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1429 head on offer at Emerald Cattle Sale

It was a smaller panel of buyers at Emerald this week.
It was a smaller panel of buyers at Emerald this week. Contributed

A MUCH smaller yarding of 1429 head came on offer at the Emerald Cattle Sale on October 10.

Quality and type was mixed this week and therefore some averages saw a slightly cheaper trend.

It was a smaller panel of buyers this week although competition was just as strong as last sale on the better quality types.

Prime bullocks over 550kg topped at 331.2c/kg for a pen of light bullocks selling to a feedlot operator.

Bullocks averaged 311c/kg to be firm with last week.

Prime cows over 520kg topped at 266.2c/kg and average 260c/kg and -4c/kg on last sale.

Weaner steers in good supply topped at 420.2c/kg to average 390c/kg.

Weaner heifers had a top of 389.2c/kg with a very strong average of 355c/kg.

Feeder steers 400-500kg topped at 359.2c/kg to average 345c/kg.

Feeder weight heifers saw a strong top of 361.2c/kg and average 325c/kg.

Overall another strong result, the mixed quality of some descriptions the only reason for some averages cheapening slightly.

HIGHLIGHTS

Curraweena Partnership, Allambie, Springsure, sold brangus x heifers No. 4s weighing 510kg to make 308.2c/kg and return $1571/head.

Lachlan Dickson, Chelbrook, Emerald, sold charolais x weaner steers weighing 292kg to make 385.2c/kg and return $1126/head.

Topics:  cattle sale


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