughter cows sold to 233c, average 209c, cows 400-450kg made 224c, average 179c, cows 320-400kg reached 220c, average 124c, and cows under 320kg made 150c, average 41c.
Heavy heifers sold to 248c, average 227c, heifers 300-400kg made 260c, average 225c, heifers 200-300kg reached 226c, average 187c, and heifers under 200kg made 208c, average 176c.
Cows and calves sold to $760/unit, average $581/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 284c, average 256c, bulls 450-600kg reached 280c, average 244c and bulls under 450kg sold to 240c, average 202c.
D and S Flohr, Wowan, sold Brahman cross bullocks for 300c, weighing 615kg to return $1846/hd. Gavial Investments, Gracemere, sold Droughtmaster bullocks to 301c, weighing 584kg to return $1758/hd.
J and C Peacock, Goovigen, sold crossbred steers to top at 287c, weighing 538kg to return $1546/hd. Creed family, Goovigen, sold crossbred steers to top at 290c, weighing 424kg to return $1232/hd.
I Farmer, Thangool, sold Brangus steers to top at 292c, weighing 416kg to return $1216/hd. J Churchward, Wowan, sold crossbred steers to top at 274c, weighing 353kg to return $968/hd. L Graham, Wowan, sold Charbray steers to top at 260c, weighing 263kg to return $691/hd.
T and J Scottorn, sold a pen of Droughtmaster cross cows for 233c, weighing 515kg to return $1200/hd. Red Ridge Grazing, Stanage, sold Brangus feeder heifers for 258c, weighing 382kg, to return $987/hd.