Brangus steers smash CQLX record as restocking demand continues

Brangus steers break CQLX record reaching 572c/kg

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Ray White Rural Gracemere's Trevor Humble and Col Goodwin with GJ and LG Eiser's line of Brangus steers that sold for 572.2c/kg at CQLX.

Ray White Rural Gracemere's Trevor Humble and Col Goodwin with GJ and LG Eiser's line of Brangus steers that sold for 572.2c/kg at CQLX.

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Brangus weaners reached 572c/kg at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange's prime and store sale last Wednesday.

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Fierce restocking demands and better seasonal conditions saw Brangus weaners reach 572c/kg at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange prime and store sale last Wednesday.

The sale broke CQLX's price per kilogram record, which had only just been the week prior when Droughtmaster steers peaked at 556.2c.

The sale-topping pen of No.0 steers was drawn from Thirsty Creek, Gogango, and had an average weight of 202kg to give vendor a return of $1155/head.

The Brangus steers' sisters weighed 196kg and were snapped up for 456.2c to average $894.

Gary Wendt, Ray White Rural Gracemere, said the sale was strong right the way through.

"The vendors were really happy with the sale and the weaners will do a good job," Mr Wendt said.

"We're in a good environment at the moment and the lighter end of the cattle are selling very well, so is the heavy end too, but they just seem to be exceeding all expectations.

"They were just good quality lightweight steers, it's a supply and demand thing and the supply is down and the demand is high."

With only four prime and store sales left at CQLX in 2020, Mr Wendt predicted the selling season would finish off on a good note.

"I think in these next few sales we could see more producers making the most of this good money before Christmas," Mr Wendt said.

"We'll see it until the end of the year and even into the start of next year, I really can't see much change in it to be honest.

"Rain permitting, I believe the market will stay strong."

Josh Heck, Savage Barker and Backhouse GDL, sold a line of Brangus-cross steers for A and M Seth, Biloela, for a top of 434.2c/kg. The 66 head averaged 264kg to return $1088/head.

Josh Heck, Savage Barker and Backhouse GDL, sold a line of Brangus-cross steers for A and M Seth, Biloela, for a top of 434.2c/kg. The 66 head averaged 264kg to return $1088/head.

More than 2688 head were penned at the sale with more than half of the yarding being steers.

Most cattle were drawn from the local CQLX catchment region, with some coming from further north at Mackay, Clermont and Bloomsbury.

Peter and Lyn Brady, Mount Larcom, reached 396c for their draft of Brahman steers, which weighed 435kg to return $1727.

Greenlakes Station sold an impressive draft of 162kg Brahman-cross weaners that fetched 534c to average $864.

K Modrzynski, Canoona, peaked at 530c for their offering of 144kg Brahman-cross cattle that returned $763.

The cow price was solid and Corones Family Trust had a good result for its 544kg Droughtmaster offering, reaching 303c to make $1651.

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