LIVESTOCK: The latest results from Central Queensland yardings
CQLX Gracemere agents offered a reduced number of 1550 head, 550 head down on last sale.
Male calves to restockers sold to a top of 333c to average 296c/kg.
Vealer steers made from 278c to 284c, topping at 306c/kg.
Vealer heifers averaged 249c to sell to 278c/kg.
The medium and heavy yearling steers reached 314c to return averages from 305c to 313c/kg.
Yearling heifers sold to 280c with the best averages for heavy yearling heifers of between 265c and 272c/kg.
There were insufficient grown steers on offer to give reliable quotes.
Processors purchased the majority of the grown heifers to a top of 255c to average 246c/kg.
Four score cows made to 252c and averaged 243c/kg.
Heavy bulls rose with live export interest to average 265c/kg.
A small offering of cows and calves sold, with the best bred pens making to $1,425/unit.
NUMBERS eased by 45 head to 865 cattle for Charters Towers Combined Selling Agents with all categories in high demand.
Vealer steers mainly comprised one very good quality suitably weaned line reaching 296c/kg.
Light yearling steers returning to grass sold to 282c, with medium weight steers making to 274c to average close to 266c/kg.
Light yearling steers to live export sold to 280c to average 272c, with feeder steers above 330kg topping at 298c to average 282c/kg.
Some very good quality yearling steers to process sold for 290c/kg.
A very good line of suitably weaned vealer heifers returning to grass attracted strong demand and sold accordingly, reaching 272c to average 257c/kg.
Restockers were active on all weight categories, with vealer heifers above 280kg topping at 234c, while yearling heifers of similar weight made to 222c to average 189c/kg.
Heavier heifers returning to grass sold to 230c/kg.
A mixed quality offering of grown bullocks lacked the finish of recent months, with considerable variation in quality and weight.
A single heavy bullock sold to 306c, while younger medium weight types sold to 303c/kg.
Good quality medium weight two score bullocks sold to 295c, lifting 17c to average 274c/kg.
Medium weight bullocks to live export sold to 283c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 298c, with live exporters very active on heavy feeder weights to 286c to average 277c/kg.
Steers to background feed destined for live export made to 290c/kg.
The better draft of heavy cows lacked the weight of recent weeks, with heavy three score cows to process easing 4c to average 232c, with a top of to 246c, while heavy four score cows lifted 15c, to top at 254c/kg.
Heavy two score cows eased 9c to average near 205c/kg.
Medium weight two score cows to processors sold to 195c to average 176c and light one score cows made to 190c to average 185c/kg.
Light cows to restockers sold to 168c to average 161c/kg.
Heavy grown heifers lifted 18c to average 278c, reaching a top of 288c, while plainer grown heifers to feed made to 226c/kg.
Heavy bulls to process lifted to 292c to average 286c, while heavy bulls suitable for live export made to 268c/kg.
Similar bulls to feed destined for live export sold to 287c and medium weight bulls made to 298c/kg.
Young males above 300kg to feed destined for live export reached 292c to average 258c, while lighter types returning to grass
sold to 270c/kg.
Light conditioned cows and calves sold for $780/unit.
ALMOST 500 head less were presented at Emerald sale, with a yarding of 1400 head.
Vealer steers averaged from 283c to 293c due to quality and sold to a top of 306c/kg.
The biggest runs of vealer heifers to restockers averaged from 268c to 273c/kg.
Yearling steers sold to top at 309c, with the better bred steers averaging from 300c to 304c/kg.
The top priced yearling heifers sold for 285c, generally averaging from 260c to 281c/kg.
Four score bullocks sold to a top of 316c to average 305c/kg.
Grown heifers were lightly supplied making to 281c, with most averaging 243c/kg. Four score heavy cows averaged 249c and the small number of bulls averaged 230c/kg.
A pen of useful quality cows and calves made $1260/unit.
BURNETT Livestock and Realty’s meatworks and store sale at Biggenden saw a yarding of 1625 head.
Brahman cross bullocks from Maryborough sold for 292c/$1585. Crossbred bullocks from Coalstoun Lakes sold for 281c/$1321. Charbray bullocks from Biggenden sold for 290c/$1465.
Charbray cows from Biggenden sold for 265c/$1551. Charbray cows from Gayndah sold for 265c/$1604. Santa gertrudis cross cows from Murgon sold for 261c/$1387. Charbray cows from Biggenden sold for 251c/$1155. Brahman cross cows from Monto sold for 249c/$1171. Brahman cows from Theodore sold for 258c/$1639. Brahman cross cows from Hervey Bay sold for 261c/$1337.
Four tooth droughtmaster heifers from Mundubbera sold for 277c/$1205. Two tooth brahman heifers from Childers sold for 285c/$1140. Six tooth charbray heifers from Gin Gin sold for 274c/$1371. Brahman heifers from Theodore with two to six teeth sold for 281c/$1401.
Milk and two tooth droughtmaster steers from Hervey Bay sold for 310c/$1336. Droughtmaster two tooth steers from Maryborough sold for 300c/$1342.
Milk and two tooth steers from Coalstoun lakes sold for 296c/$1229. Milk and two tooth charbray steers from Ban Ban Springs sold for 294c/$1062.
Milk tooth Brangus steers from Hervey Bay sold for 298c/$1267. Milk tooth brahman steers from Yaamba sold for 290c/$1080. Milk tooth droughtmaster steers from Bundaberg sold for 308c/$1114.
Milk tooth simmental cross steers from Theodore sold for 323c/$977. Charbray milk tooth steers from Crownthorpe sold for 303c/$1070.
Santa gertrudis weaner steers from Mount Perry sold for 329c/$871. Simbrah weaner steers from Murgon sold for 327c/$633.
Simmental cross weaner steers from Gin Gin sold for 290c/$596.
Angus cross weaner steers from Proston sold for 327c/$759. Brangus weaner steers from Wallaville sold for 319c/$788. Brangus weaner steers from Banana sold for 327c/$768. Droughtmaster weaner steers from Gayndah sold for 309c/$649.
RAIN IMPACT: Falls in the CQ region caused yardings to fall in some areas, with Gracemere seeing 550 head less. Good prices were still seen at sales around the area. PHOTO: FILE