Weaner steers sell to 436c, average 400c at Gracemere

Weaner steers sell to 436c, average 400c at Gracemere


Restockers and vealer buyers were active again at Gracemere on Wednesday.


An increased yarding was offered at CQLX with cattle being drawn from Collinsville, Nebo, Calliope, Moura, and a large run from Mt Garnant.

The combined agents totalled 4487 head comprising 1883 steers, 2070 heifers, 403 cows, 82 bulls and 49 cows and calves.

With all meatworks operating, the prime market sold to a dearer trend with the best cows making well over 320c. Feeders once again sold to a firm trend with the occasional heavy pen selling above the rate.

The usual weaner steer buyers competed aggressively securing the better quality. With a large line of restocker heifers on offer the market responded accordingly selling to a dearer trend. Both restockers and vealer buyers were active again. Cows and calves sold to a firm trend.

Slaughter steers sold to 380c, average 338c, steers 400-500kg made 386c, average 361c, steers 300-400kg reached 418c, average 355c, steers 200-300kg made 434c, average 390c and steers under 200kg sold to 436c, average 400c.

Slaughter cows sold to 324c, average 278c, cows 400-450kg made 280c, average 264c, cows 320-400kg reached 271c, average 229c, and cows under 320kg made 234c, average 201c.

Heavy heifers sold to 352c, average 313c, heifers 300-400kg made 390c, average 331c, heifers 200-300kg reached 398c, average 341c, and heifers under 200kg made 396c, average 347c.

Cows and calves sold to $1690/unit, average $1359/unit.

Bulls over 600kg made 352c, average 317c, bulls 450-600kg reached 342c, average 295c and bulls under 450kg sold to 378c, average 318c.

R and L Prange, Mount Larcom, sold Brangus weaner steers to top at 414c, weighing 281kg, to return $1165/hd. Kim Borg, Sarina, Sold Simbrah weaner steers to top at 422c, weighing 267kg, to return $1128/hd. Vella family, Proserpine, sold HGP treated feeder steers to 380c, weighing 507kg, to return $1929/hd.

Jet Grazing, Rosewood, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to average 434c, weighing 250kg, to return $1084/hd. J and Y Galea, Sarina, sold Simbrah weaner steers for 416c, weighing 277kg, to return $1155/hd. Scott Keating, South Yaamba, sold Droughtmaster cross feeder steers for 368c, weighing 412kg, to return $1517/hd.

Moorvale Pastoral, Nebo, sold Brangus steers for 430c, weighing 254kg, to return $1093/hd. Nicole Galea, Habana, sold Charbray cows to top at 312c, weighing 598kg, to return $1868/hd. P MacGibbon, Nebo, sold Brahman cows for 307c, weighing 550kg, to return $1690/hd. Shadyland Pty Ltd, Moura, sold a run of Droughtmaster cows to 324c, weighing 529kg, to return $1715/hd.

Mirrabinda Grazing, Thangool, sold Charbray No.9 steers for 386c, weighing 408kg, to return $1575/hd. JG and MA McCartney, Baralaba, sold Braford weaner steers for 418c, weighing 314kg, to return $1313/hd. Kraken Grazing, Dalma, sold Quality Brangus weaner heifers to top 398c, weighing 222kg, to return $884/hd.

Angel Cattle Co, Miriam Vale, sold Brangus feeder heifers to top at 369c, weighing 343kg, to return $1267/hd. JP Churchward, Wowan, sold Shorthorn weaner heifers topping 398c, weighing 244kg, to return $968/hd. Sundown Pastoral, Mt Garnett, sold a run of 885 Brahman/Brahman cross heifers to top at 397c, to average 282kg, to realise $935/hd.

Mirrabinda Grazing, Thangool, sold Simbrah weaner heifers for 396c, weighing 266kg, to return $1053/hd. JG and MA McCartney, Baralaba, sold Braford weaner heifers for 388c, weighing 276kg, to return $1071/hd.

M Foley and J Drake, sold Droughtmaster cross weaner heifers for 366c, weighing 292kg, to return $1072/hd. Benson Pastoral, Glenroy, sold one pen of Droughtmaster cross cows and calves for $1625/unit. G and J Hosking, Goovigen, sold Droughtmaster cross cows and calves for $1675/unit.


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