A YARDING of 1864 head came to hand at CQLX Gracemere on September 7, consisting of 763 bullocks and steers, 830 heifers, 130 cows, 74 micky bulls, 17 bulls, and 50 cows and calves.
Store cattle values remained similar to the previous week's rates, while processors competed very strongly to see gains in slaughter cattle.
Steers to 200kg made 224c/kg to average 202c, steers 200-300kg topped at 224c to average 188c, 300-400kg steers reached 184c to average 171c, steers 400-500kg peaked at 187c to average 171c, and those over 500kg topped at 186c to average 172c.
Heifers to 200kg reached 174c to average 167c, 200-300kg topped at 187c to average166c, heifers 300-400kg peaked at 190c to average 158c, and those over 400kg made 175c to average 168c.
Cows and calves reached $710 per unit to average $624.
Cows 320-450kg topped at 142c to average 118c, and those over 450kg reached 153c to average 143c.
Bulls/mickies made 182c to average 139c, and bulls over 600kg peaked at 147c to average 136c.
Bob Beak, Cararra, Calliope, sold a pen of Grey Brahman bullocks for 177c, weighing 642kg and returning $1137/head; and Col Olive, Hillsend, Marlborough, sold 18 Brahman bullocks to top at 186c, weighing 624kg to return $1162.
James and Shirley Dunne, Duaringa, sold cast-for-age prime Brahman-cross cows to top at 151c, weighing 587kg to return $888, while the Scott family, Baralaba sold Droughtmaster EU heifers to top at 175c, weighing 513kg to return $899.
Kevin Rebetzke, Bar H Ogmore, sold Brahman-cross steers to top at 215c, weighing 210kg to return $452; and Reece McDonald, Bajool, sold a pen of Droughtmaster steers for 219c, weighing 227kg to return $498.
M and H Gunthorpe, Namoi Hills, Dingo, sold Red Brahman weaner steers, reaching 224c to weigh 225kg and realise $504, while B and L Winn, Ridgelands, sold Charbray-cross weaner heifers to top at 187c, weigh 232kg for a return of $435.
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