Santa weaner steers make 464c/$783 at Blackall

Santa weaner steers make 464c/$783 at Blackall


Good quality store cattle were in high demand at Blackall on Thursday.


Blackall combined agents yarded 2190 head of cattle at the fat and store sale on Thursday.

Cattle were sourced locally along with cattle from Alice Springs, Hughenden, Cloncurry, Winton, Julia creek.

A good yarding of fat cows saw a strong fat market once again and good quality store cattle were still in high demand.

Bulls under 450kg sold to 306.2c, average 286.7c, and bulls over 450kg made 318.2c, average 257.5c.

Cows under 300kg sold to 216.2c, average 184.7c, cows 300-400kg sold to 259.2c, average 237.6c, cows 400-500kg made 268.2c, average 258c, and cows over 500kg reached 285c, to average 273.2c.

Heifers under 220kg made 388.2c, average 287.7c, heifers 220-280kg sold to 346.2c, averaging 273.2c, heifers 280-350kg reached 379.2c, average 297.4c, heifers 350-450kg made 382.2c, average 304.9c, and heifers over 450kg sold to 316.2c, averaging 299.6c.

Steers under 220kg sold to 464.2c, average 450.2c, steers 220-280kg sold to 464.2c, averaging 377.8c, steers 280-350kg made 406.2c, average 364.8c, steers 350-400kg reached 387.2c, average 351.3c, steers 400-550kg made 380.2c, average 335.7c, and steers over 550kg sold to 320c, average 299.2c.

Mickeys made to 396.2c, to average 300.7c.

Cows and calves made to $1240/unit, averaging $1138/unit.


SM and JM Elliot, Boolbie, Winton, sold Droughtmaster bullocks for 316.2c at 612kg to return $1937/hd and also sold feeder steers for 364.2c at 498kg to return $1816/hd. Gibson Rural Properties, Manners Creek, Alice Springs, sold a good draft of heavy Brahman cross cows to a top of 276.2c at 613kg to return $1694/hd.

Sandover Past Co, Amaroo, Alice Springs, sold a good draft of Santa cows to a top of 276.2c at 553kg to return $1527/hd. Ross and Sons, Vacy, Yaraka, sold Santa steers for 406.2c at 330kg to return $1340/hd.

RTK and SP Smith, Rivoli Downs, Stonehenge, sold Brahman feeder steers for 376.2c at 483kg to return $1886/hd. Hartley Grazing Co, Bulls Gully, Quilpie, sold Santa steers for 418.2c at 191kg to return $798/hd. Mt Macquarie Past Co, Uanda, Tambo, sold Simbrah feeder heifers for 382.2c at 394kg to return $1505/hd.

Jordan Trading Co, Evanston, Ilfracombe sold Droughtmaster steers for 420.2c weighing 262kg to return $1100.92/hd and heifers for 388.2c weighing 219.7kg to return $852.83/hd. They also sold a Droughtmaster bull for 280c weighing 860kg to return $2408.

RJ and RJ Macmillan, River View Dairy, Mt Isa, sold Charolais steers for a top of 366.2c weighing 400kg to return $1464.8/hd. GCW and PG Little, Cracrin, Hughenden, sold Droughtmaster steers for 310c weighing 350kg to return $1085/hd. Devenish Grazing, Devenish, Blackall, sold Droughtmaster cows for 279.2c weighing 606.7kg to return $1693.81/hd.

Bailey Properties, Paradise Downs, Blackall, sold droughtmaster cows for 278.2c weighing 643.2kg to return $1790.42/hd. AJ and JE Lawrence, Winooka, Blackall sold Brahman cows for 277.2c weighing 500.2kg to return $1387.39/hd.

RJ Murphy, Everton, Aramac sold Santa steers to a top of 464c weighing 171kg to return $783/hd. He also sold heifers for a top of 380c weighing 169kg to return $642/hd. Rosemount Grazing, Rosemount, Barcaldine, sold Charolais cross cows for a sale topping 285c weighing 726 kg to return $2071/hd.

Borehead Pastoral Co, Norlands, Julia Creek, sold Charbray cross steers for 380.2c averaging 400.9kg returning $1524.11/hd. They also sold Angus cross steers for 380.2c averaging 402.5kg returning $1530.31/hd. KRJ and SA Douglas, New Haven, Cloncurry, sold Droughtmaster steers for 369.2c averaging 357.8kg returning $1321.04/hd.

Nebrean Pty Ltd, Mt Enniskillen, Blackall, sold Santa Gertrudis steers for 375.2c averaging 487.1kg returning $1827.54/hd. They also sold Droughtmaster bulls for 291.2c averaging 487.5kg returning $1419.60/head.

JM Rice, Prairie Vale, Torrens Creek, sold Santa Gertrudis steers for 387.2c averaging 370kg returning $1432.64/hd. W and J Windus, New Haven, Cloncurry, sold Droughtmaster steers for 393.2c averaging 261.8kg returning $1029.56/hd.

Crown Cattle Co, Hughenden, sold Wagyu cows for 259.2c weighing 431kg to return $1117. DM Lynch and Son, Tara, Cloncurry, sold Brahman cross heifers for 316.2c weighing 336kg to return $1062. Lachlan Lynch, Tara, Cloncurry, sold Angus cross heifers for 320.2c weighing 310kg to return $994.


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