Combined agents at CQLX yarded a total of 1739 head comprising 647 steers, 726 heifers, 293 cows, 22 bulls and 51 cows and calves.
Cattle were drawn from Bauhinia, Dingo, Nebo, Marlborough and local areas. With strong buyer attendance prices sold to a dearer trend.
Heavy cattle improved remarkably for the better lines while the good store cows met strong demand.
Both feeder steers and heifers improved dramatically. The better weaner cattle met with strong demand lifting prices.
Slaughter steers sold to 309c, average 305c, steers 400-500kg made 332c, average 302c, steers 300-400kg reached 338c, average 296c, steers 200-300kg made 328c, average 278c and steers under 200kg sold to 296c, average 236c.
Slaughter cows sold to 269c, average 249c, cows 400-450kg made 278c, average 225c, cows 320-400kg reached 296c, average 223c, and cows under 320kg made 244c, average 194c.
Heavy heifers sold to 279c, average 273c, heifers 300-400kg made 308c, average 288c, heifers 200-300kg reached 300c, average 254c, and heifers under 200kg made 270c, average 200c.
Cows and calves sold to $1125/unit, average $1073/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 278.2c, average 262c, bulls 450-600kg reached 284c, average 215c and bulls under 450kg sold to 268c, average 219c.
WA Saunder and L Sigvart, Wowan, sold Brahman cross steers at 336c/kg weighing 396 kg to return $1334 head. Mt Aldis, Bauhinia, sold 24 Droughtmaster No.8 steers to top at 312c weighting 365kg to average $1111/hd.
Malvern Developments, Tungamull, sold Brahman cross weaner steers to top at 328.2c weighing 289.4kg to return 949.96/hd.
R.L Olive, Dululu, sold Droughtmaster feeder steers for 328c weighing 395kg to return $1300. K and J Iines, Dululu, sold Santa weaner steers to 322c weighing 328kg to return $1058.
M Smith, Blackwater, sold Droughtmaster cows at 265c weighing 582kg to return $1543/hd. G and K Bush, Etna Creek, sold Brahman cows for 260c weighing 406.2kg to return $1059.
RE and UT Oates, Comet, sold heifers at 300c weighing 283kg to return $851/hd. Mt Aldis, Bauhinia, sold a run of 90 Droughtmaster No.9 heifers to top at 266c to 272kg to return $725.
Roxborough Cattle Co. Sandringham, sold No.9 Charbray heifers for 296c to average 318kg and return $943. Noel Booth, Bajool, sold Brahman feeder heifers to top at 308.2c weighing 363.6kg to return $1120.53.
K and J lines, Dululu, also sold Santa weaner heifers to 286c weighing 261kg to return $754. Nott and Mahood, Banana, sold Brahman cows and calves for $1125/unit.