Livestock

Buyers keen to bag a good one in Emerald yards

Meatworks cattle were keenly sought at Emerald.
Meatworks cattle were keenly sought at Emerald. Jarred Sferruzzi

EMERALD combined agents yarded 2700 head on April 28 with a good buyer attendance.

Cattle were consigned from Winton in the west, Pentland in the north and all Central Highlands areas.

Meatworks cattle were keenly sought after, with cows in particular strong to be dearer this week while heavy steers were unchanged.

Heavy steers over 550kg sold to 300c/kg to be dearer.

Heavy cows sold to 248c/kg. Heavy heifers over 400kg sold to 333c/kg and showed an increase largely due to quality. Heavy feeder steers 400/500kg sold to 350c/kg and averaged 310c/kg to be dearer.

Steers 350-400kg sold to 349c/kg and remain firm.

Steers 280-350kg sold to 370c/kg and averaged 330kg to be 10c easier.

Weaner steers 200-280kg sold to 408c/kg and averaged 359c/kg to be 10c/kg dearer.

Feeder heifers 350-400kg sold to 306c/kg and averaged 303c/kg to be firm.

Heifers 280-350kg sold to 329c/kg and averaged 306c/kg to be fully firm.

Some good quality weaner heifers yarded to sell to 362c/kg and averaged 315c/kg to be 20c/kg dearer.

No cows and calves yarded and in summary a sprinkling of good local weaners yarded to a strong buying contingent.

HIGHLIGHTS

Victor & Karen Roffey, Wyalla, Springsure, sold santa X angus No 5 steers to 331c/kg, weighing 464kg, for $1538/head.

The Roffey Family also sold No 6 steers to 345c/kg, weighing 321kg, for $1104/head.

Des & Dianne Priddle, Sirius, Rolleston, sold quality droughtmaster No 5 steers to 330c/kg, weighing 459kg, for $1515/head.

Paddy & Jacque McCoy sold brangus feeder steers for 320c/kg to weigh 435kg and return $1392/head.

Hazelwood Enterprizes, Wedderburn, Springsure, sold charbray feeder steers for 335c/kg to weigh 427kg to return $1710/head.

Gordon & Betty Bridgeman, Glenlee, Springsure, sold charbray No 6 steers, weighing 357kg, and made 349.2c/kg to return $1249/head.

Will & Susan Appleton, Craven, Clermont sold charolais X No 6 steers, weighing 336kg, which made 349.2c/kg to return $1173/head.

Smith & Perrin, Araluen, Clermont, sold charbray weaner steers for 400c/kg to weigh 180kg to return $723.22/head.

Topics:  cattle sale emerald


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