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  • LOCATION: Emerald
  • DATE: Nov 30, 2017

The combined Emerald agents yarded 1700 head for the weekly store & prime sale, with quality strong throughout the yarding, weaners were in demand with restockers from the local area and the south in full swing.

Slaughter cattle saw a slight drop in price as processors start to wind down for the year year and majority of kills being booked up before the turn of the new year.

Bullocks over 550kg topped at 266c/kg to average 258c/kg, heavy steers 500 – 550kg reached 268c/kg and averaged 260c/kg, heavy heifers over 400kg made to 267c/kg to average 247c/kg, heavy cows over 520kg topped at 222c/kg and averaged 216c/kg, 450-520kg cows made to 217c/kg to average 203c/kg, while heavy bulls over 600kg reached 248c/kg to average 233c/kg.


In the store section, heavy feeder steers 400 – 500kg topped at 304c/kg and averaged 284c/kg, trade feeder steers 350-400kg reached 318c/kg and averaged 287c/kg. Backgrounder steers 280-350kg made to 400c/kg and averaged 346c/kg, weaner steers 200-280kg sold to 400c/kg and averaged 351c/kg, while light steers under 200kg are unable to be quoted due to insufficient numbers.

Feeder heifers 350 – 400kg reached 286c/kg and averaged 247c/kg, backgrounder heifers 280-350kg topped at 338c/kg to average 301c/kg, while weaner heifers 200-280kg reached 349c/kg to average 312c/kg. In the open auction section of today’s sale, a pen of large frame Charbray X cows & calves made to $1700 per unit.


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