Cows and calves sell to $2050/unit at Gracemere

Cows and calves sell to $2050/unit at Gracemere


Prices eased slightly at Gracemere on Wednesday.


Combined agents of CQLX yarded a total of 4578 head on Wednesday, comprising 2349 steers,1664 heifers, 437 cows, 42 bulls, 86 cows and calves.

With new regulations in place the market corrected itself to align with other regional sales. Prime cattle eased with the better quality holding firm. Feeder cattle were less in demand but still saw solid rates. Store cattle were little in supply with prices softer.

Slaughter steers sold to 304c, average 293c, steers 400-500kg made 346c, average 312c, steers 300-400kg reached 380c, average 327c, steers 200-300kg made 402c, average 339c and steers under 200kg sold to 378c, average 318c.

Slaughter cows sold to 261c, average 241c, cows 400-450kg made 256c, average 229c, cows 320-400kg reached 248c, average 221c, and cows under 320kg made 198c, average 132c.

Heavy heifers sold to 300c, average 284c, heifers 300-400kg made 330c, average 297c, heifers 200-300kg reached 338c, average 279c, and heifers under 200kg made 306c, average 203c.

Cows and calves sold to $2050/unit, average $1644/unit.

Bulls over 600kg made 288c, average 262c, bulls 450-600kg reached 268c, average 214c and bulls under 450kg sold to 326c, average 277c.

D McNeil, Bracewell, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to 378c, weighing 202kg, to return $762/hd.

R and L Booth, Raglan, sold Brangus steers for 402c, weighing 217kg, to return $872/hd.

M Dunne and M McCoy, Duaringa, sold a run of Brangus and Brahman cross steers to average 336c weighing 288kg, to return $968/hd.

J and Y Galea, Sarina, sold Ultra Black No.9 steers for 370c, weighing 303kg, returning $1123/hd.

Mt Stuart Trust, Capella, sold Prime Brahman cows for 251c, weighing 546kg, to return $1372/hd.

Semple Family, Dysart, sold a run of Brahman cross heifers to average 311c, weighing 358kg, to return $1112/hd.

Hauwert P/L, Sarina, sold Droughtmaster No.8 heifers for 308c, weighing 385kg, to return $1186/hd.

BJ Thomas, Baralaba, sold Brangus cows and calves for $2050/unit.


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