Good yarding as sun shows at Gracemere

FINE weather helped increase the yarding at CQLX Gracemere to 2039 head.

The store market firmed for selected lines and all meatworks cattle were cheaper.

Cattle were yarded from Richmond, Julia Creek, Theodore and most local areas.

  • The yarding comprised 697 steers and bullocks, 903 heifers, 261 cows, 36 bulls and mickies and 142 cows and calves.
  • Steers to 200kg averaged 171c/kg or $323 a head, steers 201-300kg averaged 163c/kg or $410 and 301-400kg steers averaged 155c/kg or $543.
  • Steers 401-500kg averaged 145c/kg or $642, while steers over 500kg averaged 151c/kg or $893, reaching a maximum of $1020.
  • Heifers to 200kg averaged 141c/kg or $254a head, heifers 201-300kg averaged 135c/kg or $345, those 301-400kg averaged 137c/kg or $476, while heifers over 401kg averaged 146c/kg or $627, reaching a maximum of $825.
  • Cows and calves averaged $680, reaching a maximum of $880.
  • Cows 320-400kg averaged 98c/kg or $366 a head, cows 400-450kg averaged 118c/kg or $503, while those over 450kg averaged 120c/kg or $597, with a maximum of $774.
  • Bulls up to 450kg averaged 106c/kg or $374 a head, bulls and mickies 451-600kg averaged 112c/kg or $572, while bulls over 600kg averaged 115c/kg or $795/head, with a top of $920.

CQLX Sale Highlights

Friday, March 15.

Yarding: 2039.

  • The Spann Family, Goovigen sold a pen of droughtmaster No.1 heifers to top at 179c/kg, weighing 460kg to return $825
  • Ian & Jesse Walker, Milman sold droughtmaster cows and calves to top at $880
  • Beth Williams, Kabra sold a pen of good droughtmaster steers for 197c/kg, weighing 230kg to return $453
  • Peter & Colleen Baumann, Garnant sold two pens of santa steers for 179c/kg, weighing 286kg to return $511
  • Robin & Errol Richards, Ridgelands sold a pen of droughtmaster-cross No.1 heifers for 153c/kg, weighing 420kg to return $644
  • Robert & Beven Edminstone, Wandobah sold seven first calf units for $880

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