Gracemere Report

  • Location: Rockhampton
  • Yarding: 2739
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    GRACEMERE CATTLE SALE 9th NOVEMBER 2018

    With a larger yarding of cattle this week at Gracemere, CQLX combined agents yarded a total of 2739 head an increase of 1191 head on last week.

    The yard comprised of 1060 steers, 1338 heifers, 194 cows, 76 cow and calf units and 71 bulls and mickeys. Cattle were drawn from Nebo, Sarina, Middlemount, Boyne Valley and local areas.

    There was a mixed line of cattle this week, however there were several quality lines of feeder heifers that met restocker and feedlot competition.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Childs Family, Bouldercombe sold Feeder Steers to top at 296c weighing 391kg to return $1160

    J Churchward, Wowan sold Crossbred Steers to top at 280c weighing 407kgs to return $1142 per head

    “Euroka” Middlemount sold Brahman Steers for 292c weighing 381kgs returning $1114 per head

    L Carter, Alton Downs sold Prime Cows to top at 249c weighing 616kg to return $1535

    Lake Elphinstone Partnership, Lake Elphinstone, Nebo sold a line of 164 Charbray/Brahman cross Heifers topping at 272c the consignment averaged 264c for an average weight of 291kg to return an average figure of $767 per head.

    Junee Pastoral Company, Dingo sold a line-up of 185 Brahman/Droughtmaster cross heifers to top at 266c to average 253c for an average weight of 260kg. The consignment returned an average of $660 per head.

    S & S Borg, Sarina sold a quality line of No. 8 Brahman Steers topping at 290cweighing 298kg to return $864 per head

    J & R Olive, Marlborough sold a line of No. 8 Brahman Steers topping at 318c to average 195kg to return $564 per head

     

    The regular processors operated on increased numbers of heavy cows and grown steers, while live exporters injected increased competition on suitable bulls and steers, with restockers willing to take a chance operating throughout the sale. Most lines showed quality related price movements, with lighter cattle generally easier on last sale.

    Steers calves sold to 318c to average 302c and light vealer steers to restockers sold to 314c to average 290c/kg.

    A large sample of better quality heavier vealers topped at 308c to average 271c/kg. Light vealer heifers to restockers averaged 227c, with better quality heifers reaching 268c to average 236c, with heifers to slaughter selling to 242c to average 231c/kg.

    Lightweight  yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 270c, with most sales of medium weight steers from 272c to 288c/kg.

    Feeder weight steers to live export made from 272c to 288c, topping at 296c/kg.

    Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to restockers sold to 274c, averaging from 261c to 267c/kg. Similar yearling heifers to feed averaged 257c/kg. Yearling heifers to live export made 248c/kg.

    An increased supply of heavy 3 score grown heifers to slaughter sold to 270c to average 257c/kg.

    Heavy 3 score cows were in demand, reaching 250c to average 237c, with extra heavy cows making to 256c to average 244c/kg.

    Live exporters were very active on heavy bulls to 283c and feeder weights to 294c, averaging 288c/kg.

     

    DESCRIPTION

    MINIMUM

    MAXIMUM

    AVERAGE

    Market Change

    Steers

    Slaughter

    210c/kg

    297c/kg

    272c/kg

    FIRM

    400 - 500kg

    170c/kg

    298c/kg

    267c/kg

    -15

    300 - 400kg

    170c/kg

    296c/kg

    279c/kg

    -17

    200 - 300kg

    150c/kg

    306c/kg

    264c/kg

    -12

    Under 200kg

    180c/kg

    318c/kg

    289c/kg

    +11

    Cows

    Slaughter

    190c/kg

    256c/kg

    236c/kg

    FIRM

    400 - 450kg

    152c/kg

    251c/kg

    226c/kg

    FIRM

    320 - 400kg

    100c/kg

    260c/kg

    197c/kg

    +9

    0 – 320kg

    114c/kg

    202c/kg

    151c/kg

    FIRM

    Heifers

    Heavy

    198c/kg

    282c/kg

    257c/kg

    +8

    300 - 400kg

    188c/kg

    272c/kg

    259c/kg

    FIRM

    200 - 300kg

    140c/kg

    274c/kg

    245c/kg

    -10

    Under 200kg

    100c/kg

    254c/kg

    219c/kg

    -28

    Cows & Calves

     

    $700

    $1200

    $900

    Bulls

    Over 600kg

    170c/kg

    283c/kg

    256c/kg

    FIRM

    450kg - 600kg

    241c/kg

    278c/kg

    264c/kg

    FIRM

    0 - 450kg

    152c/kg

    274c/kg

    216c/kg

    -29

     

     

     

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