Weaner steers hit 622c at Gracemere

Weaner steers hit 622c at Gracemere

Josh Heck, from SBB GDL, with KG and MJ Stewarts record-breaking steer pen that reached a top price of 622.2c/kg, averaged 132kg to return $821/hd.

Josh Heck, from SBB GDL, with KG and MJ Stewarts record-breaking steer pen that reached a top price of 622.2c/kg, averaged 132kg to return $821/hd.


There were 4269 cattle offered at Gracemere on Wednesday.


TWO restockers duked it out in a bidding frenzy that pushed the steer price to a record-breaking 622.2c/kg at last week's Central Queensland Livestock Exchange prime and store cattle Sale.

The quality No.0 Brangus weaners weighed 132kg to return $821/hd for KG and MJ Stewart, Risendale, Ridgelands.

Matt Pearce, Savage Barker and Backhouse GDL, said the lines exceptional quality made the lot a standout to buyers.

Two buyers locked heads over the pen and it ended up being a restocker from Alpha who secured them, Mr Pearce said.

He will put them straight back into the paddock.

In total, combined agents yarded 4269 head of good quality cattle drawn from local areas and as far south as Gin Gin.

Quality and condition were good across most sections with several well-bred lines on offer. Competition came from normal processors although there was one from last week not present. Feedlot restockers were also well represented with best bred lines selling strongly and some plain description a little lesser.

Slaughter steers sold to 382c, average 349c, steers 400-500kg made 428c, average 397c, steers 300-400kg reached 510c, average 418c, steers 200-300kg made 596c, average 474c and steers under 200kg sold to 622c, average 457c.

Slaughter cows sold to 336c, average 272c, cows 400-450kg made 348c, average 262c, and cows 320-400kg reached 267c, average 254c.

Heavy heifers sold to 402c, average 343c, heifers 300-400kg made 434c, average 379c, heifers 200-300kg reached 500c, average 414c, and heifers under 200kg made 534c, average 463c.

Bulls over 600kg made 328c, average 266c, bulls 450-600kg reached 434c, average 366c and bulls under 450kg sold to 450c, average 381c.

Murphy family, Raglan, sold 18 No 0 Brahman steers to average 510ckg weighing 285kg to return $1451/hd. I and G Ohl, Olenga, sold 85 Droughtmaster cross steers to top at 570ckg, average weight 238kg to return $1263. K and M Stewart, Ridgelands, sold Brangus steers at 596c weighing 268kg to return $1599/hd.

P and F Ariens, Calliope, sold Brahman steers at 596c weighing 215kg to return $1281/hd. Frank Ellrott, Nankin, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 536c weighing 244kg to return $1311/hd. S and L Struss, Biloela, sold Angus steers for 420c weighing 483kg to return $2031.

LA and KF Kraatz, Milman, sold Charbray feeder steers for 414ckg weighing 475kg to return $1967/hd. Bullrush Past Co. Nebo, sold a line of No.9 Brangus steers for 418ckg weighing 475ckg to return $1987/hd. Charlevue C/C, Dingo, sold Brangus weaner steers for 526ckg weighing 277kg to return $1459/hd.

J Baccon, Bajool, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 584c weighing 256kg to return $1497. WA and SJ MacDonald sold Brangus heifers for 335c weighing 612kg to return $2051. SJ and SA Jones, Lexington, Ogmore, sold 101 No. 0 Brahman heifers topping at 448c weighing 292kg to return $1308 with a breeder buying most of them.

Bullrush Past Co. Nebo, Sold Prime No.8 Brangus heifers for 342ckg weighing 541kg to return $1850/hd. Tarcoola Cattle Co, Morinish, sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 382c weighing 378kg to return $933. Pitmoss Pty Ltd, Dalma, sold Euro cross No.1 heifers for 524 weighing 178kg to return $1425.


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