'Red hot' Emerald market

'Red hot' Emerald market

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Weaner steers from 200-280kg sold to 500c to average 461, while weaner steers under 200kg sold to 500c to average 490c.

Weaner steers from 200-280kg sold to 500c to average 461, while weaner steers under 200kg sold to 500c to average 490c.

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Numbers increased by 300 to see agents pen 1660 head at Emerald last Thursday.

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Numbers increased by 300 to see agents pen 1660 head at Emerald last Thursday.

The market was best described as 'red hot' with all categories going either on par or well past last week's rates. The weaner cattle increased mainly due to an exceptional run of Euro-cross EU cattle on offer.

In the prime section, bullocks over 550kg sold to 355c/kg to average 345c and heavy steers 500-550kg reached 385c to average 370c.

Heavy heifers over 400kg topped at 353c to average 339c, heavy cows over 520kg topped at 294c to average 284c, cows 450-520kg topped at 285c to average 271c, while heavy bulls over 600kg sold to a top of 334c to average 310c.

In the store section, heavy feeder steers 400-500kg sold to 397c to average 373c, trade feeder steers from 350-400kg sold to 409c to average 384c and medium weight steers from 280-350kg made to 440c to average 379c.

Weaner steers from 200-280kg sold to 500c to average 461, while weaner steers under 200kg sold to 500c to average 490c.

Feeder heifers 350-400kg topped at 398c to average 361c and medium weight 280-350kg heifers sold to 403c to average 380c.

Weaner heifers 200-280kg made to a top of 460c to average 439c, while light heifers under 200kg sold to a top of 460c to average 442c. No cows and calves were offered.

The Jeppesen family, Olivevale, Comet, offered 591kg Euro cows to 278c for $1645/head, while the Sullivan family, Talagai, Capella, had their 594kg Droughtmaster cows sell to 290c and $1725.

The Cunningham family, Myrtle Park, Comet, had their Speckle Park-cross heifers sell to 399c for 333kg and $1332, while the Bradley family, Lindley Downs, Springsure, offered 441kg Angus-cross steers to 388c or $1710.

Geoff and Philippa Hurrey, Crillee, Clermont had their 216kg Limousin-cross heifers to 450c and $973, while the Hood family, Kirkton, Ravenswood, offered 256kg Simbrah weaner steers, EU accredited, to 500c or $1283.

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