CQLX Gracemere agents saw a slightly increased yarding of 3371 head this week.
Cattle were drawn from Bowen in the north, Lowmead in the south and the usual local areas.
Quality was fair to good with condition lacking in more of the yarding this week.
The usual processors were active, keeping those lines at, or above, last sale. Feeders and restockers also competed strongly to improve returns in many categories.
Slaughter steers sold to 460c, average 440c, steers 400-500kg sold to 530c, average 456c, steers 300-400kg reached 548c, average 487c, steers 200-300kg made 630c, average 577c and steers under 200kg sold to 682c, average 566c.
Slaughter cows sold to 376c, average 370c, cows 400-500kg reached 356c, average 343c, and cows under 400kg made 371c, average 303c.
Slaughter heifers sold to 438c, average 428c, heifers 300-400kg made 522c, average 444c, heifers 200-300kg reached 580c, average 495c, and heifers under 200kg made 565c, average 480c.
Cows and calves sold to $2200/unit, average $2078/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 361c, average 331c, and bulls 400-600kg sold to 344c, average 322c.
Needham family, Marlborough, sold a run of 274 No.0 Charbray Brahman cross steers to average 487c weighing 409kg to return $1992/hd. Amaroo Partnership, Nebo, sold a run of Brangus No.0 steers with the lead pen topping at 530c weighing 411kg to return $2181/hd. RS and RJ Milne, Baralaba, sold Brahman cross steers for 630c weighing 220kg to return $1386/hd.
D and M Kraatz, Rossmoya, sold Droughtmaster cross weaner steers for 618c weighing 219kg to return of $1353/hd. J and R Brady, Bungundarra, sold Charbray cross steers for 606c weighing 271kg to return $1644/hd. Mt. Spencer Pastoral, Nebo, sold Brahman cross steers for 460c weighing 550kg to return $2530/hd.
H Laver sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 568c weighing 286kg to return $1626/hd. J Milner, Morinish, sold Charbray cross steers for 622c weighing 215kg to return $1337/hd. MK Agricultural Co, Marlborough, sold Brangus steers for 548c weighing 343kg to return $1885/hd.
V and B Roberts, Boyne Valley, sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 482c weighing 418kg to return $2018/hd. R and K Maloney, Gracemere, sold Brahman cows to 375c weighing 634kg to return $2377/hd. D and M Kraatz, Rossmoya, sold Brahman cows for 369c weighing 601kg to return of $2221/hd.
Fl and PA Leighton, Biloela, sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 536c weighing 313kg to return $1678/hd. Tralee Cattle Co, Middlemount, sold Brangus heifers for 546c weighing 359kg to return $1961/hd. R and J Sherry, Marlborough, sold Belmont Red cross heifers for 530c weighing 267kg to return $1416/hd.
D and K Geddes, Morinish, sold Brangus cross heifers for 428c weighing 528kg to return $2264/hd. M and L Polkinghorne, Kokotungo, sold Brangus heifers for 580c weighing 258kg to return $1501/hd. Charlevue Cattle Co, Dingo, sold Brangus No1. heifers for 558c weighing 258kg to return $1440/hd.