Sale Report Numbers eased by almost 150 to see 2190 penned for Emerald Sale today. A large number of vendors tells the tale of the end of year clean out and while some values were up and down, it genuinely felt like a solid sale, the price categories that softened were purely quality related.
In the prime section bullocks over 550kgs sold to 404c/kg to average 399c/kg, heavy steers 500-550kgs coming under slaughter & feeder competition reached 460c/kg to average 401c/kg, heavy heifers over 400kgs made to 496c/kg to average 392c/kg, heavy cows over 520kgs topped at 393c/kg to average 372c/kg, cows 450-520kgs made as much as 376c/kg to average 356c/kg, while bulls over 600kgs sold to 388c/kg. In the store section, heavy feeder steers 400-500kgs sold to 506c/kg to average 419c/kg, 350-400kg steers topped at 604c/kg to average 462c/kg, 280-350kg steers made as much as 688c/kg to average 540c/kg, weaner steers 200-280kgs sold to 710c/kg to average 581c/kg, while light steers under 200kgs were too few quote. Trade feeder heifers 350-400kgs sold to 440c/kg to average 401c/kg, 280-350kg heifers topped at 546c/kg to average 421c/kg, weaner heifers 200-280kgs made as much as 582c/kg to average 459c/kg, while light heifers under 200kgs were too few to quote. A single pen of Santa cows & calves in store condition with calves approx. 3 months old made $2100.
Sale Highlights: The Flohr Family “Burradoo” Middlemount has their Shorthorn cross bullocks to 396c/kg for 596kgs and $2365, while Lyn Sypher “West Park” Emerald offered 673kgs Droughtmaster cows to 378c/kg and $2547. The Nobbs Family “Mount Vexation” Springsure had their 490kgs Euro cross heifers for 400c/kg and $1960. The Ford Family “Forest Home” Capella had their 515kg Crossbred heifers to 382c/kg and $1968, while Josh Streeter, Clermont had his 304kg Santa cross steers to 596c/kg and $1815. Bill & Vicki Pownall “Skyville” Moranbah had their 334kg Droughtmaster cross steers to 556c/kg and $1859, while the Bailey Family “Monique” Capella, had their 232kg Angus cross steers to 710c/kg and $1651.
|Category||Weight||No. of Head||Price Low||Price High||Ave||Change|
|Bullocks - Heavy||Over 550kg||187||300||404||399||-10|
|Bullocks - Medium||500kg-550kg||45||385||460||401||-19|
|Steers – Heavy Feeder||400kg -500kg||180||250||506||419||-18|
|Steers – Trade Feeder||350kg-400kg||76||278||604||462||+10|
|Steers – Light Trade||280kg – 350kg||322||402||688||540||-32|
|Steers - Weaner||200kg-280kg||90||300||710||581||+30|
|Steers – Light||Under 200kg||N/Q|
|Heifers - Heavy||Over 400kg||187||310||496||392||-16|
|Heifers - Feeder||350kg-400kg||64||320||440||401||-27|
|Heifers - Medium||280kg –350kg||166||284||546||421||-27|
|Heifers - Weaner||200kg – 280kg||182||370||582||459||-17|
|Heifers – Light||Under 200kg||N/Q|
|Cows - Heavy||Over 520kg||299||220||393||372||-6|
|Cows - Medium||450kg-520kg||87||276||376||354||-8|
|Cows & Calves||5||$2100|