Weaner steers sell to 498c, average 454c, at Emerald

Weaner steers sell to 498c, average 454c, at Emerald

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There was plenty of competition from a full panel of buyers at Emerald last Thursday.

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Emerald agents yarded slightly fewer cattle last week with 1855 head offered.

Plenty of competition from a full panel of buyers saw good results across the yard, with both processors and restockers in attendance.

Heavy bullocks over 550kg sold to a top of 389c to average 379c, medium weight bullocks from 500-550kg sold to a top of 391c to average 390c, heavy steers in the 400-500kg range topped at 420c to average 394c, feeder weight steers from 350-400kg sold to 424c to average 409c, 280-350kg steers sold to a top of 430c to average 403c, weaner steers from 200-280kg topped at 468c to average 423c, while weaner steers under 200kg sold to 498c to average 454c.

Heavy heifers over 400kg sold to a top of 410c to average 357c, feeder weight heifers 350-400kg topped at 410c to average 366c, 280-350kg heifers sold to 420c to average 369c, 200-280kg weaner heifers sold to a top of 440c to average 407c, while under 200kg heifers made to 434c to average 388c.

Heavy cows over 520kg sold to a top of 325c to average 308c, medium weight cows 450-520kg sold to 302c to average 283c, heavy bulls over 600kg sold to a top of 379c to average 360c, while a mixed draft of cows and calves averaged $1583/unit.

The Miller family, Duaringa, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 410c weighing 414kg to return $1700. The Bettridge family, Mt Wilga, Alpha, sold Droughtmaster steers to 396c weighing 430kg for a $1703 return. The McLucas family, Roper Valley, Middlemount, sold Santa steers to 424c weighing 389kg to return $1651.



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