Weaner heifers hit 444c, average 401c, at Gracemere

Weaner heifers hit 444c, average 401c, at Gracemere


Weaner heifers experienced a dearer trend at Gracemere.


CQLX combined agents yarded a total of 3426, comprising 1643 steers, 1393 heifers, 363 cows, eight bulls and 19 cows and calves.

Cattle were drawn from Nebo, Middlemount, Mackay, Gin Gin and all local areas.

The prime market lifted on last week's rates, with well finished cows fetching a premium. Store cows held firm. Heavy feeder steers and heifers gained momentum following other major selling centres. No.9 steers and weaner steers were once again well sought after with competition holding prices firm. The weaner heifers experienced a dearer trend with restockers securing the better lines.

Slaughter steers sold to 382c, average 353c, steers 400-500kg made 406c, average 377c, steers 300-400kg reached 426c, average 383c, steers 200-300kg made 458c, average 416c and steers under 200kg sold to 446c, average 410c.

Slaughter cows sold to 308c, average 267c, cows 400-450kg made 328c, average 266c, cows 320-400kg reached 290c, average 249c, and cows under 320kg made 210c, average 181c.

Heavy heifers sold to 366c, average 317c, heifers 300-400kg made 432c, average 359c, heifers 200-300kg reached 436c, average 376c, and heifers under 200kg made 444c, average 401c.

Cows and calves sold to $1775/unit, average $1428/unit.

Bulls over 600kg made 328c, average 312c, bulls 450-600kg reached 332c, average 308c and bulls under 450kg sold to 418c, average 360c.

Parraweena Cattle Co sold a quality run of feeder steers to top at 406c, to average 407kg, to reach $1818/hd. WA Chapman, Biloela, sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 380c, weighing 471kg, to return $1791/hd. D Gilliam and S McGregor, Nebo, sold Charbray steers for 446c, weighing 270kg, to return $1206/hd.

The Vella family, Marlborough, sold a quality run of Brangus/Brahman cross feeder steers with the lead pen topping at 412c, weighing 360kg, to return $1487/hd. E and M Hanrahan, Gogango, sold a pen of Droughtmaster steers for 426c, weighing 285kg, to return $1217/hd.

EM and RF Bella, Nebo, sold Brangus weaner steers for 424c, weighing 309kg, to return $1312/hd. Frank Ellrott, Nankin, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 426c, weighing 252kg, to return $1074/hd. G Perry sold Droughtmaster cows to 291c, to weigh 550kg, to return $1608/hd.

Montrose Grazing Co., Marlborough, sold Brahman 272c, weighing 556kg, to return $1515/hd. Austral Park, Kabra, sold Angus heifers for 337c, weighing 540kg, to return $1820/hd. Yaralla Droughtmasters, Blackwater, sold Droughtmaster heifers for 396c, weighing 390kg, to return $1545/hd.

R and U Oates, Comet, sold quality grey Brahman No.9 heifers for 436c, weighing 374kg to return $1616/hd, and sold No.0 heifers for 436c, weighing 251kg, to return $1097/hd. T and K Mortimer, Dalma, sold Brahman weaner heifers for 434c, weighing 161kg, to return $700/hd. D and E Zeimer, Bracewell, sold Bazadaise cows and calves to $1775/unit.


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