Weaner heifers sell to top of 380c, average 336c at Emerald

Weaner heifers sell to top of 380c, average 336c at Emerald

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There was plenty of competition in the gallery at Emerald on Thursday.

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Emerald agents experienced a slightly larger yarding on last week with just over 1600 head on offer on Thursday.

Due to next week's special weaner and feeder sale there were too few store cattle to reliably quote, however a great spread of fat cattle were on offer with plenty of competition in the gallery bringing excellent returns across the yard.

Heavy bullocks over 550kg sold to 330c/kg to average 322c, bullocks 500-550kg sold to 328c for an average of 312c, heavy steers from 400-500kg made to 387c to average 366c, feeder steers from 350-400kg reached 385c to average 367c, whereas all lighter lines of steers where too few to reliably quote.

Heavy heifers over 400kg sold to a top of 334c to average 297c, 350-400kg heifers sold to 328c to average 307c, 280-350kg heifers made to 378c to average 316c, while 200-280kg weaner heifers sold to a top of 380c to average 336c/kg.

Heavy cows over 520kg topped at 312c to average 277c, while cows 450-520kg reached 284c to average 263c. Heavy bulls over 600kg sold to a top of 300c to average 285c, while cows and calves averaged $1122/unit.

Proserpine Pastoral Co., Mutation Station, Clermont, sold Brahman steers to 323c weighing 658kg to return $2128. The Prince family,Janibee, Capella, sold Santa steers for 369c to weigh 464kg for a return of $1714. Don and Kay Gordon, Spring Creek, Alpha, sold Brangus cows to 278c weighing 581kg to return $1617. The Burnett family, Langley Downs, Emerald, consigned a large draft of crossbred steers, the best making to 383c weighing 442kg for a return of $1693.

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