EMERALD CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – THURSDAY 6TH JUNE 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 620
  • Location: Emerald
  • Date: June 6, 2024

Following the big sale Tuesday, numbers dropped back to just 620 head for the traditional weekly Emerald combined sale. Cows, a fair sample of bullocks and a run of weaner/yearling heifers made up the bulk of the yard, with many categories short numbers and too few to quote.

The processing sector was close to full strength and all operated with bullocks fully firm to a touch dearer, cow numbers more than halved & there was also a drop in the overall polish, the top price for cows was back 10c @ 211c but the average only fell 3 cents for the heavier cows at 200c, medium cows eased 7 cents to top at 198c, a small sample of store conditioned cows found it very hard to find a new home, heifers over 400kg were mixed and darn near too few to quote selling to 231c to average 203c, bulls over 600kg topped at 200c to average 192c.

Steers classes under 550kg were either very mixed or lacking numbers N/Q. Heifers 350/400kg N/Q, heifers 280/350kg a small mixed sample sold to 190c to average 180c. Weaner steers were too few to quote, heifers 200/280kg in reasonable numbers but predominately made up of one line from Nebo area sold to 180c to average 163c, heifers under 200kg one pen made 170c.

Cows and Calves; one pen of mixed aged & breed cows with calves 3-4 months sold for $680 per unit.

CATEGORY WEIGHT RANGE HEAD MIN c/kg MAX c/kg AVG c/kg
STEERS Under 200kg 0 0 0 0
200 – 280kg 6 243 260 246
280 – 350kg 9 140 188 156
350 – 400kg 4 98 224 165
400 -500kg 32 179 272 246
BULLOCKS 500-550kg 16 254 268 264
550+ 80 205 270 263
HEIFERS Under 200kg 21 158 170 169
200 – 280kg 108 50 180 163
280 – 350kg 48 80 190 180
350 – 400kg 6 160 201 190
Over 400kg 33 157 231 203
COWS 300-400kgs 11 124 180 160
400 – 450kg 44 160 184 169
450-520kgs 67 152 198 181
Over 520kgs 101 130 211 200
BULLS Up to 450kg 21 140 238 204
450-600kg 6 98 236 163
Over 600kg 7 170 200 192
COWS & CALVES 9×9 $500 $900
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