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Reduced yardings in Emerald thanks to scattered rain

The mood at the Emerald Saleyards was buoyant as cattle prices soared.
The mood at the Emerald Saleyards was buoyant as cattle prices soared. Kelly Butterworth

WITH a reduced yarding to just under 1000 head influenced by local scattered rain events, the Emerald sale had an increase in most categories on the back of the previous week's lesser quality yarding.

Over 550kg bullocks made to 258c/kg to average 256 cents, with steers 500-550kg making to 282c/ kg to average 261 cents.

Steers 400-500kg made to 288c/kg and averaged 275 cents, while steers 320-400kg made to 320c/kg to average 280 cents, steers in the weaner weight ranges made to 371c/kg to average 327 cents.

Heifers over 400kg made to 268c/kg to average 261 cents with heifers 300-400kg making to 328c/kg to average 276 cents.

While heifers in the weaner weight ranges made to 341c/kg to average 286 cents.

Cows over 520kg making to 227c/kg to average 220 cents, while cows 400-520kg made to 224c/kg to average 218 cents. A good line-up of cows and calves on offer, with the best to $1470 per unit.

Highlights

John & Karen Jenkins, Namarva, Winton, sold brahman steers to 346c/kg to weigh 204kg or $706.

The Prewett Family, Glendariwell, Emerald, sold brangus steers, making to 363c/kg and weighed 245kg to return $889.

Nikki Edwards, Nandowrie, Springsure, sold brangus cross heifers to 328c/kg to weigh 258kg or $846.

Robbie and Veronica Ryan, Bridge Flats, Emerald, sold droughtmaster cows to 221c/kg to weigh 585kg or $1294.

Topics:  cattle sale rain wet weather


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