Emerald Prime & Store Cattle Sale Market Report – Thursday 28th May 2020

  • Yarding Numbers: 1,050
  • Location: Emerald
  • Date: May 28, 2020

Emerald agents yarded 1,050 head this week, mostly local cattle with one large run of northern influence cattle affecting overall quality. Fat cattle came under very strong competition with one major processor not operating and replaced by two new processors and a live exporter seeing value for meatworks cattle significantly dearer for the quality on offer. Steers over 550kg improved 20c topping 342c to average 329c. Heavy cows 500kg+ topped 285c to average 273c, 3c dearer, with plain conditioned lighter cows seeing the biggest gains of 10c. Meatworks heifers 400kg+ topped 337c to be 12c dearer. Bulls 450-600kg sold to 332c and averaged 330c, under live export competition to be 20c dearer. A scratchy yarding of store cattle offered with no decent runs to quote, with the better quality and runs held over until Tuesday for the Feeder & Weaner Sale, with 5700 head of good quality cattle on offer expected. One pen of cows and calves sold for $1360.

Category Weight Range No. of Head Min. C/kg Avg. Max.
Steers Up to 200kg 11 322 342 344
200kg-280kg 4 250 311 330
280kg-350kg 63 252 309 352
350kg-400kg 20 294 308 358
400kg -500kg 36 269 335 373
500kg-550kg 5 273 287 320
Over 550kg 37 255 329 342
Heifers 200kg-280kg 70 290 331 348
280kg –350kg 107 254 304 346
350kg-400kg 66 233 336 362
Over 400kg 108 272 298 349
Cows 300-400kg 88 150 235 268
400kg-450kg 79 237 249 267
450kg-520kg 194 188 263 284
Over 520kg 121 240 273 285
Bulls Up to 450kg 9 280 311 328
450-600kg 11 210 300 331
Over 600kg 5 210 257 316

Highlights

Kim & Carole Lansdowne “Southernwood” Willows, sold Euro X No. 8 steers for 340c weighing 595kg or $2025.

Bevan & Julie Beer, Capella, sold Droughtmaster cows for 281c weighing 617kg to return $1736.

Springs Trust Springsure, sold Brahman X weaner heifers for 341c weighing 290kg or $989.

John & Lynn Singleton “Turon Downs” Middlemount, sold 2-teeth Brahman X heifers to 337c to weigh 405kg and return $1367.

Marmadilla Grazing Spring- sure, sold Charbray cows to 272c and weigh 541kg or $1472.

Peter & Fiona Kerle “Bellview”Gindie sold Brangus X cows to 270c to weigh 541kg or $1462.

The Squires Partnership “Wharton Creek” Springsure, sold Brahman X heifers to 348c to weigh 273kg and return $982.

Vic & Karen Roffey “Wyalla” Fernlees, sold No. 9 Doughtmaster heifers for 346c weighing 323kg and return $1120.

Rebecca Blackburn and Family, Rolleston, sold Brahman X heifers to 347c weighing 352kg or $1223.

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