A YARDING of 2723 head came to hand at CQLX Gracemere last Friday, comprising of 1506 bullocks and steers, 866 heifers, 279 cows, 16 bulls and 56 cows and calves.
The increase in numbers resulted in a strong panel of buyers present. Increased competition on some good lines of cattle saw prices slightly stronger than last week's rates.
Steers to 200kg averaged 190c/kg or $337/head, steers 201-300kg averaged 189c/kg or $469/head and those 301-400kg averaged 167c/kg or $598/head. Steers 401-500kg averaged 168c/kg or $755/head, while those over 500kg averaged 168c/kg or $992/head, reaching a max of $1194/head.
Heifers to 200kg averaged 167c/kg or $132/head, those 201-300kg averaged 166c/kg or $259/head, those 301-400kg averaged 161c/kg or $412/head and those over 401kg averaged 146c/kg or $554/head, reaching a maximum of $832/head.
Cows and calves averaged $747/unit, peaking at $940. Cows 320-450kg averaged 114c/kg or $462/head while those over 451kg averaged 129c/kg or $641/head, reaching a max of $911/head. Bulls and mickies under 600kg averaged 107c/kg or $539/head, while bulls over 601kg averaged 124c/kg or $892/head, reaching a max of $1091/head.
CQLX sale highlights
Friday, October 26. Yarding: 2723.
Brian Kelly, Baralaba, sold 60 Droughtmaster-cross bullocks to top at 180c/kg, weighing 666kg to return $1195/head.
Hillcrest Pastoral Company, Middlemount, sold Brahman-cross cows to top at 137c/kg, weighing 523kg to return $718/head.
Gordon Neil-Ballantine, Wongaburra, Moura, sold 82 Brahman-cross no.2 steers to average 207c/kg, weighing 245kg and returning $506/head.
Bucknalla Pastoral Company, Westwood, sold a pen of Droughtmaster weaner steers to top at 222c/kg, weighing 194kg to return $432/head.
Day Grazing, Maryland, St Lawrence, sold 151 grey no.0 heifers to average 165c/kg, weighing 362kg and returning $598/head.
LT and ME Acton, sold no.2 Braford heifers to return 193.2c/kg, weighing 181kg, to return $350/head.
Ken Landsberg, Yeppoon sold Brangus-cross cows and calves for $940/unit.
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