CQLX Gracemere agents presented a smaller rain affected yarding of 2752 head on Wednesday comprising 1125 steers, 1310 heifers, 304 cows, 12 bulls, and one cow and calf.
The yarding was dominated by a run of 1005 steers and heifers from Rosetta Station, Collinsville. Other lines were drawn from Dingo, Marlborough, Mackay, and local areas. Processor cattle were firm to dearer on last week's rates.
All lines of store cattle also met with spirited competition to be firm to dearer on last week's rates.
Slaughter steers sold to 398.2c, average 362.7c, steers 400-500kg made 402.2c, average 382.3c, steers 300-400kg reached 416.2c, average 393.2c, steers 200-300kg made 522.2c, average 471.5c and steers under 200kg sold to 518.2c, average 435.7c.
Slaughter cows sold to 366.2c, average 299.2c, cows 400-450kg made 294.2c, average 278.2c, cows 320-400kg reached 284.2c, average 264.3c, and cows under 320kg made 306.2c, average 253.2c.
Heavy heifers sold to 402.2c, average 386.2c, heifers 300-400kg made 414.2c, average 389c, heifers 200-300kg reached 436.2c, average 408.2c, and heifers under 200kg made 446.2c, average 404.1c.
Bulls over 600kg made 338.2c, average 337.4c, bulls 450-600kg reached 341.2c, average 335c and bulls under 450kg sold to 460c, average 379.5c.
M and S Bella, Koumala, sold No.9 Charbray steers for 398c, weighing 435kg, to return $1734/hd. B and S Mills, Biloela, sold Brangus steers for 464c, weighing 273kg, to return $1271/hd.
Rosetta Grazing, Collinsville, sold 865 quality No.0 Brahman weaner steers topping at 522c, weighing 279kg to return $1460/hd, while the heifers topped at 436c, weighing 248kg, to return $1083/hd. Barlow Cattle Co, Dingo, sold a run of Brangus cows to average 292c, weighing 502kg, to return $1467/hd.
Mt Bison Past., Marlborough, sold Brahman cows for 293c, weighing 553kg, to return $1622/hd. A Anderson, Middlemount, sold Brahman cows for 352c, weighing 524kg, to return $1847hd.
B and J Bauman and family, Dingo, sold a run of No.9 crossbred heifers to average 407c, weighing 373kg, to return $1518 average. P and M Hill, Clarke Creek, sold Brangus heifers for 402c, weighing 427kg, to return $1718/hd.
Tarcoola Cattle Co, Dingo, sold No.0 Droughtmaster cross heifers for 430c, weighing 250kg, to return $1079/hd. M and S Anderson, Middlemount, sold No. 9 Brahman cross heifers for 392c, weighing 419kg, to return $1644/hd.