Blackall Combined Agents yarded a total of 4000 head at the monthly weaner and fat sale. Cattle were drawn from as far west as Alice Springs, Cloncurry, Boulia, Winton, Longreach, Aramac, Muttaburra, Barcaldine and Blackall. With a full panel of buyers in attendance and local restockers active, prices defied market trends this week, with prices remaining firm to dearer across all descriptions.
Steers over 550kg sold to 290.2c, average 267.7c, steers 400-550kg made 274.2c, average 261c, steers 350-400kg reached 274.2c, average 254.6c, steers 280-350kg made 284.2c, average 250.8c, steers 220-280kg sold to 291.2c, averaging 272.6c, and steers under 220kg sold to 292.2c, average 274.5c. Mickeys made to 252.2c, to average 222.2c.
Heifers 350-450kg made 232.2c, average 223.5c, heifers 280-350kg reached 234.2c, average 187.6c, heifers 220-280kg sold to 234.2c, averaging 174.6c, and heifers under 220kg made 204.2c, average 167.6c.
Bulls over 450kg made 240.2c, average 219.7c, and bulls under 450kg sold to 212.2c, average 190.3c.
Cows 300-400kg sold to 190.2c, average 135.6c, cows 400-500kg made 194.2c, average 179.6c, and cows over 500kg reached 202.2c, to average 193.7c.
MJ and SE Cameron, Romulus, Blackall sold a top quality pen of Santa cross steers making 274.2c weighing 441kg returning $1209. R and F Moyse, Dunraven, Barcaldine sold a top quality draft of Santa steers selling to a top of 270.2 weighing 426kg returning $1151.
Ross and Sons, Vacy, Yaraka sold quality Santa steers to a top of 284.2c weighing 332kg returning $944. WK and P Graham, Tijuana, Muttaburra sold Santa steers to a top of 286.2c weighing 271kg returning $777. Julie Morrow, Belmore, Longreach sold Santa cross steers to a top of 290.2c weighing 245kg $711. James Harlow, Avonleigh, Blackall sold Angus cross steers for 290.2c weighing 241kg returning $700.
K Jackson and K Anderson, Belleburra, sold Santa Gertrudis steers at 291.2c weighing 276.2kg to return $804/hd. D and H McLean sold Brahman steers at 266c weighing 289.5kg to return $776/hd. Pathungra Properties, Pathungra, Boulia sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 282.2c weighing 343kg to return $967.95/head. Gary CH Woodhouse, Boulia sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 282.2c weighing 343kg to return $967.95/head.
Girrahween Grazing Co , Maylands, Aramac sold Santa steers for 286.2c weighing 244.7kg to return $700.30/head. P and M Atkinson, Strathavon, Blackall sold Angus cross steers for 278.2c weighing 287.3kg to return $799.19/head. Everton Cattle Company, Everton, Aramac sold Droughtmaster cross steers to a top of 272c weighing 275kg to return $748/head. They also sold Santa Gertrudis heifers to a top of 234c weighing 231kg to return $542/head.
Butterworth Family Trust, Morella, Cloncurry sold Charbray mickeys to a top 252c weighing 173kg to return $437/head. They also sold Charbray heifers to a top of 191c weighing 202kg to return $386/head. Cameron Woltmann, Lydia, Winton sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to a top of 232.2c weighing 396kg returning $919.
MJ and SE Cameron, Romulus, Blackall sold a top quality line of Santa cross heifers selling to a top of 222.2c weighing 377kg returning $837. WK and P Graham, Tijuana, Muttaburra sold Santa cross heifers to a top of 234.2c weighing 232kg returning $542. Eljireh Pastoral Co, Avonleigh, Barcaldine sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 200c weighing 208kg to return 416.25/head.
Jayne Clifford, Charleville sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 208.2c weighing 375kg to return $780.75/head. RM and PG Allpass, Avonleigh, Barcaldine sold Angus cross heifers for 192.2c weighing 290kg to return $557.38/head. Hale River Cattle Co, Alice Springs sold heifers for 190.2c weighing 272.2kg to return $517.82/head. A and K Day, Jaccondoll, Barcaldine sold Charolais cross bullocks to a top of 290.2c weighing 722kg returning $2097.
BF Birchley and RC Birchley, Gartmore, Tambo sold Braford bullocks to a top of 266.2c weighing 621kg returning $1653. ES and JB Otto, Minnamoora, Jericho sold a draft of Brahman cross cows selling to a top of 200c weighing 525kg returning $1051.
Pathungra Properties, Boulia sold Droughtmaster cross cows for 191.2c weighing 441.2kg to return $843.53/head. Mandy Curran, Talleyrand, Longreach sold Santa Gertrudis cows for 200c with an average of 525.5kg to return a head value of $1051.
Lorne Grazing, Blackall, sold Angus bull for 240.2c weighing 635kg to return$1525.27/head. Gary CH Woodhouse, Pathungra, Boulia sold Droughtmaster cross bull for 230c weighing 735kg to return $1690.50/head.