THE better lines of store cattle presented at CQLX Gracemere last Friday were met with strong competition, resulting in a strengthening of the overall store market.
Rain restricted last week's yarding to 1341 head, comprising 713 steers and bullocks, 410 heifers, 100 prime and store cows, 109 cows and calves and nine bulls. The market for meatworks cattle was a shade dearer.
Steers to 200kg averaged 170c/kg or $300 a head, steers 201-300kg averaged 167c/kg or $406 and those in the 301-400kg range averaged 149c/kg or $522. Steers 401-500kg averaged 143c/kg or $657, while those over 500kg averaged 147c/kg or $795, with a maximum of $996.
Heifers to 200kg averaged 142c/kg or $256 a head, heifers 201-300kg averaged 143c/kg or $345, heifers 301-400kg averaged 142c/kg or $471, while those over 400kg averaged 134c/kg or $603, with a top of $737.
Cows and calves averaged $681 and reached a maximum of $850.
Cows 320-400kg averaged 66c/kg or $234 a head, cows 400-450kg averaged 95c/kg or $410, while those over 450kg averaged 116c/kg or $595, reaching a top of $719.
Bulls and mickies 451-600kg averaged 93c/kg or $620 a head and bulls over 600kg averaged 97c/kg or $512, with a top of $562.
CQLX Sale Highlights
Friday, April 12. Yarding: 1341.
- Weona Grazing Company, Baralaba, sold a pen of charbray feeder steers to top at 145c/kg, weighing 478kg to return $694
- John & Chris Peacock, Goovigen, sold simmental cross weaner steers to top at 180c/kg, weighing 289kg and returning $521
- Mt Flora Cattle Trust, Nebo, sold 180 No.3 droughtmaster steers to top at 188c/kg, to average 174c/kg at 240kg and return $417
- Benson Pastoral Company, Theodore, sold droughtmaster bullocks for 151c/kg, weighing 532kg and returning $804
- BJ & KV McLachlan, Ubobo, sold braford cross cows and calves for $830
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