There was a yarding of 3323 head at Gracemere on Friday, comprising 1568 steers, 1269 heifers, 389 cows, 97 bulls and 48 cow and calf lots. Most drew from local areas, with additional lines from as far as Collinsville, Biggenden and west to Moura. Prices across most categories remained firm on the previous week's rates, with the exception of weaner heifers, which improved slightly.
Slaughter steers sold to 288c, average 250c, steers 400-500kg made 276c, average 263c, steers 300-400kg reached 278c, average 240c, steers 200-300kg made 268c, average 223c and steers under 200kg sold to 246c, average 202c.
Slaughter cows sold to 223c, average 170c, cows 400-450kg made 213c, average 155c, cows 320-400kg reached 183c, average 146c, and cows under 320kg made 100c, average 95c.
Heavy heifers sold to 240c, average 220c, heifers 300-400kg made 232c, average 209c, heifers 200-300kg reached 208c, average 167c, and heifers under 200kg made 198c, average 162c.
Cows and calves sold to $800/unit, average $684/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 288c, average 251c, bulls 450-600kg reached 288c, average 258c and bulls under 450kg sold to 280c, average 212c.
Vanbrogue Pty Ltd, Kawana, sold quality Brangus steers for 276c, weighing 447kg to return $1235/hd.
I & J Donaldson, Wowan, sold Droughtmaster steers for 278c, weighing 395kg to return $1098/hd.
R & L Bowman, Mackay, sold Droughtmaster feeder steers for 275c, weighing 455kg to return $1252/hd.
Charlevue Cattle Co, Dingo, sold Red Brangus steers for 270c, weighing 353kg to return $954/hd.
JP Churchward, Wowan, sold Droughtmaster heifers to average 234c, weighing 449kg to return $1051/hd.
Boongana Pty Ltd, Dingo, sold prime Braford heifers for 223c, weighing 461kg returning $1030/hd.
DJ Parson, Raglan, sold Charbray feeder heifers to 236c, weighing 423kg to return $999/hd.
Suttor Creek Pastoral Co, Nebo, sold Brahman cross heifers for 232c, weighing 340kg to return $790/hd.
A Moffat, Sandringham, sold Black Brangus weaner heifers for 204c, weighing 259kg to return $529/hd.
T & P Flynn, South Yaamba, sold quality Brangus heifers to average 238c, weighing 530kg to return $1261/hd.