EMERALD CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – THURSDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 3,502
  • Location: Emerald
  • Date: February 8, 2024

In line with other selling centres this week Emerald vendors penned an increased yarding of 3502 head, 3047 more than last week. Cattle came to hand from local areas and districts west to Aramaic and Jericho. There was a mix of quality on offer, however the extra yarding allowed plenty of buyer access to numbers and increased competition ensured a lift in prices for many lines. The usual buyer panel provided strong competition for all processor lines.

Light weight yearling steers reached a top of 413c/kg to record averages from 371c to 389c/kg. Medium weight pens made to 385c/kg, averaging from 318c/kg to 385c/kg to restockers, backgrounders and feeders. Well-bred, light weight yearling heifers sold to 353c/kg to record a 298c/kg average for a large sample. Medium weights sold to an occasional 353c/kg and averaged 266c to 313c/kg to background and restocker interests.

Grown steers sold to restockers and feeders to a 383c/kg top to average 358c to 380c/kg for the best bred cattle. Bullocks sold to processors to a 313c/kg top and averages from 281c to 309c/kg. Trade weight heifers topped at 302c/kg and averaged 281c to 293c/kg whilst those to feed made to 339c/kg and averaged 312c to 315c/kg for the best bred lines.

Heavy, four score cows sold to 286c/kg to average 269c/kg. Heavy bulls to processors averaged 268c/kg and to livex 279c/kg. One line of average quality young cows with calves at foot made $1,500 per unit.

CATEGORY WEIGHT RANGE HEAD MAX c/kg AVG c/kg
STEERS Under 200kg 35 410 379
200 – 280kg 242 412 367
280 – 350kg 237 409 361
350 – 400kg 129 382 315
400 -500kg 120 382 326
BULLOCKS 500-550kg 42 298 287
550+ 170 312 302
HEIFERS Under 200kg 68 300 280
200 – 280kg 839 352 283
280 – 350kg 551 319 288
350 – 400kg 149 338 298
Over 400kg 78 313 287
COWS 300-400kg 89 NQ 225
400-450kg 121 NQ 261
450-520kg 217 NQ 264
Over 520kg 306 285 269
BULLS Up to 440kg 8 280 256
450-600kg 10 290 246
Over 600kg 28 286 263
COWS & CALVES   52 $1,500