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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