Latest results from selling complexes across Central Queensland
THERE was an increase of 186 head in the yarding at CQLX Gracemere, with 1844 offered.
Mixed sex calves to restockers averaged 224–239c, with the best male calves making to 252c/kg.
Vealers steers sold to 280c on occasions to record 262c/kg average for the best bred lines.
Vealer heifers saw averages of 211c for better bred lines and from 179–194c/kg for plain runs.
A large run of light conditioned, HGP treated yearling steers sold to a top of 266c to return a very respectable average of 252c/kg.
The best bred yearling steers otherwise topped at 282c to average from 263–267c/kg.
Yearling heifers sold to 248c and returned averages from 226–228c/kg for the best.
There was a rare sale at 248c for grown heifers, with most to the trade averaging 227c/kg.
Very light conditioned cows to restockers averaged from 126–153c while heavy four score cows improved again to average 224c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to a top of 237c and averaged 230c/kg.
Good average quality cows and calves made from $940–$1240/unit.
CHARTERS Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 1539 cattle, consisting of 874 prime cattle and 665 store cattle.
The prime cattle consisted of 295 bullocks, 54 heifers, 499 cows and 76 bulls.
The store cattle consisted of 205 steers, 309 mickeys, 143 heifers and eight cows and calves.
Bullocks topped at 264.2c/kg for 12 head sold on a/c Mickan Pastoral Co which weighed 484kg to return $1278 per head.
Best priced trade heifers were presented on a/c SA and KL Wheeler which made 257.2c/kg and weighed 503kg to return $1294 per head.
Store cattle were made up of good lines of local steers and also a larger line of northern males and a mixed yarding of store heifers.
EMERALD vendors yarded 1420 head – 80 less than last sale.
Male calves to restockers averaged 267c, reaching a top of 271c/kg.
Vealer steers reached 284c to also average 267c/kg.
Vealer heifers averaged 212c making to 221c/kg for the better bred lots.
Yearling steers in the better bred pens reached 268c/kg.
Yearling heifers sold from 210–221c/kg, with most going to feed.
Four-score bullocks improved, reaching a top of 286c to average 272c/kg.
Heavy four-score cows sold to 242c to average 232c/kg.
Grown heifers went to the trade averaging 221c and heavy bulls averaged 228c/kg to be a little stronger than last sale.
BURNETT Livestock and Realty’s Meatworks and Store Sale saw a yarding of 844 head.
Trade bullocks 500–600kg sold to 287c, down 1c from last sale, and cows over 500kg sold to 237c – up 9c.
Cows 400–500kg sold to 226c, up 10c.
Feeder steers 400–500kg sold to a top of 274c, back 7c, while steers 300–400kg sold to 277c, up 4c.
Steers 200–300kg sold to 288c, 10c stronger.
Heifers 300–400kg sold for 250c, up 3c, and heifers 200–300kg sold to 232c, down 34c.
Droughtmaster cross cows from Biggenden sold for 237c/$1316.
Braford cows from Lowmead sold for 229c/$1172. Braford cross cows from Childers sold for 233c/$1241.
Brangus weaner steers from Wallaville sold for 271c/$804.
Droughtmaster weaner steers from Byrnestown sold for 288c/$655.
MONTO BULL SALE
MONTO All Breeds Bull Sale averaged $4640, with 66 of the 80 bulls selling in a solid result for Monto agents Monto Cattle and Country.
Lot 11 Glenlea Muscleman (P) account Roderick Binny, Glenlea Charolais, topped at $8000 and sold to Bruce and Sue Mikkelsen, Wiluna Charbrays, Yandaran.
The Glenlea draft of 13 bulls sold to strong competition for the quality draft of polled charolais bulls.
Also selling to $8000 was Watalgan Chairman, which went to Charlton and Tammy Doblo, Eden, Nagoorin.
Topping the sale averages was the Dingle family’s Redline Brangus Bulls with five red brangus averaging $6450, with Liveringa Station, Western Australia, purchasing two bulls for $7000 through Rick Ford.
Len Gibbs, Muan, sold three red brahman bulls to average $7166 topping at $7500 twice.