2112 head were yarded at last week's Emerald Fat and Store Sale.
A quality line of cattle yarded with larger runs of steers and heifers from origins such as Hughenden, Jericho and Aramac.
The market sold to a fully firm result, with improvements mainly seen for good slaughter cows and bullocks.
Younger steers increased significantly due to good rain in backgrounding areas.
EW and EM Moller, Edwinstowe, Jericho, sold number six santa gertrudis heifers for 238c/kg, weighing 436kgs, to return $1035p/hd. They also sold nine by eight droughtmaster cows and calves for $940p/unit.
Bayles P/L, sold 84 droughtmaster feeder steers for 276.7c/kg ave, weighing 405kg ave, to return $1122p/hd ave.
Cameron P/L, Glenmyra, Alpha, sold brahman cross cows to 212c/kg, weighing 558kg to return $1183p/hd. They also sold brahman cross bullocks to 248c/kg, weighing 614kg, to return $1524p/hd.
Read Bauman, Monklands Cattle Co, Alpha, sold charolais cross steers to 319c/kg, weighing 183kgs, to return $584p/hd.
Mazeppa Partnership, Clermont, sold No.6 EU heifers for 256c/kg, weighing 446kg, to return $1142p/hd. They also sold droughtmaster cows for 211c/kg, weighing 556kg, to return $1175p/hd.
The Prince family, Janibee, Capella, sold droughtmaster steers to at 277c/kg, weighing 520kg to return $1441p/hd.
Corbett Family, Glengallow, Emerald, sold santa cross bullocks to251.2c/kg, weighing 675kgs to return$1695p/hd.
A yarding of 2165 cattle came to hand at Gracemere sale comprising of 1009 steers, 305 cows, 632 heifers, 130 cows and calves and 89 bulls.
The market for prime cattle was firm on last week's rates while the bigger feeder steers also remained firm.
The market for the weaner steers eased a shade while the weaner heifers also eased.
Cedar Creek Pastoral Co, Gogango, sold droughtmaster prime heifers to top at 254c/kg, weighing 482kg, to return $1225.00p/hd.
John Hicks and family, Moura, sold brahman cross steers to top at 287c/kg, weighing 425kg, to return $1182.00p/hd.
Warren Offord and family, Bajool, sold brahman cross prime heifers to top at 261c/kg, weighing 440kg, to return $1148.00p/hd.
Rob Pocock and family, sold cross-bred weaner steers to top at 310c/kg, weighing 277kg, to return $861.00p/hd.
Ray Milne and family, Baralaba, sold charbray steers to top at 285c/kg, weighing 355kg to return $1021.00p/hd.
Burnett Livestock and Realty's meatworks and store sale on Monday saw a yarding of 1040 head.
Heavy bulls topped at 256c; bullocks topped at 278c; cows over 500kg topped at 232c; cows 400kg to 500kg topped at 225c; and trade heifers over 400kg topped at 267c.
Feeder steers 400kg to 500kg sold to a top of 274c while steers 300kg to 400kg sold to 318c.
Steers 200kg to 300kg sold to 370c.
Heifers 300kg to 400kg sold for 278c and heifers 200kg to 300kg sold to 295c.
Droughtmaster cross cows and calves from Bundaberg sold for $1480.
Mandalong cows and calves from Pine Creek sold from $1280.
Crossbred cows and calves from Pine Creek sold for $1420.
Cattle were drawn from Moura, Theodore, Rosedale, Mundubbera, Takilberan, Gin Gin, Gayndah, Tansey, Maryborough, Murgon, Bundaberg and all local areas.
Two to six tooth droughtmaster bullocks sold for 278c/$1850.
Two to six tooth bullocks from Takilberan sold for 267c/$1529.
Mandalong cows from Pine Creek sold for 231c/$1595.
Grey brahman cows from Gayndah sold for 228c/$1405.
Charolais cows from Gin Gin sold for 213c/$1380.
Charbray cross cows from Brooweena sold for 226c/$1317.
Charbray cows from Gin Gin sold for 222c/$1313.
Santa gertrudis cross cows from Miriam Vale sold for 221c/$1191.
Droughtmaster cross milk and two tooth steers from Booyal sold for 274c/$1161.
Charbray cross milk tooth steers from Gin Gin sold for 278c/$1474.
Milk and two tooth crossbred steers from Dallarnil sold for 271c/$1356.
Brahman cross milk and two tooth steers from Childers sold for 270c/$1103.
Milk tooth charbray cross steers from Mundubbera sold for 273c/$1188.
Brahman cross weaner steers from Dallarnil sold for 318c/$954.
Droughtmaster cross weaner steers from Eureka sold from 346c-388c/$676-$900.
Charbray cross weaner steers from Moura sold for 320c/$950.
Charbray weaner steers from Miriam Vale sold from 360c/$872.
Milk and two tooth simmental heifers from Wallaville sold for 278c/$1062.
Milk tooth droughtmaster heifers from Theodore sold for 278c/$899.
Milk tooth shorthorn cross heifers from Tansey sold for 273c/$858.
Red brahman heifers from Bundaberg sold for 268c/$727.
Milk tooth simbrah heifers from Murgon sold for 380c/$808.
Charbray weaner heifers from Miriam Vale sold for 295c/$675.
Crossbred weaner heifers from Dallarnil sold for 277c/$783.
Santa gertrudis cross weaner heifers from Dallarnil sold for 278c/$714.
Braford cross weaner heifers from Gin Gin sold for 280c/$760.
The next meatworks and store sale will be on Monday, February 26.
Charters Towers agents presented another small yarding of 549 cattle last week, comprising of a mixed quality yarding across all classes of cattle.
Three regular processors were absent, which had a major impact on heavy prime cattle due to the lack of competition.
Store cattle were comprised of many small irregular lines and a couple of good lines of vealer and yearling heifers which meeting limited demand from restockers, most regular feeder buyers were also absent.
Cattle were drawn from Richmond, Homestead, Ravenswood, local and coastal areas.
Vealer steers of mixed quality and type sold to irregular demand, topping at 300c for some good conditioned, freshly weaned types.
A small offering of yearling steers were also of variable quality, with one live exporter securing suitable feeder weights for 295c, while the few remaining better quality steers returning to grass sold from 240c to 270c/kg.
Vealer heifers consisted of a couple of good lines that were freshly weaned, with one line to slaughter for 248c/kg. Heifers returning to the paddock sold to 204c/kg.
One good line of yearling heifers to feed sold to 242c, while other small lines sold from 230c to 234c/kg.
There were only a few bullocks suitable for slaughter yarded, which sold to 245c, while a similar number of grown steers sold to 249c/kg.
An increase in the number of prime cows on offer was met with a number of absent processors, affecting demand throughout the sale.
Heavy three and four score cows fell by up to 24c, with cows above 500kg topping at 205c and averaging 200c/kg.
C3 score cows above 400kg sold to 195c and averaged 17c lower on 188c/kg.
Similar weight D muscled three score cows sold to 196c, down nine cents to average 184c, while two score types also sold nine cents lower averaging 176c/kg.
Lighter two score cows to processors bucked the trend, reaching 175c and averaging 164c, up 26c/kg.
Better quality light cows to restockers sold to 138c to average 132c/kg.
A number of lesser quality cows were on offer with limited demand.
A few grown heifers to slaughter also sold to limited demand, topping at 219c to average 207c/kg.
A number of small lines of heavy bulls to slaughter sold to 230c, while feeder weight types to live export sold to 272c/kg.
An increased offering of cows and calves sold to $1080, with most sales from $880 to $970/unit.
Biggenden: All Breeds
The annual Biggenden All Breeds Steer Sale on February 8 yarded 1723 head. The sale saw some very good quality steers yarded and sell to a strong market.
The champion pen was won by Clare Grazing, Theodore, with a pen of charolais cross number seven steers which sold for 282c/$1382.
The pen was purchased by the Nolan family, Wide Bay Feedlot, Gympie.
Wide Bay Feedlot went on to buy 394 head. Clare Grazing took home the Leichts CIA vet crush as their prize.
The santa gertrudis class was won by Hatton and Sons, Thangool, with a pen of number six steers which sold for 285c/$1394.
The brahman class was won by TM and MA Allan, Mundubbera with a pen of No 7 red brahman steers which sold for 284c/$1259.
The simmental class was won by RJ and KJ Preston, Eidsvold, with a pen of No 7 simmental cross steers that sold for 287c/$1255.
The angus class was won with a pen of No 7 steers owned by M Griffiths and P Lavaring, Theodore, which sold for 314c/$1263.
The droughtmaster class was one by Trevor Gordon Holdings, Gayndah, with a pen of number seven steers selling for 289c/$1122.
Glenellen Cattle Co, Chinchilla sold milk tooth santa gertrudis steers for 286c/$1354.
The Lennon Family, Manumbar, sold milk tooth santa gertrudis steers for 283c/$1347.
NC and NT Wallace, Bundaberg, sold milk tooth droughtmaster steers for 279c/$1430.
NT and DA McEvoy, Bundaberg, sold two tooth brahman steers for 279c/$1458.
LK and TM Davies, Mundubbera, sold milk tooth angus cross steers for 283c/$1428.
TM and MA Allan, Mundubbera, sold milk tooth angus steers for 286c/$1277.
JH and LA Kerle, Mundubbera, sold milk tooth brangus steers for 331c/$1048.
Hurst Family and Pastoral Co, Coringa, sold milk tooth brangus steers for 300c/$912.
AL and SM Fowler, Coalstoun Lakes, sold charolais santa cross number seven steers for 296c/$1232.
GK Gericke, Mundubbera, sold number seven charbray steers for 310c/$1285.
NJ Augustine, Mundubbera, sold number seven charbray steers for 298c/$1122.
Weller Pastoral, Eidsvold, sold charbray number seven steers for 299c/$1291.
The Sarnadsky Family, South Kolan, sold number seven charbray steers for 308c/$1031.
Courtmac, Coringa sold number seven charbray steers for 316c/$998.
The Murton Family, Gooroolba, sold number seven charbray steers for 317c/$919.
Eidsvold Sleeper Mill sold charbray number seven steers for 336c/$1146.
ME and KM Curtis, Cushnie, sold simmental cross number seven steers for 299c/$1165.
RJ and KJ Preston, Eidsvold, sold simmental cross number seven steers for 295c/$1123.
Eidsvold Sleeper Mill sold simmental cross number seven steers for 304c/$1180.
JL Hastings, Eidsvold, sold simmental cross number seven steers for 310c/$1006.
HK Dwyer, Didcot, sold grey brahman number seven steers for 278c/$1202.
SR and SE Aberdein, Coalstoun Lakes, sold number seven grey brahman steers for 278c/$1179.
Clare Grazing, Theodore, sold number seven grey brahman steers for 277c/$1225.
CD and PM Myers, South Kolan, sold light grey brahman steers for 330c/$851.
JL Hastings, Eidsvold, sold number seven red brahman steers for 328c/$968.
AL and SM Fowler, Coalstoun Lakes, sold number seven santa steers for 304c/$1202.
Neil Baker F/T, Gayndah, sold number seven santa steers for 294c/$1271.
Ventura Citrus, Gayndah, sold santa number seven steers for 300c/$1108.
Eidsvold Sleeper Mill sold number seven santa steers for 318c/$1014.
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