Emerald Report

  • Yarding: 1800
  • PRIME & STORE CATTLE SALE
    THURSDAY 14th February 2019 

    A slightly larger yarding this week of just over 1800 head came on offer at the Emerald combined cattle sale today.

    A mixed quality yarding this week which saw cattle drawn from all local regions with the addition some lines from the Jericho and Nebo areas.

    A good representation of quality local store steers today saw a considerable lift in the market with a few extra local restockers showing solid competition over the better quality types. Like previous weeks a large supply of prime cows and heifers were present today as the continuing dry weather keeps bringing them forward onto the market.

    Prime cattle met with a cheaper market today with one regular processor not operating therefore all prime cattle descriptions met with a cheaper trend. Bullocks over 550 kgs in very short supply topped at 273.2c/kg to average 265c/kg and considerably cheaper. Heavy cows over 520 kgs in good supply topped at 221.2c/kg to average 208c/kg and -8c/kg cheaper.

    A quality offering of well finished heavy heifers topped at 243.2c/kg to average 236c/kg -5c/kg cheaper.

    A limited yet active panel of store cattle buyers displayed selective competition with the better quality types selling firmly whilst the plainer lesser quality types realising cheaper trends. Feeder steers 400-500 kgs topped at 265c/kg to average 255c/kg -5c/kg. As mentioned a quality line up of local weaner steers met with solid competition with steers 200-280 kgs topping at 300.2c/kg to average 266c/kg and +25c/kg dearer on average.

    Feeder heifers 350-400 kgs reached 239.2c/kg to average 224c/kg -12c/kg cheaper.

    Weaner heifers 200-280kgs met with mixed competition selling to a top of

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Andrew and Natalia Brownlie, Emerald, sold droughtmaster X steers to 266c weighing 315kg to return $840.

    Central & Western Beef “Tarago” Alpha, sold a quality line of well finished prime Droughtmaster/Euro x heifers to top the sale at 243.2c/kg weighing 439 kgs to return $1068/head.

    Blackbrook Holdings “Allambie” Springsure, sold young Brangus cows weighing 518 kgs which made 219.2c/kg to return $1136/head.

    George, Maree & Steve Saunders “Medway Park” Bogantungan, sold heavy Brahman cows weighing 532 kgs which made 212.2c/kg to return $1128/head.

     

     

    Category

    Weight Range

    No. of Head

    Price Low

    Price High

    C/kg Av.

    Steers

    Under 200kg

    70

    240

    291

    286

     

    200 - 280kg

    206

    190

    300

    266

     

    280 – 350kg

    200

    168

    280

    264

     

    350 - 400kg

    19

    150

    260

    241

     

    400 -500kg

    86

    184

    265

    255

    Bullocks

    500-550kg

    11

    150

    265

    244

     

    550-750kg

    32

    210

    273

    265

    Heifers

    Under 200kg

    104

    104

    248

    198

     

    200 - 280kg

    139

    140

    216

    192

     

    280 – 350kg

    93

    160

    233

    207

     

    350 – 400kg

    109

    200

    239

    225

     

    Over 400kg

    124

    210

    243

    236

    Cows

    300-400kgs

    85

    100

    220

    177

     

    400 - 450kg

    142

    154

    224

    185

     

    450-520kgs

    150

    169

    237

    201

     

    Over 520kgs

    150

    188

    240

    211

    Bulls

    Up to 450kg

    62

    150

    275

    228

     

    450-600kg

    24

    239

    264

    254

     

    Over 600kg

    26

    120

    265

    209

    Cows & Calves

     

    15

    $600

    $890

    $843

     

     

     

     

     

     

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