Emerald agents yarded just over 2100 head at Thursday's weekly sale. Most categories were well represented with a larger than normal number of cows offered.
Heavy slaughter steers lost ground, feeder weight steers 400-500kg increased in rate making to 293c/kg to average 279c, while light weight steers came under stronger competition with the best of the 280-350kg steers making to 303c/kg to average 260c.
Heifers numbers were light, the best of the feeders 350-400kg reached to 242c/kg and averaged 228c, while heifers in the weaner weight ranges made to 236c/kg to average 203c.
Heavy cows lost ground on the back of the number on offer with over 520kg types making to 226c/kg to average 203c. The best of the cows and calves made to $1100/unit for a pen of Charolais cross cows and calves.
David and Anne Prince, Melaleuca, Capella, sold Droughtmaster steers to 279c/kg to weigh 489kg or $1367. John and Cheryl Randell, Crinum, Tieri, sold Brahman steers to 271c/kg to weigh 344kg or $932.
Mike and Vicki Donovan, Coolibah, Capella, sold Charolais cross heifers to 250c/kg to weigh 411kg or $1028. The Spooner family, Avocet, Springsure, sold Brangus cows to 226c/kg to weigh 652kg and returned $1475.