Weaner heifers sell to top of 380c, average 345c at Emerald

Weaner heifers sell to top of 380c, average 345c at Emerald

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A full panel of buyers provided plenty of competition at Emerald on Thursday.

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Emerald agents experienced a similar yarding on last week with 1262 head on offer, prices continued to climb across most categories with great returns for producers.

A full panel of buyers present provided plenty of competition in the bidding and reflected the consistently strong market across Queensland selling centres.

Heavy bullocks over 550kg sold to a top of 365c/kg to average 349c, bullocks 500-550kg sold to 363c for an average of 341c, heavy steers from 400-500kg made to 371c to average 358c, feeder steers from 350-400kg reached 374c to average 340c, 280-350kg steers sold to a top of 367c to average 335c, while weaner steers 200-280kg sold to 392c to average 376c.

Heifers over 400kg topped at 350c to average 339c, heifers 350-400kg topped at 358c and averaged 320c, medium weight heifers from 280-350kg reached 362c to average 322c, 200-280kg weaner heifers sold to a top of 380c to average 345c, while weaner heifers under 200kg sold to 334c for an average of 332c.

Heavy cows over 520kg topped at 286c to average 272c, while cows 450-520kg reached 272c to average 269c. Heavy bulls over 600kg sold to a top of 355c to average 317c, and cow and calf units sold to a top of $1400/unit to average $1360.

Rob and Kylie Cunningham, Myrtle Park, Comet, sold Santa cross heifers for 315c and weighed 470kg to return $1481. The Westerberg family, Emerald, sold Charbray heifers to 350c and weighed 445kg to return $1560. The Flohr family, Wotonga, Moranbah, sold Droughtmaster cross heifers reaching 362c to weigh 347kg or $1259.

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