CQ MARKET: Sales see large yardings and good quality

CQ MARKETS: Good quality livestock was on offer around the region this week.
CQ MARKETS: Good quality livestock was on offer around the region this week. Allan Reinikka ROK160617asaleyar


GRACEMERE agents and vendors penned an increased yarding of 2970 head, up 830 on last sale.

Cattle came from local areas along with several large consignments from Nebo, Collinsville and Bowen to Mackay along the coast.

Although a little mixed, the yarding was generally quite good quality and there were only a very few light conditioned cattle present.

The biggest and possibly the best line up of heavy bullocks seen at Gracemere for a long time were presented last week.

Male calves sold to 353c/kg to restockers.

The better runs of vealer steers made to a top of 349c to average 307c/kg.

Vealer heifers averaged from 262c to 272c/kg.

Good quality yearling steers returned averages from 267c through to 285c/kg.

Yearling heifers consistently made from 255c to 278c with one pen of breeder quality heifers making to 293c/kg.

Grown steers to feed made to 271c with averages from 255c to 265c/kg.

Prime four score bullocks made to a top of 265c to average 250c/kg.

Grown heifers to feed sold mostly from 235c to 249c/kg.

Four score cows were plentiful, selling to 216c and averaging 207c, about 3c/kg easier than last sale.

Heavy bulls to processor inquiry averaged 228c/kg.

Several pens of good average quality cows and calves sold from $1250 to $1360/unit.


A larger offering of 1961 cattle at Sullivan Livestock's sale held Monday, February 19, saw the market remain firm to slightly easier for quality, while lesser types were cheaper.

Cattle were drawn from Bundaberg, Gin Gin, Childers, Aramara, Brooweena, Maryborough, Woolooga, Kilkivan, Tansey, Mundubberra, Eidsvold, Kenilworth and all local areas.

Heavy charbray steers from Noela Augustine, Mundubberra, made $2.70 ($1369).

Droughtmaster heifers from Dennis and Sue Billau, Scotchy Pocket, made $2.89 ($641).

Brahman cross heifers from Wangella Pastoral, Kilkivan, made $3.17 ($458).

Generally quality weaner heifers sold from $2.60 to $3.19.

Cows and calves topped at $1900 for charbray cross cows and calves from Barry and Hazel Gill, Imbil.

Brahman cows and calves from Noela Augsutine made $1800.

Droughtmaster cows and calves from Bill Tyler, Scrubby Creek, made $1530.


Emerald agents penned a much larger yarding of 3594 head, up 1451 head, in keeping with most major selling centres around the state this week.

The yarding was comprised of local cattle along with several large lines of cattle from Hughenden, Mackinlay, Winton, Aramac and Jericho districts.

Male calves made to 347c, mostly to restockers, while restockers also bought the best of the vealer steers to 361c to sell from 330c to 340c/kg.

Vealer heifers were selling at reduced prices from 240c to 260c/kg.

The best runs of yearling steers averaged 320c and heavier, plainer types 264c/kg.

Yearling heifers averaged from 229c to 254c/kg.

Grown steers to feed made from 243c to 270c/kg on occasion.

A good offering of 4 score bullocks sold to 255c to average 248c/kg.

Heavy 4 score heifers to the trade topped at 261c to average 248c/kg. Heavy 4 score cows topped at 223c to return an average of 208c/kg.

Heavy bulls to slaughter averaged 239.6c/kg.

Good quality cows and calves made from $1250 to $1520/unit.


Landmark yarded 360 steers, 140 heifers, seven cows and four cows and calves for a total of 515 head.

A very good quality yarding with the majority being steers.

Competition was strong on most grades however prices eased in line with other markets in Queensland.

The best quality steers remained firm in places.

PP Creber Family Trust of West Hill sold 13 brahman cross weaner steers for $845.

Barcoo Trust of Habana sold 35 grey and red brahman weaner steers for a top of $845, to average $775.

E and I Vella of Farleigh sold charbray weaner steers for $850.

AR McFadzen of Sarina sold 55 brahman cross weaner steers for a top of $735, to average $685.

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