GRACEMERE CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY 2022

  • Yarding Numbers: 1,767
  • Location: Gracemere
  • Date: July 27, 2022

CQLX Gracemere sale numbers decreased by 2,969 to 1767 head. Cattle were drawn mostly from local areas along with some from Collinsville to the north and south to Calliope. Quality was good overall with just a few small mobs of plain cattle scattered throughout the sale. The buying panel was light on with only one local processor and a couple of smaller operators active. One major local processor was not in attendance. This resulted in a drop in prices which flowed through the entire yarding.

Yearling steers to restockers sold to 538c/kg in light weight lines to average 427c to 469c/kg. Medium weight pens averaged 443c to 487c/kg to restockers. Light weight pens of yearling heifers were shared by processors, feeders and restockers with restockers producing the best averages of 400c to 413c/kg with occasional sales to 450c/kg. Medium weight pens averaged 322c/kg to 361c/kg to feed.

Grown steers were lightly supplied with feeders selling to 438c/kg to average 325c to 352c/kg and a few going to processors at 317c/kg. Feedlots paid from 321c to 337c/kg average for their grown heifers and those to the trade sold to a top of 322c/kg to average 308c to 313c/kg.

Restockers purchased cows at 265c to 279c/kg average which included some PTIC pens. Heavy cows to processors sold to a 298c/kg top returning a 277c/kg average. Heavy bulls averaged 275c/kg to processors and 288c/kg to feed. Cows and calves sold from $1,525 to $2,300 per unit with several pens of PTIC cows selling from $1,200 to $1,700 per head.

DESCRIPTION MINIMUM MAXIMUM AVERAGE
STEERS Slaughter 300 c/kg 322 c/kg 316 c/kg
500-600kg 290 c/kg 329 c/kg 315 c/kg
400-500kg 280 c/kg 436 c/kg 364 c/kg
330-400kg 330 c/kg 530 c/kg 395 c/kg
280-330kg 330 c/kg 530 c/kg 462 c/kg
200-280kg 210 c/kg 530 c/kg 452 c/kg
Under 200kg 325 c/kg 538 c/kg 452 c/kg
COWS Slaughter 258 c/kg 284 c/kg 277 c/kg
500-600kg 236 c/kg 314 c/kg 285 c/kg
400-500kg 20 c/kg 310 c/kg 260 c/kg
330-400kg 180 c/kg 260 c/kg 223 c/kg
Under 330kg 166 c/kg 220 c/kg 183 c/kg
HEIFERS Slaughter NQ NQ NQ
500-600kg NQ NQ NQ
400-500kg 315 c/kg 338 c/kg 322 c/kg
330-400kg 270 c/kg 348 c/kg 314 c/kg
280-330kg 280 c/kg 418 c/kg 350 c/kg
200-280kg 180 c/kg 450 c/kg 358 c/kg
Under 200kg 302 c/kg 450 c/kg 372 c/kg
Cows & Calves $1,400/unit $1,650/unit $1,608/unit
BULLS Over 600kg 256 c/kg 296 c/kg 283 c/kg
500-600kg 150 c/kg 296 c/kg 201 c/kg
400-500kg 130 c/kg 226 c/kg 181 c/kg
330-400kg 208 c/kg 226 c/kg 217 c/kg

Highlights 

Kevin Ridge, Carmila Sold Droughtmaster Steers for 438c/kg weighing 362kg to return $1,588/hd

Willoudun Pty Ltd, Dingo Sold a run of Braford Steers for 530c/kg weighing 344kg to return $1827/hd

Rockview Cattle Co, Bluff Sold Charbray Steers for 496c/kg weighing 326kg to return $1,619/hd

J & Y Galea, Sarina Sold Simmental Cross Weaner Steers for 520c/kg weighing 298kg to return $1,551/hd

L McKinlay, Gogango Sold Ultra Black Steers for 512c/kg weighing 286kg to return $1,469/hd

MP & RA Hunt, Ridgelands Sold Droughtmaster Weaner Steers 510c/kg weighing 285kg to return $1,454/hd

B & J Symonds, Nebo Sold Brangus Weaner Steers for 518c/kg weighing 266kg to return $1,379/hd

W Matotek, Ridgelands Sold Charbray Steers for 528c/kg weighing 264kg to return $1,394/hd

F Cranston, Morinish Sold Droughtmaster Steers for 510c/kg weighing 239kg to return $1,218/hd

ST & KL Murphy, Seaforth Sold Brahman Cross Cows for 277c/kg weighing 551kg to return $1,528/hd

Rockview Cattle Co, Bluff Sold Charbray Heifers for 418c/kg weighing 306kg to return $1,281/hd

TM & TM Symonds, Sarina Sold No.2 Grey Brahman Weaner Heifers for 450c/kg weighing 223kg to return $1,006/hd

ACM & JC Neale, Barmoya Sold Droughtmaster Cross Weaner Heifers 442c/kg weighing 178kg to return $788/hd

Coolibah Livestock Co, Moura Sold Droughtmaster Cross PTIC Cows to return $1,690/hd

RL & JL Milne, Woodbury Sold 5 PTIC Brangus Cows to return $1,530/hd

J Roche, Middlemount Sold Charbray Cross Cows and Calves to return $1,600/unit.