Blackall combined agents yarded a total of 1669 head of cattle at last Thursday's prime and store sale.
Cattle were sourced from Blackall, Prairie, Jundah, Barcaldine, Julia Creek, Charters Towers, Jericho, Stonehenge and Tambo.
Bulls under 450kg sold to 344.2c, average 330.7c, and bulls over 450kg made 334.2c, average 287c.
Cows under 300kg sold to 222.2c, average 214.5c, cows 300-400kg sold to 360.2c, average 286.6c, cows 400-500kg made 319.2c, average 284.5c, and cows over 500kg reached 305.2c, to average 297.2c.
Heifers under 220kg made 426.2c, average 364.7c, heifers 220-280kg sold to 402.2c, averaging 325.3c, heifers 280-350kg reached 359.2c, average 332.3c, heifers 350-450kg made 358.2c, average 326.3c, and heifers over 450kg sold to 336.2c, averaging 300.6c.
Steers under 220kg sold to 496.2c, average 451.5c, steers 220-280kg sold to 466.2c, averaging 434.1c, steers 280-350kg made 400.2c, average 371c, steers 350-400kg reached 398.2c, average 353.4c, steers 400-550kg made 400.2c, average 360.1c, and steers over 550kg sold to 362c, average 358.9c.
Mickeys made to 450.2c, to average 393.8c.
Cows and calves made to $1800/unit, averaging $1769.23/unit.
DKM Pastoral Pty Ltd, Athol, Blackall, sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 355c averaging 554.5kg returning $1968.48/hd. Ewen Plains Grazing, Ewen Plains, Prairie, sold Charbray cows and calves for $1800/unit. The Maxvale Land Trust, Maxvale, Jundah, sold Santa Gertrudis bulls for 292.2c averaging 683.3kg returning $1996.70/hd. Blue Sky Beef Pty Ltd, Norwood, Blackall, sold a good quality run of grass-fed bullocks to top at 362c weighing 594.6kg to return $2152.61. They also sold a run of heavy prime cows that sold to a top of 305.2c weighing 516.9kg to return $1577.50. Maranda Pastoral Co, Maranda, Barcaldine, sold prime cows to a top of 304.2c weighing 565kg to return $1718.73. St Elmo Pastoral Group, St Elmo, Julia Creek, sold prime cows to top at 316.2c weighing 457kg to return $1458.74. They also sold a good quality run of Brangus/Droughtmaster heifers to a top of 358.2c weighing 364.1kg to return $1304.27. Becco Pastoral, Ananvale, Charters Towers, sold a run of Charbray/Brahman cross mickeys and heifers. The male calves topped at 422.2c weighing 268.1kg to return $1131.93, with the run averaging 395.2c. The heifers sold to 370c weighing 239.3 to return $885.36, with the run averaging 336.4c. Romulus Pastoral Trust, Romulus, Blackall, sold good quality Santa cross steers for 360.2c at 556kg to return $2003/hd. GC and JA Peck, Putora, Blackall, sold heavy cows to 302.2c at 628kg to return $1899/hd. KB McKeering, Stirling, Barcaldine, sold good heavy cows for 296.2c at 527kg to return $1563/hd. ES and JB Otto, Minnamoora, Jericho, sold Brahman cows for 300.2c at 516kg to return $1549/hd. Tawarri Past Co, The Patrick, Barcaldine, sold a good draft of store cows for 306.2c at 384kg to return $1175/hd. S and B Knight, Mt Harden, Blackall, sold good quality Simmental cross feeder steers for 400.2c at 400kg to return $1600/hd. Warbreccan Past Co, Warbreccan, Stonehenge, sold Droughtmaster feeder steers for 398.2c at 428kg to return $1705/hd. Alibel Trust, Macfarlane, Tambo, sold good quality Brahman/ Hereford cross weaner steers for 496.2c at 196kg to return $972/hd. SK and JC Mickan, Bustinia, Barcaldine, sold Charolais cross weaner steers for 466.2c at 230kg to return $1072/hd.