Rockhampton agents yarded 5337 head at Monday's CQLX special weaner and feeder sale comprising 3097 steers and 2240 heifers.
The market was particularly strong for all lines on offer with feeder steers reaching a top of 434c/kg, while their younger brothers topped at 456c. The heifers reached a high of 394c.
Cattle were drawn from Bowen and Nebo in the north, south to Thangool, and local areas. All the usual buyers were in attendance with a few extra coming up from the south.
Steers 300-400kg reached 434.2c, average 377.7c, steers 200-300kg made 448.2c, average 408c and steers under 200kg sold to 456c, average 415c.
Heifers 300-400kg made 372.2c, average 347.2c, heifers 200-300kg reached 394.2c, average 344.2c, and heifers under 200kg made 408.2c, average 346.3c.
R and P Wright, Mt Ossa, sold a line of EU Brangus weaner steers to average 446c, weighing 245kg, to return $1090/hd. J and Y Galea, Sarina, sold a line of Simbrah weaner steers to average 443c, weighing 282kg, to return $1250/hd.
Kenrob Nominees, Calliope, sold a pen of Brangus weaner steers for 442c, weighing 248kg, to return $1097/hd. S and S Gedda, Marlborough, sold a run of 353 Brahman feeder steers to top 372c, weighing 364kg, to return$1356/hd.
T Franks, Pink Lilly, sold Brangus steers to 446c, weighing 195kg, to return $871/hd. The Vella family, Marlborough, sold a run of 180 Brahman and Brangus steers to average 387c, 335kg, to return $1298/hd.
Wales Grazing, Biloela, sold a pen of Droughtmaster cross steers for 432c, weighing 287kg, to return $1204/hd. M and R Hunt, Garnant, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 440c, weighing 254kg, to return $1119/hd.
RF and HG Matthews, Kalapa, sold Droughtmaster cross weaner steers to top at 436c, weighing 271kg, to return $1182/hd. NJ and MA Holland, Goovigen sold Brangus weaner steers to 444c, weighing 282kg, to return $1253/hd.
J and R Olive, Marlborough, sold No.8 Charbray heifers for 352c, weighing 388kg, to return $1368/hd. Eastfield Pty Ltd, Baralaba, sold a run of 40 No.0 Ultra Black heifers to top at 408c.
R and P Wright, Mt Ossa, sold Brangus weaner heifers for 384c, weighing 220kg, to return $843/hd. NJ and MA Holland, Goovigen sold Brangus weaner heifers to top at 384c, weighing 246kg,to return $946/hd.
Woorabinda Pastoral Co, Duaringa, sold Droughtmaster heifers for 384c, weighing 206kg, to return $790/hd.