Emerald Prime & Store Sale Report, Thursday 23-06-22
Sale Report Numbers increased by nearly 300 head to see a little more than 1200 penned at Emerald today. Most of the cattle presented in forward condition, and while the general market trend across the state has been easing this week, some average declines may be exaggerated due to several plain quality cattle featured today.
In the prime section bullocks over 550kgs sold to 457c/kg to average 417c/kg, heavy steers 500-550kgs reached 500c/kg to average 442c/kg, heavy heifers over 400kgs coming under feeder & prime competition reached 430c/kg to average 387c/kg, heavy cows over 520kgs topped at 371c/kg to average 346c/kg, cows 450-520kgs made as much as 355c/kg to average 345c/kg, while bulls over 600kgs sold to 346c/kg. In the store section, heavy feeder steers 400-500kgs reached 519c/kg to average 452c/kg, trade feeder steers 350-400kgs sold to 562c/kg to average 460c/kg, 280-350kgs steers topped at 618c/kg to average 577c/kg, weaner steers 200-280kgs made as much as 678c/kg to average 641c/kg, with too few light steers to quote. Trade feeder heifers 350-400kgs sold to 538c/kg to average 403c/kg, 280-350kg heifers topped at 494c/kg to average 398c/kg, weaner heifers 200-280kgs made as much as 520c/kg to average 429c/kg, while no light heifers this week. A pen of Quality Droughtmaster Heifers, PTIC 4 months to Droughtmaster Bulls, sold for $2420 each.
Sale Highlights: Peter and Jenny Pocock ‘Highland Plains’ Dysart sold Droughtmaster Cross Steers to 426c/kg to weigh 610kg or $2599, The Foot Family ‘Pioneer’ Clermont consigned Droughtmaster Steers to 500c/kg to weigh 504kg and returned $2523. The Daniels Family ‘Lorraine’ Gindie sold Santa Cows to 328c/kg and weighed 682kg to return $2240, Benjamin Flohr ‘Wotonga’ Moranbah sold Brahman Cross Cows to 351c/kg to weigh 577kg or $2026. Richard and Robin Daniels ‘Plainfield’ Gindie sold Santa Cross Heifers to 414c/kg and weighed 517kg or $2142. Early Storms Pastoral Rolleston sold a line of Brahman Cross Weaner Steers making to 658c/kg to weigh 242kg and returned $1597, while their Heifer portion made to 450c/kg to weigh 212kg or $955.