GRACEMERE CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 3RD APRIL 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 1,240
  • Location: Gracemere
  • Date: April 3, 2024

Trends from the previous week (27/03/24) continued in this week’s sale, with a reduced yarding and improved prices seen across the board. CQLX Gracemere saw a total yarding of 1240 head yarded, consisting of 539 steers, 400 heifers, 191 cows, 49 bulls, and 60 cows & calves. Steers saw an improvement on last week’s results with a 10-cent increase across the board, with the biggest jump seen in light weaner steers (under 200kg) with up to a 49-cent increase. In the heifers, the market saw an average increase of 22 cents, with heavy feeders heifers seeing a kick of up to 56 cents. The cow market strengthened considerably to last weeks result, with a 38 cent average increase. Light to moderate-frame cows (330-400kg) saw an increase of up to 68 cents.

DESCRIPTION MINIMUM MAXIMUM AVERAGE
STEERS 600+ 261 c/kg 272 c/kg 269 c/kg
  500-600kg 244 c/kg 310 c/kg 286 c/kg
400-500kg 276 c/kg 322 c/kg 297 c/kg
330-400kg 204 c/kg 338 c/kg 307 c/kg
280-330kg 260 c/kg 368 c/kg 338 c/kg
200-280kg 150 c/kg 392 c/kg 342 c/kg
Under 200kg 208 c/kg 392 c/kg 340 c/kg
COWS 600+ 244 c/kg 247 c/kg 245 c/kg
  500-600kg 220 c/kg 264 c/kg 244 c/kg
400-500kg 170 c/kg 263 c/kg 241 c/kg
330-400kg 233 c/kg 250 c/kg 241 c/kg
Under 330kg 220 c/kg 220 c/kg 220 c/kg
HEIFERS 500-600kg NQ NQ NQ
  400-500kg 256 c/kg 270 c/kg 263 c/kg
330-400kg 188 c/kg 266 c/kg 253 c/kg
280-330kg 186 c/kg 250 c/kg 238 c/kg
200-280kg 130 c/kg 268 c/kg 223 c/kg
Under 200kg 162 c/kg 234 c/kg 215 c/kg
PTIC COWS   NQ NQ NQ
Cows & Calves $600/hd $1520/hd $1419/hd
BULLS Over 600kg 194 c/kg 270 c/kg 247 c/kg
  500-600kg 262 c/kg 268 c/kg 265 c/kg
400-500kg NQ NQ NQ

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

MR & JA Tully, Mt Larcom, Sold Droughtmaster Bullocks for 272c weighing 704kg to return $1916/hd

G & L Smith, Nebo sold Simmental cross steers for 368c weighing 308kg to return $1136/hd

S Martin, Bororen sold Brahman cross heavy feeder steers for 298c weighing 543kg to return $1619/hd

Eather & Hendrick, Kokotungo, sold Brahman cross feeder steers for 290c, weighing 462kg to return $1342/hd

D & T Muscat, Dows Creek, Sold Brangus feeder steers for 322c weighing 403kg to return $1299/hd

R & L Anderson, Dalma, sold Droughtmaster cross weaner steers for 336c, weighing 330kg to return

$1109/hdWales Family, Biloela, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 378c/kg, weighing 275kg, to return $1,042/hd

DP & KL Chadwick, Dululu sold 22 Brangus weaners steers to top at 392c weighing 249kg to return $979/hd

BN Scott, Kalapa, Sold Charbray Cross weaner steers for 376c weighing 249kg to return $937/hd

Paul Clair, Goovigen Sold Droughtmaster cross weaver steers for 390c weighing 230kg to return $897

Watermark Pastoral, Bluff sold Brangus no 2 heifers for 270c weighing 467kg to return $1264

Mt Stuart Trust, Capella, Sold brahman heavy feeder heifers for 256c weighing 464 to return $1188

J & T Bauman, Kabra, sold Charbray heifers for 262c/kg, weighing 383kg, to return $1,005/hd

The Zeimer Family, Mt Larcom, sold Charbray heifers for 256c, weighing 387kg to return $992/hd

G & L Smith, Nebo sold Brahman cross heifers for 262c weighing 274kgs to return $719/hd

Watermark Pastoral, Bluff sold Belmont cross cows for 251c weighing 574kg to return $1442

R Goodwin, Bluff, sold Doughtmaster x cows for 250c/kg, weighing 543kg, to return $1,358/hd

R McDonald, Kalapa, sold Santa Gertrudis cross cows for 231c, weighing 523kg to return $1209/hd

Citifarm Holdings, Dingo sold Droughtmaster cross cows and calves for $1520 a unit

CQ Organics, Garnant, sold Brangus cross bulls for 268c, weighing 608kg to return $1630.66/hd