Emerald Prime & Store Sale Report Tuesday 13th October 2022

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
Bulls Over 600kg 51 250 388 342 -3
Cows & Calves 5 $2100