Weaner steers top at 614c, heifers reach 544c at Blackall

Weaner steers top at 614c, heifers reach 544c at Blackall


There were 1907 cattle offered at Blackall on Thursday.


Numbers at Blackall increased from last week's sale with 1907 head yarded.

Cattle were drawn from local and northern areas as well as the Northern Territory.

Quality was mixed throughout the yearling cattle. Weaner steers topped at 614c and heifers at 544c. A large consignment of Brahman steers sold to 451c.

Some very good pens of grown cattle were yarded and with an additional export buyer prices improved 10c on most categories.

Heavy cows sold to 392c, grown heifers to 4222c and bullocks to 426c. PTIC Santa heifers sold to 528c and cows and calves reached $2240/unit.

Bulls under 450kg sold to 384c, average 316c, and bulls over 450kg made 410c, average 341c.

Cows 300-400kg sold to 356c, average 264c, cows 400-500kg made 383c, average 348c, and cows over 500kg reached 392c, to average 375c.

Heifers under 220kg made 544c, average 448c, heifers 220-280kg sold to 544c, averaging 416c, heifers 280-350kg reached 528c, average 406c, heifers 350-450kg made 528c, average 414c, and heifers over 450kg sold to 422c, averaging 411c.

Steers under 220kg sold to 614c, average 527c, steers 220-280kg sold to 614c, averaging 532c, steers 280-350kg made 610c, average 437c, steers 350-400kg reached 450c, average 413c, steers 400-550kg made 476c, average 396c, and steers over 550kg sold to 440c, average 419c.

Mickeys made to 546c, to average 447c.

Cows and calves made to $2240/unit, averaging $1673/unit.


AJ and CJ Adams, Allo-omber, Barcaldine, sold heavy Brahman cross cows to 375c weighing 641kg. RM Adams, Stratford, Blackall, sold a Droughtmaster bull for 372.2c to return $3070. Ben Avery, Allandale, Blackall, sold Hereford cows weighing 647kg for 359.2c. DT and CV Batt, Nuken, Winton, sold Santa Gertrudis steers for 412.2c weighing 603kg to return $2486/hd.

Burnett Holdings, Lara Downs, Julia Creek, sold Brahman steers for 498.2c weighing 292.1kg and also sold Brahman cross mickeys for a top of 546c. Corella Cattle Co, Corella, Winton, sold Santa Gertrudis cows for 378.2c weighing 541kg. SE and AL Jones, Pauda, Longreach, sold grown Brahman heifers for 420c at 535kg to return $2248/hd. CM and AA Searle, Winton, sold a Santa Gertrudis bull for 348.2c weighing 915kg to return $3186.

Tanks family, Corella, Winton, sold Droughtmaster and Charolais weaner steers for 614c. WF and ME Allison, Broadlands, McKinlay, sold Charbray cows weighing 668kg for 377c, $2519/hd. Ryrie Grazing, Mount Pleasant, Tambo, sold Charolais cross cows for 376.2c averaging 638.6kg returning $2402.31/hd. Matt McClymont, Truro, Hughenden, sold Brahman cross steers for 451.2c averaging 340.2kg returning $1534.86/hd.

AB HR and RN Hirsch, Caranna, Charleville, sold Angus cross heifers for 424.2c averaging 342.8kg returning $1454.27/hd. Kilterry Grazing, Kilterry, Julia Creek, sold Santa cross cows to a top of 378c weighing 502kg to return $1898/hd. They also sold pregnancy tested in-calf Santa cross heifers to a top of 528.2c weighing 421kg to return $2224/hd.

P and D Carrington, Anrod, Winton, sold VGQ Droughtmaster cows for 386.2c weighing 649kg to return $2506/hd. Adams and Son, Darracourt, Blackall, sold Santa cross cows for 372.2c weighing 705kg to return $2625/hd. Romulus Pastoral Trust, Romulus, Blackall, sold Santa Cross kill heifers for 422.2c weighing 513kg to return $2167/hd.

Sandover Pastoral Co P/L, Ammaroo, Alice Springs, sold Santa cross cows for 392.2c weighing 527kg to return $2067/hd and also sold Santa cross bullocks for 426.2c weighing 638kg to return $2720/hd. G and B Terry Investments, Lerida, sold Brahman cross heifers for 372.2c weighing 381kg to return 1421/hd. Swan Hill Cattle co, Swan Hill, Blackall, sold Santa cross cows for 385c weighing 604kg to return $2327/hd.

IT and NM Batt, Hillview, Muttaburra, sold Angus cross cows for 382c weighing in at 552kg for a return of $2111/hd. Gillespie Grazing Co, Gillespie, Blackall, sold Santa Gertrudis heifers for 474.2c weighing 270kg for a return of $1280/hd. SR and D Bowden, Penlan Downs, Longreach, sold Charolais cross steers for 440c weighing 555kg for a return of $2442/hd.


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