CQLX Gracemere agents yarded a total of 2724 head on Wednesday, comprising 1289 steers, 820 heifers, 584 cows, 17 bulls, and 14 cows and calves.
Competition was strong on all descriptions of cattle with processor lines and lighter heifers seeing gains. All other descriptions were fully firm.
Cattle were drawn from Bowen, Rolleston, Biloela, Monto, and local areas. All the usual buyers were in attendance.
Slaughter steers sold to 320c, average 311c, steers 400-500kg made 372c, average 352c, steers 300-400kg reached 402c, average 365c, steers 200-300kg made 448c, average 395c and steers under 200kg sold to 440c, average 415c.
Slaughter cows sold to 290c, average 270c, cows 400-450kg made 328c, average 266c, and cows 320-400kg reached 300c, average 246c.
Heavy heifers sold to 376c, average 323c, heifers 300-400kg made 376c, average 342c, heifers 200-300kg reached 396c, average 352c, and heifers under 200kg made 386c, average 351c.
Cows and calves sold to $1625/unit, average $1554/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 292c, average 268c, bulls 450-600kg reached 308c, average 296c and bulls under 450kg sold to 374c, average 316c.
Tarcoola Pastoral, Lawgi-Dawes, sold Santa cross steers for 428c, weighing 280kg, to return $1201/hd. Lucas Cattle Company, Morinish, sold Droughtmaster steers for 448c, weighing 276kg, to return $1237/hd. Max Baldwin, Marlborough, sold Brahman weaner steers for 440c, weighing 168kg, to return $741/hd.
SE and JG Farr, Garnant, sold Grey Brahman weaner steers for 434c, weighing 237kg, to return $1029/hd. MR and JA Tully, Mt Larcom, sold Simbrah cross feeder steers for 372c, weighing 460kg, to return $1715/hd. Montrose Grazing Co, Marlborough, sold Grey Brahman steers for 434c, weighing 231kg, to return $1005/hd.
JG and MA McCartney, Marlborough, sold heavy cross bred feeder steers for 366c, weighing 456kg, to return $1670/hd. KLS Livestock, Sarina, sold 28 Brangus cows to top at 290c, to avg 541kg, to return $1545/hd. Marsu Investments, Baralaba, sold a Quality line of heavy Brangus cows to top at 284c, weighing 619kg, to return$1760/hd.
Aroa Downs, Clermont, sold a run of Droughtmaster heifers to make 362c, to weigh 375kg, to return $1361/hd. Rodney Goodwin, Bluff, sold Droughtmaster heifers for 312c, weighing 436kg, to return $1345/hd. D Clark, Baralaba, sold Charbray heifers to 334c, weighing 518kg, to return $1733/hd.
A Zanatta, Dululu, sold Brangus cross heifers for 396c, weighing 245kg, to return $970/hd. Lestree Downs, Clermont, sold a run of quality Brahman heifers for 357c, to average 297kg, to return $1060/hd. SE and JG Farr, Garnant, sold Grey Brahman weaner heifers for 386c, weighing 212kg, to return $820/hd.
Kim McPherson, Moura, sold Brangus cross weaner heifers for 386c, weighing 204kg, to return $788/hd. They also sold feeder heifers for 342c, weighing 416kg, to return $1423/hd. MJ and MJ Teys, Dululu, sold crossbred weaner heifers for 384c, weighing 277kg, to return $1065/hd. B and M Woodard, Duaringa, sold a pen of Brangus cow and calves $1625/hd. KLS Livestock, Sarina, sold a pen of cows and calves for $1600/hd.