EMERALD CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – THURSDAY 16TH JUNE 2022

  • Yarding Numbers: 950
  • Location: Emerald
  • Date: June 16, 2022

The yarding at Emerald sale increased by 540 head to 950 head which were drawn from local areas and as far north as the Atherton Tableland. It was generally a good quality and conditioned lineup which met with strong local competition from restockers. Major processors were present however not all operated and prices for most of those lines were easier.

Best-bred yearling steers under 280kgs topped at 782c/kg to average 712c/kg with medium weight lots averaging 538c to 652c/kg all to restockers. Yearling heifers under 280 kg made to 638c/kg, averaging 421c to 532c/kg. Medium weight pens sold to average 410c to 513c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks to processors topped at 448c/kg to average 421c to 441c/kg whilst those to feed and live export sold to a top of 478c/kg with an average of 378c to 416c/kg. Grown heifers sold to the trade at averages from 359c to 387c/kg and to feed at averages from 363c to 404c/kg.

Restocker cows averaged from 266c to 286c/kg while the heavy 4 score cows eased to return a 361c/kg average. Heavy bulls averaged 343c to 363c/kg. PTIC Angus cows made from $2,850 to $3,600/head.

CATEGORY WEIGHT RANGE HEAD MIN c/kg MAX c/kg AVG c/kg
BULLOCKS Over 550kg 27 420.2 438.2 430.8
500kg-550kg 8 406.2 418.2 416.2
STEERS 400kg -500kg 69 280.0 482.2 412.3
350kg-400kg 71 330.0 582.2 440.6
280kg – 350kg 179 400.0 748.2 671.7
200kg-280kg 103 206.2 782.2 666.1
Under 200kg 6 538.2 600.0 547.6
HEIFERS Over 400kg 56 370.0 476.2 403.1
350kg-400kg 2 405.2 405.2 405.2
280kg –350kg 72 350.2 576.2 432.8
200kg – 280kg 114 350.0 640.0 501.1
Under 200kg 2 494.2 494.2 494.2
COWS Over 520kg 83 328.2 376.2 357.9
450kg-520kg 38 284.2 377.2 350.9
400-450kg 16 286.2 338.2 328.8
300-400kg 38 240.0 377.2 319.9
BULLS Over 600kg 21 180.0 368.2 340.9
450-600kg 1 416.2 416.2 416.2
Under 450kg 34 396.2 488.2 451.7
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