Steers reach 554c in Emerald

Brangus steers reach 554c at Emerald Sale

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Yarding was steady with 1160 head at Emerald's Prime and Store Sale last Thursday 4 March. Picture: Ben Harden

Yarding was steady with 1160 head at Emerald's Prime and Store Sale last Thursday 4 March. Picture: Ben Harden

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The market remained strong at the Emerald Prime and Store Sale last Thursday.

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There were 1160 head yarded at the Emerald saleyards last Thursday, with agents experiencing a similar yarding in previous weeks.

Restocker, meatworks and local buyers were in full swing with all categories coming under strong competition.

Heavy bullocks over 550kg sold to a top of 351c/kg to average 346 cents, steers from 400-500kg topped at 419c to average 403c/kg.

Feeder weight steers from 350-400kg sold to 424c/kg to average 414c/kg, steers (280-350kg) sold to a top of 462c to average 373c/kg.

Weaner steers from 200-280kg topped at 554c to average 487c/kg, while weaner steers under 200kg sold to a top of 500c/kg to average 500c.

Weaner heifers reach 496c 

Heavy heifers over 400kg sold to a top of 376c/kg to average 337 cents, 350-400kg feeder heifers sold to 376c/kg to average 349c, 280-350kg heifers sold to 454c/kg to average 401c/kg.

Weaner heifers (200-280kg) sold to a top of 496 cents to average 474c/kg, while heifers under 200kg sold to a top of 488c to average 481c/kg.

Heavy cows over 520kg topped at 279c/kg to average 269 cents, cows from 450-520 kg sold to 270c/kg to average 250 cents, while heavy bulls over 600kg topped at 329c/kg to average 283 cents.

Good competition in the buyers gallery brought great results across the yard for quality cattle, with both processors and restockers operating at the Central Highlands Prime and Store Sale in Emerald last Thursday. Picture: Ben Harden

Good competition in the buyers gallery brought great results across the yard for quality cattle, with both processors and restockers operating at the Central Highlands Prime and Store Sale in Emerald last Thursday. Picture: Ben Harden

Sale Highlights

The Flohr family, Wotonga Station, Nebo sold Santa cross steers to 409 cents weighing 480kg to return $1964.

The Feddersen family, Whitdale, Rubyvale sold Charbray steers to 419c/kg, to weigh 454kg for a $1902 return.

Steven Bailey, Bayella Downs, Capella, sold Brangus steers to 554c/kg weighing 225kg to return $1245.

Des and Diana Priddle, Sirus, Rolleston, sold No 9 Droughtmaster Steers to 407c/kg to weigh 462kgs and return $1881.

The Spencer Family, Walara, Rolleston, sold No 8 Heifers to 342c/kg to weigh 453kgsand return $1551/head.

Andrew Donna Donaldson, Surbiton South, Alpha, sold cows to 275c/kg to weigh 626kgs and return $1722/head.

Richard and Robyn Daniels, Plainfields, Gindie, sold No. 8 Santa X Bullocks for 350c/kg weighing 722kg or $2528.Arcturus Downs, Springsure, sold No. 9 Droughtmaster Heifers for 356c/kg weighing 451kg or $1582.

They also offered No. 0 Heifers making 410c/kg weighing 343kg for $1408.

Carl and Eliza Siller, Monkana, Capella, sold Euro X Weaner Steers for 543c/kg weighing 228kg or $1140 with their Heifer mates making 464c/kg weighing 235kg or $1090.

Les Flohr, Clermont, sold Angus No. 0 Heifers for 418c/kg weighing 290kg or $1212.

The story Steers reach 554c in Emerald first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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