Weaner heifers reach top of 378c, average 344c at Gracemere

Weaner heifers reach top of 378c, average 344c at Gracemere


Local restockers were active to secure lines of cattle at Gracemere on Wednesday.


CQLX combined agents yarded a total of 3891 consisting of 1577 steers, 1780 heifers, 444 cows, 25 bulls and 65 cows and calves.

Cattle were drawn from Sarina, Nebo, Marlborough, Biloela and all local areas.

Prime cattle held previous week's rates with better finished pens selling to a dearer trend. Feeder cattle sold firm with regular buyers in attendance.

A better line up of store cattle came to hand with both steers and heifers lifting on previous rates, with local restockers being active to secure lines of cattle.

Slaughter steers sold to 319c, average 302c, steers 400-500kg made 378c, average 358c, steers 300-400kg reached 386c, average 355c, steers 200-300kg made 458c, average 407c and steers under 200kg sold to 442c, average 407c.

Slaughter cows sold to 322c, average 287c, cows 400-450kg made 292c, average 264c, cows 320-400kg reached 262c, average 244c, and cows under 320kg made 220c, average 195c.

Heavy heifers sold to 338c, average 327c, heifers 300-400kg made 358c, average 329c, heifers 200-300kg reached 376c, average 326c, and heifers under 200kg made 378c, average 344c.

Cows and calves sold to $2125/unit, average $1332/unit.

Bulls over 600kg made 308c, average 294c, bulls 450-600kg reached 297c, average 280c and bulls under 450kg sold to 400c, average 315c.

Adams Family, Dalma, sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 378c, weighing 444kg, to return $1679/hd. EM and TL Jones, Dalma, sold Charbray steers at 420c, weighing 270kg, to return $1135/hd. GJ Perry, Nine Mile, sold a run of Droughtmaster weaner steers to average 458c, weighing 254kg, to average $1163/hd.

VP Olive, Granite Vale, St Lawrence, sold a line of Grey Brahman weaner steers for 442c, weighing 219kg, to return $978/hd. R Dunning, Morinish, sold a pen of Droughtmaster/Limo cross steers to top 377c, weighing 453kg, to return $1710/hd. Summa Simmentals, Middlemount, sold Simbrah weaner steers to 434c, weighing 281kg, returning $1220/hd.

Moorvale Partnership, Nebo, sold Brangus steers for 438c, weighing 234kg, to return $1027/hd. R Dunning, Morinish, sold a pen Droughtmaster/Limo cross cows to top 293c, weighing 573kg, to return $1681/hd. T and J Holland, Wycarbah, sold a pen of Droughtmaster cross cows to top 285c, to weigh 538kg, to return $1535/hd.

Cash family, St Lawrence, sold a pen of Brahman cows at 287c, weighing 503kg, to return $1445/hd. Paul Hinchliffe, Wowan, sold heavy Brahman cows to 289c, weighing 666kg, to return $1926/hd. Hazelton Pastoral, Middlemount, sold Charbray cows for 301c, weighing 586kg, to return $1764/hd.

GJ Perry, Nine Mile, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 370c, weighing 219kg, to make $811/hd. G Dunning, Morinish, sold Santa cross heifers to 346c, weighing 346kg, to return $1312/hd. Citifarm Holdings, Dingo, sold Charbray weaner heifers for 366c, weighing 263kg, to return $965/hd.


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