GRACEMERE CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 2,697
  • Location: Gracemere
  • Date: May 1, 2024

The combined agents of Gracemere yarded a total of 2697 head, consisting of 1604 steers, 741 heifers, 290 cows, 19 cows & calves, 15 bulls, & 28 Mickeys. Average prices across the board fell by 4 to 14 cents this week. Steers overall softened by 14 cents. Weaner steers average 295 cents with feeder steers averaging 270 cents. Heavy feeder heifers sold well to average 2-3 cents higher than last week with a larger yarding seen in this weight range. Some very good quality cows this week saw the average price increase by 20-30 cents for light to moderate-weight cows (330-500kg). Cows & calves sold well to average $1251, seeing an increase of $60 per unit on the previous week. Overall, a reasonable buyer panel was present this week and highly sought-after cattle saw strong competition.

DESCRIPTION MINIMUM MAXIMUM AVERAGE
STEERS 600+ 224 c/kg 252 c/kg 243 c/kg
500-600kg 222 c/kg 302 c/kg 266 c/kg
400-500kg 172 c/kg 329 c/kg 290 c/kg
330-400kg 180 c/kg 322 c/kg 282 c/kg
280-330kg 154 c/kg 368 c/kg 292 c/kg
200-280kg 150 c/kg 414 c/kg 313 c/kg
Under 200kg 180 c/kg 354 c/kg 295 c/kg
COWS 600+ 190 c/kg 221 c/kg 212 c/kg
500-600kg 156 c/kg 225 c/kg 211 c/kg
400-500kg 126 c/kg 239 c/kg 204 c/kg
330-400kg 80 c/kg 226 c/kg 184 c/kg
Under 330kg 180 c/kg 180 c/kg 180 c/kg
HEIFERS 600+ 196 c/kg 196 c/kg 196 c/kg
500-600kg 231 c/kg 240 c/kg 236 c/kg
400-500kg 50 c/kg 230 c/kg 245 c/kg
330-400kg 100 c/kg 232 c/kg 222 c/kg
280-330kg 120 c/kg 216 c/kg 198 c/kg
200-280kg 80 c/kg 294 c/kg 214 c/kg
Under 200kg 180 c/kg 266 c/kg 230 c/kg
PTIC COWS   NQ NQ NQ
Cows & Calves $340/hd $2020/hd $1251/hd
BULLS Over 600kg 120 c/kg 244 c/kg 202 c/kg
500-600kg 120 c/kg 236 c/kg 178 c/kg
400-500kg 120 c/kg 120 c/kg 120 c/kg

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

MT Stuart Trust, Capella, Sold Brahman steers for 252c weighing 678kg to return $1710/hd

RJ Dunning, Mornish sold Droughtmaster/Limousin cross steers for 328c weighing 496kg to return $1630/hd

S Connor, Wycabah, sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 224c weighing 700kg to return $1569/hd

Beeblee Past Co, Nebo, sold a pen of Brangus steers for 322 c/kg weighing 486 kg to return $1568 /head

G & J Chapman, Bauhinia sold Santa cross Steers for 326c weighing 485kgs to return $1584/hd

MJ & MCM Price, Alton Downs, sold Charbray cross steers for 310c weighing 375kgs to return $1163/hd

L & R Booth, Raglan sold Angus cross steers for 404c weighing 262kgs to return $1059/hd

KJ & LM Lawrence, Goovigen Sold Simmental Steers for 414c/kg weighing 272kg to return $1,128/hd

Calibre Grazing, Dixalea sold Limousin/Brahman cross steers for 366c weighing 289kg to return $1058/hd

Ruan Grazing, Clermont, sold Brahman steers for 300c weighing 341kgs to return $1024/hd

Melrose Grazing Company, Morinish sold shorthorm x weaners steers for 340c weighing 276kg to return $940

S Barker, Nerimbera, sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 206c weighing 322kg to return $664/hd

L & R Booth, Raglan sold Angus cross heifers for 260c weighing 244kgs to return $635/hd

KJ & LM Lawrence, Goovigen Sold Simbrah Heifers for 232c/kg weighing 269kg to return $624/hd

RC & CC Ferris, Iveragh sold Red Brahman heifers for 294c weighing 207kg to return $610/hd

D & T Muscat, Dows Creek, Sold Brangus heifers for 260c weighing 218kg to return $569/hd

J Frankish, Mornish, sold Brangus heifers for 244c weighing 196kg to return $479/hd

W Lawrence, Bajool, Sold Senepol Cows for 217c weighing 645kg to return $1400/hd

Collingvale PTY LTD, Proserpine sold Brangus cows for 219c weighing 532kgs to return $1167/hd

C and E Pelling, Theodore sold Droughtmaster feeder heifers for 332c weighing 493kg to return $1144

Edwards RW & Broekman JL, Wowan, sold Brangus cross cows for 199c weighing 550kg to return $1105/hd

J & J Lambie, Baralaba Sold Brahman cows for 216c weighing 505kgs to return $1092/hd

John Cochrane, Theebine sold a Fresian cow & 2 calves for $2020/unit

MJ Stewart, Ridgelands, sold Brangus cows & calves for $1600 /unit.

RW & AE Vogel, The Caves, sold Brahman cows & calves for $1200/unit