BLACKALL CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – THURSDAY 30TH MAY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 5,719
  • Location: Blackall
  • Date: May 30, 2024

Our monthly weaner sale saw good quality yarding of cattle that were mostly sourced from the local areas and as far north-west as Julia Creek and Alice Springs. The total yarding was 5,719 head of cattle. All the regular processors, feed lotters and backgrounders were present. Medium weight steers topped the steer market at 380c/kg averaging 322c/kg, whilst the lightweight steers made 364c/kg averaging 348c/kg. Heavy steers topped at 280c/kg making an average 248c/kg. Medium weight heifers saw a top price of 292c/kg averaging 238c/kg, whilst light weight heifers topped at 245c/kg averaging 210c/kg. Heavy weight heifers made 252.2c/kg averaging 230c/kg. Mickey came in at a high price of 300c/kg giving $1,223p/hd. Heavy Cows sold to a top of 215c/kg with the average selling at 203c/kg. Cows & Calves had also shown a high price of $1410p/hd.

 

Category QTY Average c/kg High c/kg AV $ High $/hd
Bull (0-450kg) 3 217.1 222.2 900.80 938.79
Bull 450kg+ 41 200.4 224.2 1179.90 1926.75
 
Cow 400 – 500kg 49 163.2 198.2 733.35 974.48
Cow 500kg+ 77 203.6 215.0 1099.63 1216.58
 
Heifer 0 – 220kg 187 210.7 245.0 409.94 522.96
Heifer 220 –280kg 478 223.0 270.0 569.37 729.39
Heifer 280 –350kg 671 238.1 292.2 743.87 925.10
Heifer 350 –450kg 604 247.7 290.0 978.00 1220.70
Heifer 450kg+ 40 230.1 252.2 1186.49 1290.42
 
Steer 0 – 220kg 43 348.4 364.2 697.53 770.43
Steer 220 – 280kg 476 326.6 372.2 817.45 1041.31
Steer 280 – 350kg 710 325.7 370.2 1043.82 1258.68
Steer 350 – 400kg 846 322.0 380.2 1218.35 1388.14
Steer 400 – 550kg 992 307.4 380.2 1358.00 1657.41
Steer 550kg+ 18 248.7 280.0 1568.65 1680.00
Mickey 472 262.7 300.0 714.84 1223.31
Stag 12 226.8 264.2 819.43 987.62
 
Cows & Calves 17 1398.24 1410.00
 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

RS & JE Keogh “Belle” Blackall, sold Santa Gertrudis X steers for 350.0c/kg weighing 295kgs for a return of $1034p/hd.

Fegan Family “Kellochiel” Julia Creek, sold Charolais X steers for 348.2c/kg weighing 337kgs for a return of $1175p/hd. They had also sold Droughtmaster bull for 216.2c/kg weighing 750kgs for a return of $1621p/hd.

NW & AL Hinrichsen “Durrandella” Alpha, sold Santa Gertrudis X steers for 342.2c/kg weighing 325kgs for a return of $1112p/hd.

GE, NJ Shaw & JE Shaw, Richmond, sold Charolais X steers for 340.2c/kg weighing 328kgs for a return of $1117p/hd.

Hinrichsen Livestock “Durrandella” Alpha, sold Santa Gertrudis X steers for 322.2c/kg weighing 348kgs for a return of $1122p/hd.

AC & K Day “Jaccondoll” Barcaldine, sold Charolais X steers for 320.0c/kg weighing 399kgs for a return of $1278p/hd.

Crocker Rural Pty Ltd, Julia Creek, sold Charolais X steers for 320.0c/kg weighing 369kgs for a return of $1181p/hd.

RA Russell Pastoral Co “Sumnervale” Blackall, sold Angus X steers for 316.2c/kg weighing 463kgs for a return of $1464p/hd. They had also sold Charolais X heifers for 264.2c/kg weighing 407kgs for a return of $1077p/hd.

Ronlow Park Partnership “Ronlow” Pentland, sold Droughtmaster X steers for 314.2c/kg weighing 273kgs for a return of $857p/hd.

Maxwell AG, “Rothbury Park” Richmond, sold Droughtmaster X steers for 300.2c/kg weighing 488kgs for a return of $1467p/hd. They had also sold Droughtmaster cows for 210.0c/kg weighing 540kgs for a return of $1135p/hd.

Elrose Family Trust “Elrose” Boulia, sold Santa Gertrudis X heifers for 268.2c/kg weighing 330kgs for a return of $887p/hd. They had also sold Santa Gertrudis X mickies for 282.2c/kg weighing 245kgs for a return of $693p/hd.

MH & NK Woodhouse “Bauhinia Downs” Julia Creek sold Charolais X heifers for 205.0c/kg weighing 495kgs for a return of $1014p/hd.

JJ O’Dell “Colorado” Jericho, sold Charolais steers for 372.20c at 279.80kg to return $1,041/hd.

Ewen Plains Grazing “Ewen Plains” Prairie, sold Santa cross steers for 270c at 542.90kg to return $1,466/hd. They also sold cows for 207.20c at 556kg to return $1,152//hd.

JJ & CP Barron “Three Sands” Blackall, sold Speckle Park steers for 358.20c at 281.80kg to return $1,009/hd.

Kurundi Station Pty Ltd “Kurundi” Alice Springs, sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers for 310c/kg weighing 436kg to return $1,352/hd.

DG & GH East “Breedon” Longreach, sold Charolais cross steers for 370.2c/kg weighing 340kg to return $1,259/hd.

BM Avery & Banjo Grazing Pty Ltd “Allandale” Blackall, sold Charolais cross steers for 340c/kg weighing 317kg to return $1078/hd.

Pemberley Grazing “Pemberley” Isisford, sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers for 364.2c/kg weighing 279kg to return $1,014/hd.

RG & MJ Kent “Valparaiso” Blackall, sold Hereford cross heifers for 330c/kg weighing 353kg to return $1,166/hd.

BM Avery & Banjo Grazing Pty Ltd “Allandale” Blackall, sold Charolais cross heifers for 240.2c/kg weighing 452kg to return $1,086/hd.

RG & MJ Kent “Valparaiso” Blackall, sold Hereford cross heifers for 226.2c/kg weighing 440kg to return $995/hd.

DM & SE Wehl “Ravenswood” Aramac, sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 210c/kg weighing 445kg to return $935/hd.

GJ & MJ Owens “Arranmore” Longreach sold VGQ Santa steers for 328.2c/kg weighing 474kg to return $1557/HD.

Macdonald Down “Macdonald Downs” Alice Springs sold Santa steers for 340.0c/kg weighing 393kg to return $1336/HD also selling Santa heifers for 280.2c/kg weighing 379kg to return $1062/HD.

Huckitta Enterprise PTY LTD “Huckitta” Alice Springs sold Santa X steers for 320.2c/kg weighing 449kg to return $1438/HD also selling Santa X Heifers 260.2c/kg weighing 433kg to return $1127/HD.

Kalang Grazing Trust “Muong” Longreach sold Angus steers for 380.2c/kg weighing 413kg to return $1571/HD.

Ley Fitzpatrick “Waite River” Alice Springs sold angus X steers for 348.2c/kg weighing 317kg to return $1103/HD.

R.S & R.J Milne “Monklands” Alpha sold VGQ Charolais steers for 346.2c/kg weighing 224kg to return $776/HD.

Adams & Son “Darracourt” Blackall sold VGQ Santa X steer for 368.2c/kg weighing 328kg to return $1209/HD also selling VGQ Simmental heifers for 292.2c/kg weighing 313kg to return $916/HD.

Torres Park Grazing “Torres Park” Augathella sold EU Santa heifers for 290.0c/kg weighing 358kg to return $1039/HD.

B and K Davison, “Bellview”, Jericho sold Brangus steers to a top of 312 c/kg weighing 457 kg to return $1426 per head. 

7W Grazing Trust off Agistment at “Rosemount”, Barcaldine sold Angus steers to a top of 350 c/kg weighing 291 kg returning $1022 per head.

B and J Hall Family Trust, “Bibil”, Muttaburra sold Angus cross steers to a top of 334 c/kg weighing 293 kg to return $982 per head.

Carrington Cattle Company, Winton sold Charolais cross steers to a top of 352 c/kg weighing 359 kg to return $1266 per head