Numbers lifted by 1500 to 3000 head at the Blackall weekly prime and store sale.
Cattle were sourced locally as well as some large lines from the north west of the state. Despite the larger offering, demand for cattle to the processor improved significantly with bullocks selling to 394.2c.
Heavy cows gained from 20 to 30c on the previous week and the return of a live export order saw bulls lift by 40c.
The yarding was drawn from Blackall, Richmond, Julie Creek, Major Creek, Hughenden, Yaraka, Winton, Isisford, Longreach, Barcaldine and Jericho.
Bulls under 450kg sold to 356.2c, average 317.7c, and bulls over 450kg made 362.2c, average 337.4c.
Cows under 300kg sold to 328.2c, average 273.3c, cows 300-400kg sold to 380.2c, average 314.8c, cows 400-500kg made 378.2c, average 317.9c, and cows over 500kg reached 350c, to average 336.6c.
Heifers under 220kg made 512.2c, average 402.1c, heifers 220-280kg sold to 476.2c, averaging 369.2c, heifers 280-350kg reached 390c, average 347.3c, heifers 350-450kg made 392.2c, average 353c, and heifers over 450kg sold to 374.2c, averaging 374.2c.
Steers under 220kg sold to 550c, average 487.6c, steers 220-280kg sold to 490.2c, averaging 415.8c, steers 280-350kg made 490.2c, average 405.4c, steers 350-400kg reached 395c, average 374.9c, steers 400-550kg made 404.2c, average 372.1c, and steers over 550kg sold to 392.2c, average 380.9c.
Mickeys made to 538.2c, to average 388.2c.
Cows and calves made to $1780/unit, averaging $1560.63/unit.
RM Rowlands, Hamlet Downs, Barcaldine, sold Droughtmaster bulls for 352.2c at 475kg to return $1673/hd. GC and JA Peck, Putora, Blackall, sold good heavy cows for 340.2c at 608kg to return $2067/hd. CN Herman, Vindex, Winton, sold a good draft of crossbred store cows PTIC to 378.2c at 453kg to $1713/hd. Ross and Sons, Vacy, Yaraka, sold Santa cross feeders steers for 402.2c at 427kg to return $1718/hd.
Kelly Hauff, Colart, Blackall, sold outstanding Hereford cross feeder steers for 402.2c at 485kg to return $1950/hd. DG and H Morton, Neleh Downs, Isisford, sold Santa steers for 490.2c at 247kg to return $1212/hd. CN Herman, Vindex, Winton, sold lightweight Angus steers for 522.2c at 204kg to return $1066/hd, and Angus cross heifers for 512.2c at 167kg to return 855/hd.
Cameron Woltman, Lydia, Winton, sold good quality Charolais cross steers for 494.2c at 200kg to return $988/hd, and Charolais cross heifers for 472.2c at 182kg to return $862/hd. DR and JK Allen, Tarcombe, Longreach, sold Droughtmaster steers for 430.2c averaging 299.2kg returning $1287.20/hd. The Bluff Holdings P/L, Albion Downs, Richmond, sold Brahman steers for 430.2c averaging 291kg returning $1251.88/hd.
JL and LI Davison, Helen Downs, Julia Creek, sold Charbray cross steers for 460.2c averaging 212.5kg returning $977.93/hd. I and J Ievers, Major Creek, sold Santa Gertrudis steers for 500c averaging 186.1kg returning $930.65/hd. R and L Ievers, Tarbrax Station, Richmond, sold Santa Gertrudis steers for 453.2c averaging 289.7kg returning $1312.72/hd.
Lumeah Grazing, Lumeah, Blackall, sold Charolais cross cows for 341.2c averaging 575.4kg returning $1963.21/hd. Ben Avery, Allandale, Blackall, sold Charolais steers for 460.2c weighing 346kg to return $1595/hd. K and N Douglas Enterprises, Acacia Downs, Winton, sold Droughtmaster steers for 470c weighing 194kg to return $912/hd.
FA Murray and Co, Belombre, Quilpie, sold Droughtmaster heifers for 414.2c weighing 230kg to return $952/hd. Paraway Pastoral Company, Malvern Hills, Blackall, sold Brahman heifers for 380c weighing 353kg to return $1344/hd. Parkgate Cattle, Park Gate, Barcaldine, sold a Murray Grey bull for 342c weighing 580kg to return $1984/hd.
Ravenswood Pastoral Co, Ravenswood, Aramac, sold Droughtmaster steers for 480c weighing 216kg to return $1040/hd. DM and SE Wehl, Ravenswood, Aramac, sold Droughtmaster steers for 470c weighing 234kg to return $1101/hd. Calton Hills Station Ltd, Calton Hills, Mt Isa, sold Brahman bulls for 335c weighing 550kg to return $1844/hd. Bloomfield Pastoral co, Boomfield, Blackall, sold prime cows to a top of 341.2c weighing 489.4kg to return $1669.75.
R and T Jensen and Teeraa Holdings, Avondale, Blackall, sold prime heifers to top at 374.2c weighing 480kg to return $1796.16. They also sold EU Charbray heifers to a top of 378.2c weighing 390.8kg to return $1478.13. CJW and NL Back, Springton, Jericho, sold Angus cross steers to top at 424.2 weighing 270kg to return $1145.34.