Values strong in Emerald

The Emerald cattle sale.
The Emerald cattle sale. Amelia Ahern

EMERALD combined agents yarded 3150 head in the first sale after Easter on April 21.

All meatworks buyers were in attendance, with a healthy quantity of store buyers attending.

Values overall (quality considered) were strong, in particular two notable lines ex-Collinsville and Belyando selling well.

Heavy steers over 550kg sold to 285c/kg to be firm while heavy cows sold to 249c/kg and average 235c/kg to be 3c easier.

Heavy heifers + 400kg sold to 306c/kg and average 277c/kg. Heavy feeder steers 400/500kg sold to 340c/kg and average 302c/kg.

Steers 350-400kg sold to 343c/kg and on average 325c/kg to be easier by 5c/kg. Weaner steers 280-350kg sold to 385c/kg and average 340c/ kg to be 5c/kg easier.

Weaner steers 200-280kg sold to 386c/kg and average 349c/kg to be 5c easier. Feeder heifers 350-400kg sold to 330c/kg and average 294c/kg.

280-350kg heifers sold to 339c/kg and average 280c/kg.

Weaner heifers 200-280kg sold to 307c/kg and average 297c/kg.

No cows and calves yarded and bulls sold to 286.2c/kg. In summary, local good quality cattle sold well and were firm, with any variation due mostly to quality of cattle presented on the day.


Vic & Karen Roffey sold droughtmaster steers to 340c/kg, weight 402kg, to return $1362/head.

Darren & Leanne Dendle sold charbray X steers to 343c/kg, weight 383kg, to return $1314/head.

Henry & Cathy Truloff, The Firs, Willows, sold charbray X weaners. The steers making 385c/kg, weighing 348kg, or $1340.

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