Gracemere Market Report 15th July 2020

GRACEMERE CATTLE SALE Wednesday 15th JULY 2020

CQLX combined agents yarded an increase of numbers with 4035 coming to hand, consisting of 2,062 steers, 1,485 heifers, 428 cows, 17 bulls and 43 cows & calves. Cattle were drawn from all local areas with a number of large runs from Marlborough, St Lawrence and Calliope. With all exporters and processors operating, the better finished lines sold to a cheaper trend with the plainer types holding firm. Feeder cattle saw a drop in prices which was mainly due to quality. With several large lines of store cattle on offer there was an increased buyer panel competing. Prices remained firm for both steers and heifers returning to the paddock. The cow and calf market remained firm with another quality line up.

DESCRIPTION # OF HEAD MINIMUM MAXIMUM AVERAGE Market Change
STEERS Slaughter 65 214 c/kg 332 c/kg 291 c/kg -11
  400 – 500kg 144 220 c/kg 366 c/kg 330 c/kg -28
300 – 400kg 312 200 c/kg 424 c/kg 327 c/kg -28
200 – 300kg 1094 142 c/kg 440 c/kg 415 c/kg +8
Under 200kg 438 352 c/kg 440 c/kg 415 c/kg +8
COWS Slaughter 268 210 c/kg 284 c/kg 265 c/kg -22
  400 – 450kg 62 220 c/kg 252 c/kg 244 c/kg -20
320 – 400kg 62 140 c/kg 246 c/kg 222 c/kg -22
Under 320kg 1 94 c/kg 94 c/kg 94 c/kg NQ
HEIFERS Heavy 58 250 c/kg 326 c/kg 306 c/kg -21
  300 – 400kg 311 168 c/kg 358 c/kg 302 c/kg -27
200 – 300kg 881 130 c/kg 380 c/kg 319 c/kg -7
Under 200kg 261 246 c/kg 380 c/kg 342 c/kg FIRM
Cows & Calves     $1,900/unit $1,379/unit +$47/unit
BULLS Over 600kg 8 250 c/kg 308 c/kg 286 c/kg -8
  450kg – 600kg 6 210 c/kg 302 c/kg 274 c/kg -6
Under 450kg 19 180 c/kg 372 c/kg 300 c/kg -15

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

J Churchward, Wowan, sold Shorthorn x steers at 426c/kg, weighing 247kg, to return $1,054/hd.

Robinson Family Trust, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to 440c/kg, weighing 190kg, to return $838/hd.

Parraweena Cattle Co, Banana, sold Charbray steers to top at 422c/kg, weighing 263kg, to return $1,113/hd.

Montrose Grazing Co., Marlborough, sold EU Brahman weaner steers for 440c/kg, weighing 250kg, to return $1,100/hd.

J & K Grazing, Stanage Bay, sold Brangus x steers for 430c/kg, weighing 253kg, to return $1,088/hd.

Cedar Creek Grazing, Gogango, sold Brahman x cows at 263c/kg, weighing 527kg, to return $1,389/hd.

J & C Ellrott, Morinish, sold a run of 46 Braford x cows to top at 275c/kg, weighing 498kg, to return $1,320/hd.

P & R Moloney, Gogango, sold Brahman x cows for 284c/kg, weighing 602kg, to return $1,710/hd.

Parraweena Cattle Co, sold Charbray heifers to 366c/kg, weighing 233kg, to return $856/hd.

N Taylor, Raglan, sold Brangus heifers at 368c/kg, weighing 200kg, to return $736/hd.

J & C Ellrott, Morinish, sold 2 pen of Braford heifers to 380c/kg, weighing 198kg, to return $705/hd.

Bloxsom Family Trust No 2, St Lawrence, sold a run of 415 Droughtmaster/Brahman x heifers to top at 320.2c/kg, to avg 309.5c/kg, with the lead pen returning $969/hd.

                                NEXT GRACEMERE SALE: WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY 2020
COMMENCING @ 8.30AM

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