CQLX Gracemere Cattle Sale

Wed 29 April 2020

GRACEMERE CATTLE SALE Wednesday 29th APRIL 2020

With a decline in numbers offered at CQLX Gracemere, combined agents yarded 2302 head.  Consisting of 1156 steers, 770 heifers, 330 cows, 28 bulls and 18 Cows & Calves. Cattle were drawn from Bowen, Clermont, Capella, Marlborough, Calliope and local areas. The prime market saw a full panel of buyers with strong competition; prices remained firm to dearer for a large run of bullocks. The feeder market sold to an improved rate on previous weeks. The store steer market for weaners saw a large improvement with cross bred steers being well sought after.

DESCRIPTION # OF HEAD MINIMUM MAXIMUM AVERAGE Market Change
STEERS Slaughter 91 211 c/kg 315 c/kg 291 c/kg +24
400 – 500kg 111 242 c/kg 320 c/kg 299 c/kg +13
300 – 400kg 310 228 c/kg 390 c/kg 327 c/kg +28
200 – 300kg 475 220 c/kg 412 c/kg 341 c/kg +24
Under 200kg 85 100 c/kg 412 c/kg 348 c/kg +29
COWS Slaughter 189 190 c/kg 280 c/kg 240 c/kg +8
400 – 450kg 73 190 c/kg 250 c/kg 220 c/kg +11
320 – 400kg 41 102 c/kg 250 c/kg 198 c/kg +32
Under 320kg 5 60 c/kg 98 c/kg 82 c/kg NQ
HEIFERS Heavy 109 200 c/kg 300 c/kg 262 c/kg +32
300 – 400kg 164 210 c/kg 340 c/kg 285 c/kg +11
200 – 300kg 453 180 c/kg 340 c/kg 280 c/kg +7
Under 200kg 31 120 c/kg 292 c/kg 268 c/kg FIRM
Cows & Calves     $1,650/unit $1,509/unit +$352/unit
BULLS Over 600kg 24 210 c/kg 266 c/kg 245 c/kg +19
450kg – 600kg 5 220 c/kg 256 c/kg 238 c/kg +11
Under 450kg 72 194 c/kg 350 c/kg 271 c/kg +27

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

Aroa Downs, Clermont, sold a run of HGP treated bullocks to top at 316c/kg, to average 516kg, returning $1,550/hd.

D & J McCartney, Milman, sold Charbray cross steers to 382c/kg, weighing 359kg, to return $1,371.81/hd.

CA & TM Alexander, Nagoorin, sold Charbray steers at 402c/kg, weighing 291kg, to return $1,171.41/hd.

GW Frankish, Bluff, sold Brangus steers at 412c/kg, weighing 181kg, to return $748.83/hd.

Lake Elphinstone, Nebo, sold No.0 Cross Bred steers for 404c/kg, weighing 266kg, to return $1,075/hd.

D & R Black, Gogango, sold Droughtmaster steers to 390c/kg, weighing 342kg, to return $1,335/hd.

PE & MC Brieffies, Blue Mountain, sold EU Charbray x weaner steers for 412c/kg, weighing 203kg, to return $838/hd.

R MacDonald, Bajool, sold Brahman cows for 245c/kg, weighing 553kg, to return $1,355/hd.

K & A Baker, sold Brangus cows to 280c/kg, weighing 544kg, to return $1,524/hd.

Mt Stuart Trust, Capella, sold Grey Brahman cows topping at 256c/kg, weighing 597kg, to return $1,530/hd.

J & P Mullemister, Calliope, sold prime heifers at 247c/kg, weighing 608kg, to return $1,503.80/hd.

Spann Family PTY LTD, Jambin, sold quality Droughtmaster feeder heifers to top at 340c/kg, weighing 371kg, to return $1,262/hd.
Woorabinda Pastoral Co, sold a quality run of Brahman cross heifers topping at 322c/kg, weighing 244kg, to return $787/hd.

Craigilee Cattle Co, Morinish, sold a line of EU Red Brahman heifers for 300c/kg, weighing 374kg, to return $1,124/hd.

Amberkolly Station, Collinsville, sold Brahman x cows and calves for $1,625/hd.

                                     NEXT GRACEMERE SALE: WEDNESDAY 6th MAY 2020
COMMENCING @ 8.30AM