A LARGER yarding of 3793 head came to hand at CQLX Gracemere last Friday, comprising of 1668 steers and bullocks, 1451 heifers, 404 cows, 170 mickey bulls, 60 bulls and 40 cows and calves.
With the larger yarding came some useful lines of cattle which met with strong competition both in the meatworks and heavy feeder steer section.
Steers to 200kg averaged 204c/kg or $356/head, while 201-300kg steers topped at 214c/kg, averaging at 188c/kg or $460/head.
Steers 301-400kg averaged 178c/kg, 401-500kg steers averaged 177c/kg or $793/head and steers over 550kg averaged 161c/kg to $921/head, topping at $1242/head.
Heifers to 200kg averaged 169c/kg to top at 198c/kg, 201-300kg heifers averaged 173c/kg or $407/head and 301-400kg heifers averaged 154c/kg or $531/head.
Heifers over 401kg topped at $1072/head averaging at 149c/kg or $659/head.
Cows and calves averaged $790, peaking at $880.
Cows 320-450kg averaged 120c/kg or $478/head, while those over 451kg peaked at 154c/kg, averaging to 135c/kg or $705/head.
Bulls and mickey bulls under 600kg averaged 128c/kg or $690/head while bulls over 601kg reached $1173/head averaging to 127c/kg or $891/head.
CQLX sale highlights
Friday, July 27. Yarding: 3793.
Alchera Pty Ltd, Alchera, Baralaba, sold 60 santa bullocks to a top of 167c/kg, weighing 742kg to return $1241/head
Cedar Creek Grazing Co, Gogango, sold droughtmaster-cross bullocks for 169c/kg weighing 604kg and returning $1022
Colinta Holdings, Havilah Station, Collinsville, sold 190 charbray feeder steers averaging 177c/kg, weighing 465kg to return $827/head
Merv and Heather McBride, Socorro, Gogango, sold a pen of no.1 braford steers for 193c/kg, weighing 381kg and returning $737/head
Jim Knuth and family, Duaringa, sold brangus cows to top at 135c/kg, weighing 580kg and returning $784/head
WT and J McDonald, Oakleigh, Theodore, sold santa-cross weaner steers for $2/kg, weighing 310kg and returning $620/head. Their heifers sold for 190c/kg, weighing 295kg to return $560/head
Ken Ingham, Mountain View, Calliope, sold brangus weaner steers for 211c/kg weighing 251kg returning $530/head
John Roche and Lisa Wallace, Ridgelands, St Lawrence, sold a pen of grey brahman weaner steers for 226c/kg, weighing 160kg and returning $362/head
Girrah Pastoral Holdings, Blackwater, sold 53 droughtmaster-cross weaner heifers to average193c/kg, weighing 252kg and returning $488 /head