Weaner steers hit 662c, heifers reach 552 at Blackall

Weaner steers hit 662c, heifers reach 552 at Blackall


Fat and store cattle were still in high demand at Blackall.


Blackall agents yarded 1506 head on Thursday. Cattle were sourced from Cloncurry, Winton, Hughenden, Longreach, Blackall, Barcaldine, Aramac and surrounding districts.

The market remained strong with all buyers present with a mixed yarding of cattle, fat and store cattle were still in high demand.

Bulls under 450kg sold to 490c, average 428c, and bulls over 450kg made 366c, average 300c.

Cows 300-400kg sold to 394c, average 333c, cows 400-500kg made 394c, average 341c, and cows over 500kg reached 354c, to average 330c.

Heifers under 220kg made 552c, average 514c, heifers 220-280kg sold to 542c, averaging 433c, heifers 280-350kg reached 405c, average 357c, heifers 350-450kg made 412c, average 370c, and heifers over 450kg sold to 382c, averaging 370c.

Steers under 220kg sold to 662c, average 588c, steers 220-280kg sold to 634c, averaging 573c, steers 280-350kg made 548c, average 491c, steers 350-400kg reached 538c, average 434c, steers 400-550kg made 484c, average 404c, and steers over 550kg sold to 484c, average 374c.

Mickeys made to 572c, to average 439c.

Cows and calves made to $2400/unit, averaging $2079/unit.


Swan Hill Cattle Co, Swan Hill, Blackall, sold Santa cows for 360.2c weighing 643kg to return $2317/hd. SJ and MM Daley, Mineeda, Blackall, sold Brahman cross cows for 358.2c weighing 575kg to return $2036/hd. Copai Pastoral Co, Politic, Aramac, sold Brahman cross bullocks for 386.2c weighing 571kg to return $2207/hd. Clentbury Enterprises Pty Ltd, Penola Downs, Mckinlay, sold Droughtmaster cross bullocks for 368.2c weighing 621kg to return $2398/hd.

Broadford Pastoral Company, Broadford, Hughenden, sold Braford heifers for 382.2c weighing 553kg to return $2114/hd and also sold Braford steers for 472.2c weighing 415kg to return $1959/hd. ALC Rural, Delta South, Barcaldine, sold Santa Gertrudis cross cows for 365.2c averaging 588.8kg returning $2150.47/hd. R, E and F Batt, Plainby, Richmond, sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers for 662.2c averaging 152.5kg returning $1009.86/hd. PJ and SM Hayden, Plainby, Richmond, sold Santa Gertrudis cross heifers for 552.2c averaging 205kg returning $1132.01/hd.

SD Negus, Painted Acres, Blackall, sold Santa Gertrudis steers for 600.2c weighing 115kg returning $690/hd. They also sold Santa Gertrudis heifers for 542.2c weighing 245kg for a return of $1328/hd. Gillespie Grazing, Gillespie, Blackall, sold Santa Gertrudis cows for 345.2c weighing 700kg returning $2417/hd. Maranda Pastoal Co P/L, Maranda, Barcaldine, sold prime Brahman cows to a top of 356.2c weighing 540kg to return $1925.10/hd.

Bloomfield Pastoral Co, Lilyveil, Blackall, sold prime Droughtmaster heifers to top at 370.2c weighing 478.8kg to return $1772.33/hd. Star Grazing, Wakefield, Isisford, sold heavy Brangus heifers to top at 365.2c weighing 710kg to return $2591.50/hd. AW and JF Zischke, Brendallan, Aramac, sold feeder weight Red Angus cross heifers to a top of 386.2c weighing 370kg to return $1438.94.

Sunbury Pastoral Co, Sunbury, Isisford, sold Charolais and Shorthorn cross cows and calves for $2400/unit. Chandler Pastoral Holdings, Kyneton, Barcaldine, sold Santa Gertrudis cows weighing 629kg for 367c to return $2312/hd. RM Adams, Stratford, Blackall, sold Droughtmaster cross weaner steers for 634c at 227kg for $1442 and their lighter brothers weighing 173kg made 658c.

GCW and PG Little, Cracrin, Hughenden, sold Droughtmaster cross bullocks for 371c at 610kg to return $2266. KD Westcott, Chesterfield, Hughenden, sold Angus cows for 356c at 616kg for $2196/hd. RD Westcott, Catumval, Hughenden, sold Charolais cross yearling steers for 540c at 339kg to bring $1832/hd and also sold heavier steers for 484c.


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