Latest cattle sale prices from around the Central Queensland region –
GRACEMERE agents penned 2366 head last Friday comprising of 959 steers, 928 heifers, 364 cows, 74 cows and calves and 41 bulls.
Cattle came from a large area of Queensland, between Woolooga in the south and as far north as Charters Towers.
Quality was generally good, although there were some plain lines through the yarding.
A full field of buyers kept competition strong with prices remaining close to last week’s sale.
Adrian Albrand – Theodore, sold a run of droughtmaster cows topping at 252c/kg weighing 495kg to return $1243. They also sold droughtmaster weaner heifers topping at 328c/kg weighing 225kg returning $742/head.
Dunphy Brothers – Gogango, sold droughtmaster weaner steers to top at 398c/kg weighing 260kg to return $1035/head.
Lucas Cattle Co -Morinish, sold droughtmaster weaner steers to top at 390c/kg weighing 225kg to return $879.58. The steers averaged 388c/kg weighing 237kg to return $917/head. They also sold droughtmaster weaner heifers to make 328c/kg weighing 214kg to return to $701 per head.
Cam Johnson and Family sold brangus weaner steers to top at 382c/kg weighing 249kg to return $953/head.
John Shannon – Marlborough, sold EU accredited No7 brahman cross steers 366c/kg weighing 287kg to return $1051/head.
PJ Stone – Baralaba, sold No6 Euro cross steers for 292c/kg weighing 412kg returning $1205/head.
WITH 1400 head yarded last week, the combined Emerald agents put together a much more consistent yarding in terms of quality, with the majority of the categories receiving an increase across the board.
Weaner heifers saw the most significant boost in price, while cows and feeder steers still recorded a slight increase after last week’s gains.
Bullocks over 550kg topped at 290c/kg to average 267c/kg, heavy steers 500–550kg reached 278c/kg and averaged 275c/kg, heavy heifers over 400kg made to 274c/kg to average 267c/kg, heavy cows over 520kg topped at 237c/kg and averaged 232c/kg, 450–520kg cows made to 237c/kg to average 225c/kg, while heavy bulls over 600kg reached 273c/kg to average 254c/kg.
In the store section, heavy feeder steers 400–500kg topped at 305c/kg and averaged 284c/kg, trade feeder steers 350–400kg reached 314c/kg and averaged 297c/kg.
Backgrounder steers 280–350kg made to 354c/kg and averaged 304c/kg, weaner steers 200–280kg sold to 354c/kg and averaged 314c/kg, while light steers under 200kg are unable to be quoted this week due to insufficient numbers.
A single medium frame brangus cow with a two-month-old calf at foot made to $1060.
The Mckinlay family, Yamala, consigned charbray cows which topped the over 520kg cow category reaching 237c/kg and averaged 624kg to return $1481.
The Stumer family of Capella offered charbray heifers topping at 273c/kg to average 438kg or $1196.
The Powell family of Mt Coolan also consigned charbray heifers that topped the 350–400kg heifer category reaching a price of 298c/kg averaging 385kg to return $1150.
Leonie Cumming of Emerald sold droughtmaster heifers topping the 200–280kg heifer category reaching 339c/kg averaging 220kg and returning $748.
The Prewett family of Emerald consigned brangus steers that topped the 280–350kg steer category reaching 354c/kg to weigh 283kg and returning $1004.
Andrew and Angella Schwarz of Fernlees sold grain assisted No.6 meatworks heifers for 274c/kg weighing 616kg or $1690, while the Schwarz’s cows made to 235c/kg weighing 568kg to return $1337.
Lawrie and Hastings Hawkins of Springsure sold light feeder droughtmaster steers to 313c/kg to weigh 364kg or $1140.
Jack and Jenny Johnson of Springsure sold santa cows to 233c/kg weighing 595kg to return $1390.
Des and Dianna Priddle of Rolleston consigned No.6 droughtmaster steers topping at 311c/kg weighing 367kg returning $1142.
Victor and Karen Roffey sold angus cross heifers to 321c/kg and weighing 260kg returning $835.
Helen Bell of Emerald offered droughtmaster cross bullocks to a top of 268c/kg weighing 659kg and returning $1760.
John Roberts of Springsure consigned brangus heifers reaching 260c/kg weighing 480kg or $1252.
Alan Heading of Clermont sold brahman feeder steers for 299c/kg to weigh 370kg and returning $1103.
Mark and Wendy Tasker of Capella sold brangus weaner heifers weighing 309kg which made 327c/kg returning $1011.
TJ. Robertson and family of Clermont sold Euro cross feeder steers weighing 414kg making to 290c/kg to return $1202.
Phillip and Sarah Bridgeman of Alpha sold a line of charolais/brahman cross weaned No.7 heifers to top the sale at 350c/kg to average 336c/kg.
Carinyah Grazing sold droughtmaster and charolais steers to average 296c/kg, weighing 400kg and returning $1187 per head.
Breann Bulger sold a charolais steer for 295c/kg weighing 441kg and making a return of $1300.
BJ and KL Lowther of Capella, sold a gelbvieh cow for 235c/kg weighing 550kg and returning $1292.
Almafi Cattle of Dingo, sold droughtmaster heifers for 299c/kg weighing 303kg and returning $908 per head.
JR and LR Singleton, Turon Downs, Middlemount, sold grain assisted brahman steers for 278c/kg, weighing 508kg and returning $1414 per head.
M & C McCarthy of Emerald sold brangus cross heifers to 318c/kg weighing 261kg or $831.
CHARTERS Towers combined agents yarded a total of 1617.
The prime cattle consisted of 150 bullocks, 24 heifers, 354 cows and 80 bulls.
Store cattle yarded: 709 steers, 267 heifers, 33 cows and 25 cows and calves.
Cattle comprised of mixed quality lines, with few lines of finished cows and bullocks.
The yarding was drawn from Richmond, Greenvale, Cloncurry, Hughenden, Julia Creek, Croydon, Forsayth, Mt Isa, Chillagoe and local and coastal areas.
PRIME QUOTES: Bullocks were quoted five cents dearer, heifers were eight to 10 cents dearer and cows were 12–15 cents dearer on previous rates.