Combined Agents of CQLX Gracemere presented a rain reduced yarding of 1033 head, consisting of 373 steers, 568 heifers, 61 cows, 19 bulls and 12 cows and calves. Competition was once again strong across all descriptions of cattle. Cattle were drawn from Mackay, Nebo, Biloela, Miriam Vale and local areas.
Slaughter steers sold to 351c, average 351c, steers 400-500kg made 354c, average 324c, steers 300-400kg reached 362c, average 344c, steers 200-300kg made 426c, average 381c and steers under 200kg sold to 426c, average 411c.
Slaughter cows sold to 298c, average 296c, cows 400-450kg made 304c, average 283c, cows 320-400kg reached 289c, average 277c, and cows under 320kg made 234c, average 231c.
Heavy heifers sold to 347c, average 344c, heifers 300-400kg made 363c, average 348c, heifers 200-300kg reached 376c, average 339c, and heifers under 200kg made 388c, average 351c.
Cows and calves sold to $2000/unit, average $1188/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 324c, average 302c, bulls 450-600kg reached 280c, average 280c and bulls under 450kg sold to 360c, average 358c.
ER and BK Graving, Biloela, sold Bradford bullocks to 351c/kg, weighing 511kg, to return $1,797/hd. Greenlakes Station, Rossmoya, sold a run of Brahman cross steers topping 410c/kg weighing 212kg, to return $869/hd.
Turkey Station, Bororen, sold Brahman cross steers for 426c/kg, weighing 192kg, to return $818/hd. Rod and Ros Murray, Yaamba, sold a pen of Santa cross cows for 304c/kg, weighing 415kg, to return $1256/hd.
GN and J Grother, Mt Larcom, sold Brangus heifers at 360c/kg, weighing 246kg, to return $888/hd. SC Grazing, Canoona, sold prime heifers at 347c/kg, weighing 436kg, to return $1516/hd.
Galloway Plains, Calliope, sold a run of Brahman cross heifers to average 377c/kg, weighing 170kg, to return $641/hd. R and J Sherry, Marlborough, sold a run of Cross Bred heifers to average 355c/kg, weighing 230kg, to return $816/hd.
Petann Pastoral Co, Gogango, sold a run of Cross Bred heifers averaging 352c/kg, weighing 285kg, returning $1003/hd. M and M Tribe, Goovigen, sold Brahman cows and calves for $2000/unit.