CQLX Gracemere agents presented a decreased yarding of 3676 head at Wednesday's cattle sale, comprising 1629 steers, 1600 heifers, 351 cows, 53 bulls, and 45 cow and calf units.
Processor cattle held strong on the previous week's rates, with cows being slightly dearer. All lines of store cattle were once again keenly sought after. The weaner steers were dearer with buyers competing for the limited number of quality lines on offer.
Cattle were drawn from Emerald, Clermont, Koumala, Nebo and local areas.
Slaughter steers sold to 388.2c, average 360.7c, steers 400-500kg made 408.2c, average 392.2c, steers 300-400kg reached 430.2c, average 386.2c, steers 200-300kg made 498.2c, average 413.6c and steers under 200kg sold to 498.2c, average 428.3c.
Slaughter cows sold to 287.2c, average 277.8c, cows 400-450kg made 292.2c, average 267.8c, cows 320-400kg reached 324.2c, average 249.2c, and cows under 320kg made 206.2c, average 155.3c.
Heavy heifers sold to 380c, average 321.8c, heifers 300-400kg made 408.2c, average 372.2c, heifers 200-300kg reached 440.2c, average 383.2c, and heifers under 200kg made 440.2c, average 383.1c.
Cows and calves sold to $2325/unit, average $1762/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 324.2c, average 292.7c, bulls 450-600kg reached 310c, average 289.2c and bulls under 450kg sold to 394.2c, average 331.5c.
Aroa Downs, Clermont, sold a run of Droughtmaster steers to 396c, weighing 493kg, to return $1955/hd. Barlow Cattle Co, Dingo, sold Brangus steers at 498c, weighing 199kg, to return $993/hd. Lake Elphinstone, Nebo, sold a run of Charbray and Brahman cross steers to 418c, weighing 394kg, to return $1649/hd. A and J Roberts, Yaamba, sold Brahman steers for 396c, weighing 410kg to return $1625/hd.
B and M Lashford, Mt Larcom, sold Brangus cross steers for 404c, weighing 453kg, to return $1832/hd. Head Grazing, Koumala, sold a run of Brahman steers to top at 450c, weighing 193kg, to return $872/hd. BJ and LJ Moretti, Wowan, sold quality Brangus EU weaner steers to 498c, weighing 267kg, to return $1333/hd. B and J Symonds, Nebo, sold Charbray cows for 282c, weighing 759kg to return $2142/hd.
The Clein Trust, Nebo, sold a line of Brahman cross cows topping at 283c, weighing 519kg, to return $1470/hd. M and K Robe, Tungamull, sold Droughtmaster cross cows at 284c, weighing 541kg, to return $1539/hd. JG and MA McCartney, Marlborough, sold No.8 Brahman heifers, for 313c weighing 456kg to return $1530/hd JE and LM Carroll, Midgee, sold Brahman cows to 285c weighing 578kg, to return $1649/hd.
G and E Livestock, Sandringham, sold Brahman cross weaner heifers for 430c, weighing 286kg to return $1230/hd Dave and Mandie Hudson, Hedlow, sold Charbray weaner heifers for 434c, weighing 222kg to return $962/hd Yeppoon State High, sold Angus feeder heifers to 402c, weighing 358kg, to return $1440/hd. J and S Dunne, Duaringa, sold Brahman heifers to average 440c, weighing 204kg, to return $898/hd.
Lake Elphinstone, Nebo, sold a run of Charbray cross heifers topping at 408c, weighing 353kg, to return $1444/hd. J and SJ Schneider, Yaamba, sold a run of No.0 Brangus heifers for 422c, weighing an average of 230kg, to return $972/hd. Wirringan Pty Ltd, Biloela, sold Droughtmaster cows and calves for $2325/unit.