CQLX Gracemere agents presented a decreased yarding of 3510 at Wednesday's cattle sale, comprising 1733 steers, 1365 heifers, 330 cows, 48 bulls, and 34 cow and calf units.
Processor cattle held firm on last week's rates apart from the bulls. Feeder cattle where slightly stronger. Backgrounders and weaners were strong again with a very active buyer panel.
Cattle were drawn from Collinsville, Nebo, Sarina, Clermont and local areas.
Slaughter steers sold to 404.2c, average 374.6c, steers 400-500kg made 424.2c, average 402.8c, steers 300-400kg reached 438.2c, average 404.6c, steers 200-300kg made 498.2c, average 445c and steers under 200kg sold to 560.2c, average 463.7c.
Slaughter cows sold to 342.2c, average 299.1c, cows 400-450kg made 342.2c, average 300.2c, cows 320-400kg reached 366.2c, average 304.2c, and cows under 320kg made 230c, average 217.4c.
Heavy heifers sold to 396.2c, average 367.4c, heifers 300-400kg made 420c, average 380.3c, heifers 200-300kg reached 454.2c, average 401.7c, and heifers under 200kg made 482.2c, average 415.5c.
Cows and calves sold to $2600/unit, average $2025/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 322.2c, average 299.4c, bulls 450-600kg reached 378.2c, average 313.1c and bulls under 450kg sold to 462.2c, average 347.1c.
E and K Adams, Dalma, sold Droughtmaster feeder steers for 422c, weighing 390kg, to return $1648/hd. GK and LR Thompson, Morinish, sold Brahman cross No.8 steers for 414c, weighing 463kg, to return $1920/hd. CS and JA Lovell, Garnant, sold Romagnola cross weaner steers for 488c, weighing 272kg, to return $1328/hd. R and U Oates, Comet, sold Brahman weaner steers for 472c, weighing 281kg, to return $1328/hd. W and K Geddes, Milman, sold Brangus cross feeder steers for 406c, weighing 472kg, returning $1918/hd. Lestree Downs, Clermont, sold 280 No.9 Brahman steers to average 406c, weighing 374kg, returning $1519/hd. Lucas Cattle Co, Morinish, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 498c, weighing 258kg, returning $1287/hd. Troy Comiskey, Sandringham, sold Brahman cross cows for 310c, weighing 524kg, to return $1625/hd. Wirrangan Pty Ltd, Canoona, sold Red Brahman cows for 306c, weighing 529kg, to return $1620/hd. Jason Hetherington, Baralaba, sold Santa heifers for 402c, weighing 365kg, to return $1471/hd. L and D Cooke, Dalma, sold Droughtmaster heifers for 360c, weighing 426kg, to return $1535/hd. AL and DI Richter, Kuttabul, sold Brangus heifers for 420c, weighing 341kg, to return $1433/hd. AL and DI Richter, Kuttabul, sold good quality Brangus cows and calves for $2600/unit.