With a yarding of 2583 head, there was a considerable reduction in numbers at Gracemere on Friday, back 1292 head on the previous week.
The yarding consisted of 999 steers, 1105 heifers, 410 cows, 37 cows and calves and 32 bulls.
In general the yarding was of mixed quality, however buyers still had access to some larger, well presented lines of cattle. Heavy cattle felt an ease in the market while all other descriptions held firm.
Slaughter steers sold to 277c, average 270c, steers 400-500kg made 306c, average 298c, steers 300-400kg reached 294c, average 270c, steers 200-300kg made 286c, average 246c and steers under 200kg sold to 258c, average 190c.
Slaughter cows sold to 216c, average 196c, cows 400-450kg made 240c, average 189c, cows 320-400kg reached 209c, average 142c, and cows under 320kg made 170c, average 88c.
Heavy heifers sold to 262c, average 240c, heifers 300-400kg made 266c, average 241c, heifers 200-300kg reached 236c, average 195c, and heifers under 200kg made 190c, average 164c.
Cows and calves sold to $925/unit, average $682/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 242c, average 225c, bulls 450-600kg reached 262c, average 223c and bulls under 450kg sold to 262c, average 155c.
D Mylrea, Coowonga, sold a run of Brangus feeder steers to average 304c, weigh 458kg and return $1397/hd. Riverside Past. Co, Nebo, sold 247 Brahman cross No. 9 steers to average 273c, weigh 302kg and return $827/hd.
Haljent P/L Greenlake Stn, sold a run of Brahman cross weaner steers to top at 286c, weigh 230kg and return $657/hd. JC and IEC Besley, Barmoya, sold weaner Brahman steers for 258c weighing 197kg to return $510/hd.
S and R Pearce, Biloela, sold Brahman cross cows for 214c weighing 636kg, returning $1362/hd. Rockview Cattle Co, Bluff, sold Charbray heifers to top at 250c weighing 399kg to return $ 998/hd. Jellinbah Past. Co, Blackwater, sold Brahman cross heifers for 260c weighing 382kg returning $995/hd.
Lestree Downs, Clermont, sold a run of No. 8 Brahman heifers to average 247c weigh 379kg and return $937/hd. Marsu Investments, Wowan, sold quality No 8 heifers to top at 262c weighing 328kg to return $860/hd.