RAIN falling across parts of central Queensland on Thursday only saw a yarding of 1134 head come to hand at CQLX Gracemere last Friday.
With the reduced number of cattle on offer, the market was firm to dearer compared to the previous week's rates.
The yarding comprised 457 bullocks and steers, 390 heifers, 263 cows, 16 bulls and eight cows and calves.
Steers to 200kg averaged 192c/kg or $350 a head, steers 201-300kg averaged 188c/kg or $463 and those in the 301-400kg range averaged 179c/kg or $599.
Steers 401-500kg averaged 166c/kg or $754 a head, while the topweights over 500kg averaged 169c/kg or $901, reaching a maximum of $988.
Heifers to 200kg averaged 160c/kg or $289 a head, while heifers 201-300kg averaged 170c/kg or $395.
Heifers in the 301-400kg range averaged 165c/kg or $552, while heavy heifers over 400kg averaged 152c/kg or $735, reaching a maximum of $1015.
The eight sets of cows and calves offered for sale averaged $681 and reached a maximum of $1050.
Cows 320-450kg averaged 125c/kg or $497 a head, while the heavier variety over 450kg averaged 135c/kg or $682, reaching a maximum of $946.
Bulls and mickies under 600kg averaged 126c/kg or $693 a head.
Their heavier counterparts over 600kg averaged 129c/kg or $983 a head, reaching a top of $1085.
CQLX Sale Highlights
Friday, October 12. Yarding: 1134.
Rodney and June Jacobsen, Marlborough, sold brahman cross cows for 145c/kg, weighing 532kg to return $773
Hillcrest Pastoral Co, Middlemount, sold brahman cross cows for 143c/kg, weighing 539kg and returning $772
Mick & Tanya Madden, Duaringa, sold a pen of No.1 brangus heifers for 185c/kg, weighing 354kg for $655
James & Shirley Dunne, Duaringa, sold crossbred weaner steers to top at 192c/kg, weighing 244kg to return $470
Eddie Bella & Family, Nebo, sold two pens of brangus weaner heifers to average 186c/kg, at 238kg for $444
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