Combined agents of CQLX yarded a total of 2191 head on Wednesday, comprising 1024 steers, 735 heifers, 380 cows, 30 bulls and 24 cows and calves.
A mixed quality yarding was presented with the usual panel of buyers operating. Bullocks sold to a much dearer trend with exporters securing big lines. The cow market sold to a firm trend with re-stockers lifting the store market.
Feeder cattle were able to retain high prices due to reduced numbers. Store cattle were met with strong competition, being very active. Cows and calves sold to a firm trend.
Slaughter steers sold to 365c, average 344c, steers 400-500kg made 378c, average 349c, steers 300-400kg reached 372c, average 341c, steers 200-300kg made 438c, average 379c and steers under 200kg sold to 400c, average 360c.
Slaughter cows sold to 323c, average 264c, cows 400-450kg made 317c, average 256c, cows 320-400kg reached 280c, average 229c, and cows under 320kg made 234c, average 230c.
Heavy heifers sold to 358c, average 324c, heifers 300-400kg made 354c, average 321c, heifers 200-300kg reached 366c, average 314c, and heifers under 200kg made 366c, average 342c.
Cows and calves sold to $1875/unit, average $1594/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 370c, average 303c, bulls 450-600kg reached 370c, average 322c and bulls under 450kg sold to 380c, average 341c.
S Hoare, Dingo, sold a pen of Brangus steers for 424c, weighing 244kg, to return $1035/hd. Willbrook, Bajool, sold a pen of Brangus steers for 420c, weighing 244kg, to return $1026/hd. The McCullough family, Baralaba, sold a run of 68 No.7 and 8 Brahman steers to top at 360c, to avg 509kg, to realise $1785/hd.
James Fuller, Duaringa, sold a pen of Droughtmaster cross feeder steers for 378c, weighing 405kg, to return $1531/hd. Amberkolly, Collinsville, sold Brahman cross bullocks for 362c, weighing 513kg, to return $1857/hd.
PD Jacklin, Dingo, sold Romagnola cross No.8 steers for 372c, weighing 394kg, to return $1465/hd. G and S McNamara, Garnant, sold a run of 30 Charbray cows to top at 273c, top avg 594kg, to return $1543/hd.
H and S Spooner, Springsure, donated the proceeds of a heifer to the Rainbow House Charity. The prime Brangus heifer weighed 572kg, making 323c to return $1848/hd.
Fenech Cattle Co, Wowan, sold prime Brahman cross cows for 271c, weighing 568kg, to return $1540/hd. C and J Tait, Etna Creek, sold Brangus cows for 272c weighing 560kg, to return $1524/hd.
R and U Oates, Comet, sold No.9 breeder quality Grey Brahman heifers for 354c, weighing 380kg, to return $1348/hd. Moorvale Pastoral, Nebo sold Brahman cross heifers for 364c, weighing 249kg, to return $906/hd.
Chris Wakeman, Alton Downs, sold Brangus weaner heifers for 362c, weighing 220kg, to return $795/hd. The Clarke Family, Alton Downs, sold bulls to average 370c, weighing 557kg, to return $2,196/hd.