Feeder steers reach 384c, average 351c at Emerald

Feeder steers reach 384c, average 351c at Emerald

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There were plenty of processor and restocker buyers at Emerald on Thursday, driving good results across the yard.

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Emerald agents experienced a similar yarding to last week's numbers, with 1742 head on offer on Thursday.

Results across the board were mixed this week, in part due to producers holding many quality cattle over for next week's weaner and feeder sale. However there were plenty of both processor and restocker buyers present, driving good results across the yard.

Heavy bullocks over 550kg sold to a top of 356c to average 336c, bullocks 500-550kg sold to 356c for an average of 328c, heavy steers from 400-500kg made to 378c to average 336c, feeder steers from 350-400kg reached 384c to average 351c, 280-350kg steers sold to a top of 384c to average 348c, with not enough weaner steers present to quote.

Heifers over 400kg topped at 356c to average 327c, heifers 350-400kg topped at 350c and averaged 319c, medium weight heifers from 280-350kg reached 352c to average 305c, while weaner heifers were not present in enough numbers to reliably quote.

Heavy cows over 520kg topped at 290c to average 282c, while cows 450-520kg reached 288c to average 266c.

Heavy bulls over 600kg sold to a top of 325c to average 301c, and cow and calf units sold to a top of $1650 unit to average $1483.

The Esmond family, Lucknow, Emerald, sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 330c and weighed 601kg to return $1985. The Barlow family, Amaroo, Comet, sold Brangus cows making to 278c weighing 575kg or $1600. Nigel and Beth Burnett, Langley Downs, Emerald, sold Charolais cross cows to 289c weighing 593kg to return $1715.

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