A rise in numbers by 550 head saw 721 steers, 865 heifers, 202 cows, five bulls and 83 cows and calves totalling 1876 head offered at Gracemere last week. Quality varied throughout the yarding with better lines seeing a considerable lift in prices.
Slaughter steers, sold to 326c, average 317c, steers 400-500kg made 315c, average 298c, steers 300-400kg reached 312c, average 286c, steers 200-300kg made 304c, average 262c and steers under 200kg, sold to 298c, average 218c.
Slaughter cows, sold to 298c, average 276c, cows 400-450kg made 266c, average 232c, cows 320-400kg reached 220c, average 196c, and cows under 320kg made 190c, average 150c.
Heavy heifers, sold to 302c, average 296c, heifers 300-400kg made 304c, average 275c, heifers 200-300kg reached 304c, average 233c, and heifers under 200kg made 240c, average 181c.
Cows and calves, sold to $1225/unit, average $896/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 323c, average 305c, bulls 450-600kg reached 315c, average 293c and bulls under 450kg, sold to 276c, average 215c.
GL and BJ Wolff, Yeppoon, sold Droughtmaster steers for 326c, weighing 523kg to return $1705/hd. P and J Stone, Baralaba, sold cross Bred No.8 steers to top at 314c weighing 516kg to return $1621/hd.
D and L Dennis, Yeppoon, sold No 8 Brangus steers for 312c/kg weighing 449kg returning $1402/hd. P Douglas, Farnborough, sold Brahman cross feeder steers to 312c weighing 342kg to return $1070/hd.
Nott and Mahood, Banana, sold Brahman weaner steers to 298c weighing 188kg to return $562/hd. N Martin, Calliope, sold Brahman cows to 290c weighing 555kg to return $1610/hd.
Richard Thomson sold Brangus cows to 298c weighing 534kg to return $1592/hd. KJ Smoothy, Theodore, sold Droughtmaster cross cows for 290c weighing 497kg to return $1443/hd.
D and M Rose, Ridgelands, sold Brahman Heifers for 290c weighing 371kg to return $1077/hd. Parraweena Cattle Co, Banana, sold Charbray weaner heifers to 290c weighing 350kg to return $1024/hd.
Spelta Grazing, Gogango, sold Santa cross heifers for 292c weighing 315kg returning $920/hd. JCBL Pty Ltd, Miriam Vale, sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 280c weighing 279kg to return $781/hd.
G and L Scott, Bungandarra, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 242c weighing 206kg to return $499/hd. C and J Lovell, Garnant , sold Brahman cross cows and calves for $1225/unit. K and M Stewart, Ridgelands, sold Brangus cross cows and calves for $1100/unit.