A total of 2127 head of cattle were consigned at Blackall's prime and store sale on Thursday. The cattle were yarded from Aramac, Jericho, Barcaldine, Longreach, Corfield, Winton and Windorah.
Bull prices were strong, fat cows back 19c, store steers back 10c and store heifers back 20c. There was a quality yarding of heavy cows.
Steers over 550kg sold to 254.2c/kg, average 246.3c, steers 400-550kg made 278.2c, average 255.7c, steers 350-400kg reached 274.2c, average 252.5c, steers 280-350kg made 282.2c, average 252c, steers 220-280kg sold to 292.2c, averaging 272.3c, and steers under 220kg sold to 288.2c, average 251.5c. Mickeys made to 255.2c, to average 233.7c.
Heifers over 450kg sold to 228c, averaging 202.6c, heifers 350-450kg made 255.2c, average 202.3c, heifers 280-350kg reached 221.2c, average 190c, heifers 220-280kg sold to 205.2c, averaging 187.1c, and heifers under 220kg made 204.2c, average 190.8c.
Bulls over 450kg made 264.2c, average 242.6c, and bulls under 450kg sold to 230c, average 191.8c.
Cows 300-400kg sold to 186.2c, average 124.8c, cows 400-500kg made 194.2c, average 164.6c, and cows over 500kg reached 196.2c, to average 179.9c.
Parker Grazing, Jericho sold bulls at 243.2c weighing 847.5kg to return $2061/hd. Deane Grazing Co, Malboona, Corfield sold Droughtmaster bull to a top of 260.2c weighing 775kg returning $2016.Girrahween Grazing Co., Aramac, sold Droughtmaster bull to 259.2c weighing 800kg returning $2075.60/head.
Kapunda Station, Longreach , sold Droughtmaster cross cows for a top of 194c with an average weight of 543.7kg to return a head value of $1055.80. Hawkins Pastoral Company, Dumfries, Blackall sold Santa cross cows to a top of 196c weighing 559kg to return $1097/head.
MJ and SE Cameron, Romulus, Blackall sold Santa cross cows to a top of 196.2c weighing 642kg returning $1260. Swan Hill Cattle Co,Swan Hill, Blackall sold Santa Gertrudis cows to a top of 190c weighing 588kg returning $1118.
TA Wass, Garches, Barcaldine sold Simmental cross cows to a top of 192c weighing 527kg to return $1013/head. Mundurian Grazing Winton sold heifers to 228.2c weighing 505kg to return $1151.40 to average $1036.22/head.
Ogg & Co, Ayshire Downs, Winton sold top quality Santa cross feeder steers to a top of 278.2c weighing 451kg returning $1256. Nancy Dolgner, Aramac, sold Braford cross steers to 270c. weighing 405kg returning $1093.50 to average $889/head. Currawilla Pastoral Co, Windorah sold Angus cross steers at 250c weighing 401.4kg to return $1003/hd.
GA and LM Wearing, Eversleigh East, Hughenden sold Droughtmaster steers to a top of 240c weighing 382kg to return $918/head. SA Cain, Middleton, sold Santa cross steers to 290.2c weighing 258.7kg returning $750.61 to average $651.73/head.
Girrahween Grazing Company sold Droughtmaster steers to 292.2c weighing 279.2kg returning $817.35 to average $751.05/head. Deane Grazing Co, Malboona, Corfield sold top quality Droughtmaster steers for 288.2c weighing 215kg returning $620. FJ & JG Manwaring, Ballygar, Aramac sold Santa steers to a top of 256c weighing 332kg to return $850/head.
Kapunda, Longreach, sold quality Brahman cross steers for a top of 277.2c averaging 251.4kg returning $696.78/hd, also selling good Brahman cross heifers for a top of 194.2c with an average weight of 248.3kg to return a head value of $322.59.
C and T Middleton, Hughenden sold Charolais heifers at 205c weighing 400kg to return $822/hd. Maranda Pastoral, Maranda, Barcaldine sold Charolais cross heifers to a top of 255c weighing 438kg to return $1118/head.
Deane Grazing, Malboona, Corfield also sold a top quality draft of Droughtmaster heifers selling to a top of 204.2c weighing 221kg returning $450.