Emerald Prime & Store Sale Report Tuesday 24th November 2022

Sale Report Numbers mirrored those of last week with just over 2000 penned for Emerald sale today. Despite the good quality on offer, the market struggled to maintain last week’s rates, although when compared to southern market, Emerald had fared reasonably well. In the prime section bullocks over 550kgs sold to 408c/kg to average 372c/kg, heavy steers 500-550kgs coming under slaughter & feeder competition reached 422c/kg to average 398c/kg, heavy heifers over 400kgs made to 396c/kg to average 351c/kg, heavy cows over 520kgs topped at 330c/kg to average 308c/kg, cows 450-520kgs made as much as 324c/kg to average 297c/kg, while bulls over 600kgs sold to 325c/kg. In the store section, heavy feeder steers 400-500kgs sold to 434c/kg to average 386c/kg, 350-400kg steers topped at 518c/kg to average 444c/kg, 280-350kg steers made as much as 614c/kg to average 492c/kg, weaner steers 200-280kgs sold to 640c/kg to average 483c/kg, while light steers under 200kgs were too few to quote. Trade feeder heifers 350-400kgs sold to 428c/kg to average 384c/kg, 280-350kg heifers topped at 502c/kg to average 435c/kg, weaner heifers 200-280kgs made as much as 518c/kg to average 432c/kg, while light heifers under 200kgs were too few to quote. A pen of mixed age Brahman cows with Brahman calves at foot selling for $2140/unit.

Sale Highlights:  Paul & Judy Wroe ‘Natal’ Middlemount consigned Braford Bullocks to 386c/kg and weighed 636kg to return $2456, The Foot Family ‘Karin Downs’ Capella sold a large draft of Droughtmaster Cross Steers making to 420c/kg to weigh 546kg to return $2295 the draft averaged 539kg & $2146. The Barlow Family ‘Amaroo’ Comet sold Brangus Steers to 598c/kg to weigh 295kg to return $1766. Scott & Kimberley School ‘Yandoon’ Capella sold Charolais Cross Steers to 614c/kg to weigh 291kg and returned $1791, The Hoch Family ‘Vinabel’ Alpha sold Brahman Cross Heifers making to 374c/kg and weighed 438kg to return $1639. Mick & Lenore Cole ‘Wilmor Downs’ Capella sold Brahman Cows to 36c/kg to weigh 602kg to return $1905, The Barton Family ‘Struan’ Comet sold Droughtmaster Heifers reaching 386c/kg to weigh 475kg or $1834. The Sibson Family ‘Cotherstone’ Dysart sold a line of Brahman Cross Heifers with the best making to 474c/kg to weigh 248kg & $1178, The Ford Family ‘Forest Home’ Capella sold a line of Simmental Cross Heifers topping at 492c/kg to weigh 257kg and returned $1265.

Category Weight No. of Head Price Low Price High Ave Change
Bullocks - Heavy Over 550kg 178 310 408 372 +10
Bullocks - Medium 500kg-550kg 124 336 422 398 -4
Steers – Heavy Feeder 400kg -500kg 115 318 434 386 -39
Steers – Trade Feeder 350kg-400kg 81 228 518 444 -43
Steers – Light Trade 280kg – 350kg 222 272 614 492 -17
Steers - Weaner 200kg-280kg 177 280 640 483 -43
Steers – Light Under 200kg N/Q
Heifers - Heavy Over 400kg 147 276 396 351 -24
Heifers - Feeder 350kg-400kg 91 259 428 384 -7
Heifers - Medium 280kg –350kg 135 320 502 435 -13
Heifers - Weaner 200kg – 280kg 295 250 518 432 -48
Heifers – Light Under 200kg N/Q
Cows - Heavy Over 520kg 177 225 330 308 -29
Cows - Medium 450kg-520kg 120 270 324 297 -31
Bulls Over 600kg 60 200 325 285 -3
Cows & Calves 48 $1000 $2140 $1807