Emerald Prime & Store Sale Report Tuesday 17th November 2022

Sale ReportSimilar numbers to those of last week, saw just under 2000 penned at Emerald Sale today. As seasonal conditions remain as good as they get for this time of year, cattle are showing signs of choice conditions with plenty of weight in every category. Emerald followed the market trend of other Queensland saleyards, with slaughter/feeder descriptions easing, while lighter cattle returning to the paddock improved by as much as 30c/kg. In the prime section bullocks over 550kgs sold to 391c/kg to average 361c/kg, heavy steers 500-550kgs coming under slaughter & feeder competition reached 420c/kg to average 402c/kg, heavy heifers over 400kgs made to 415c/kg to average 378c/kg, heavy cows over 520kgs topped at 354c/kg to average 342c/kg, cows 450-520kgs made as much as 351c/kg to average 334c/kg, while bulls over 600kgs sold to 350c/kg. In the store section, heavy feeder steers 400-500kgs sold to 496c/kg to average 443c/kg, 350-400kg steers topped at 612c/kg to average 483c/kg, 280-350kg steers made as much as 612c/kg to average 519c/kg, weaner steers 200-280kgs sold to 660c/kg to average 519c/kg, while light steers under 200kgs were too few to quote. Trade feeder heifers 350-400kgs sold to 404c/kg to average 391c/kg, 280-350kg heifers topped at 548c/kg to average 458c/kg, weaner heifers 200-280kgs made as much as 542c/kg to average 494c/kg, while light heifers under 200kgs were too few to quote. No cows & calves on offer this week.     

Sale Highlights: The Jansen Family ‘Riverview Alpha sold Simmental Cross Steers to 484c/kg to weigh 456kg or $2208, while The McLucas Family ‘Roper Valley’ Middlemount sold Santa Steers to 416c/kg to weigh 550kg or $2289. The Bettridge Family ‘Mt Wilga’ Alpha consigned a draft of Droughtmaster Steers with them making to 496c/kg to weigh 448kg & returned $2223, while The Sparrow Family ‘Malden’ Alpha sold Droughtmaster Cows making to 345c/kg to weigh 571kg or $1973. Trevor & Alison Hamblin ‘Doris Park’ Emerald sold Droughtmaster Cross Cows reaching 335c/kg to weigh 595kg to a return of $1995, while Scott & Kimberley School ‘Yandoon’ Capella sold Charolais Cross Weaner Heifers making to 548c/kg to weigh 291kg and $1599.

Category Weight No. of Head Price Low Price High Ave Change
Bullocks - Heavy Over 550kg 25 250 391 361 -30
Bullocks - Medium 500kg-550kg 129 360 420 402
Steers – Heavy Feeder 400kg -500kg 283 270 496 443 N/C
Steers – Trade Feeder 350kg-400kg 119 300 612 486 -19
Steers – Light Trade 280kg – 350kg 308 232 612 519 +2
Steers - Weaner 200kg-280kg 92 380 660 572 +22
Steers – Light Under 200kg N/Q
Heifers - Heavy Over 400kg 204 288 415 378 -13
Heifers - Feeder 350kg-400kg 48 280 404 391 -3
Heifers - Medium 280kg –350kg 90 330 548 448 -28
Heifers - Weaner 200kg – 280kg 119 364 542 494 +31
Heifers – Light Under 200kg N/Q
Cows - Heavy Over 520kg 240 274 354 342 -18
Cows - Medium 450kg-520kg 130 204 351 334 -17
Bulls Over 600kg 53 150 350 288 -36
Cows & Calves N/Q