CQLX combined agents yarded a smaller number on Wednesday, with a total of 2642 head, comprising 1167 steers,1213 heifers, 220 cows, 19 bulls and 23 cows and calves.
Prime cattle sold to a dearer trend with cows seeing the largest increase. Feeder cattle held ground to sell to a similar trend on last week's rates.
Store and weaner cattle sold again to a competitive buying panel, also selling to a dearer trend.
Cattle were sourced from Marlborough, Comet, Bowen, Biloela and local areas.
Slaughter steers sold to 370c, average 358c, steers 400-500kg made 372c, average 344c, steers 300-400kg reached 380c, average 344c, steers 200-300kg made 436c, average 380c and steers under 200kg sold to 432c, average 405c.
Slaughter cows sold to 293c, average 273c, cows 400-450kg made 290c, average 257c, cows 320-400kg reached 276c, average 247c, and cows under 320kg made 218c, average 209c.
Heavy heifers sold to 348c, average 310c, heifers 300-400kg made 398c, average 328c, heifers 200-300kg reached 397c, average 311c, and heifers under 200kg made 380c, average 345c.
Cows and calves sold to $2000/unit, average $1715/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 316c, average 289c, bulls 450-600kg reached 313c, average 298c and bulls under 450kg sold to 360c, average 330c.
T and T Smith, Keppel Sands, sold Angus cross steers to 438c, weighing 236kg, to return $1032/hd. J and P Peach, Pink Lily, sold Brangus feeder steers for 370c, weighing 488kg, to return $1808/hd. Ashlyn Hoare, Bluff, sold Charbray feeder steers for 372c, weighing 449kg to return $1673/hd.
RCL and MC Torrisi, Dululu, sold Brangus steers for 368c, weighing 368kg, returning $1450/hd. Ham and Co Ridgelands sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 426c, weighing 238kg, returning $1014/hd. Darnelle Grazing, Ridgelands, sold Charbray weaner steers for 432c, weighing 199kg, to return $859/hd.
R and J Sherry, Marlborough, sold Belmont/Charbray cross steers for 376c, weighing 374kg, to return $1406/hd. Mahogany Way, Bowen, sold Brahman cross cows for 283c, to return $1562/hd. Yuri Wurgler, Bracewell, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 348c, weighing 402kg, to return $1402/hd.
Gibham Pty Ltd, Marlborough, sold Charbray/Brahman heifers for 356c, weighing 400kg, returning $1423/hd. RP Murray, Marmor, sold Droughtmaster heifers for 342c, weighing 384kg, returning $1314/hd. Double M Partnership, Biloela, sold Santa cross heifers for 396c, weighing 256kg, returning $1014/hd.
GV Hobson, Banana, sold quality Simbrah weaner heifers to top at 398c weighing 307kg, to return $1224/hd. They also sold weaner steers to top at 435c, weighing 270kg, to return $1175/hd. R and U Oates, Comet, sold first calf Brahman heifers for $2000/unit.