Weaner heifers sell to top of 396c, average 375c at Emerald

Weaner heifers sell to top of 396c, average 375c at Emerald

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There was good buyer competition at Emerald on Thursday.

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Emerald agents experienced a slightly larger yarding on last week's sale, with 1091 head standing for offer.

With one major processor not operating this week some categories saw falls throughout the yard, however returns remained strong due to good competition from other buyers.

Feeder steers from 350-400kg sold to a top of 410c/kg to average 368c, medium weight steers from 280-350kg made to 440c to average 397c, while weaner steers from 200-280kg sold to 423c to average 395c.

Heavy heifers over 400kg sold to a top of 350c to average 310c, 350-400kg heifers sold to 334c to average 314c, 280-350kg heifers sold to 330c to average 308c, while 200-280kg weaner heifers made to a top of 396c to average 375c.

Heavy cows over 520kg topped at 298c to average 276c, while cows 450-520kg reached 277c to average 251c. Heavy bulls over 600kg sold to a top of 282c to average 264c.

Greg and Alicia Magee, St. Omer, Capella, consigned Angus steers to 330c weighing 583kg to return $1920. Mike and Vikki Donovan, Coolibah, Capella, sold Charolais steers to 419c weighing 270kg for a $1131 return. Dan and Tara Perry, Glendon, Emerald, sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to 394c to weigh 266kg for a return of $1051.

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