GRACEMERE CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 2,553
  • Location: Gracemere
  • Date: May 8, 2024

This week the Gracemere combined agents yarded a total of 2553 head, consisting of 1641 steers, 687 heifers, 162 cows, 19 cows & calves, 14 bulls, & 30 mickeys. Prices strengthened compared to last week, with a greater level of consistency seen throughout. The ongoing Beef Week events strengthened the laneway activity, resulting in excellent attendance. The participation of buyers from a wider area in this week’s sale played a significant role in affecting the observed prices. Steers strengthened by 4 cents overall but saw a decent jump in heavy feeder steers with an increase of 13 cents. Similar trends were seen in the heifer market, with an average price jump of 41 cents in the weaners, and 29 cents in the feeders. Both cow and cow & calf markets improved upon last week’s results. With 21-cent average price increases in the cow market and increases up to $150 per unit seen in cows & calves. The bull market also improved slightly with a 15-cent jump in average price.

Description Minimum Maximum Average
Steers 600+ 295 c/kg 295 c/kg 295 c/kg
500-600kg 242 c/kg 298 c/kg 279 c/kg
400-500kg 180 c/kg 326 c/kg 283 c/kg
330-400kg 220 c/kg 330 c/kg 297 c/kg
280-330kg 180 c/kg 324 c/kg 298 c/kg
200-280kg 160 c/kg 376 c/kg 304 c/kg
Under 200kg 140 c/kg 376 c/kg 295 c/kg
Cows 600+ 238 c/kg 246 c/kg 242 c/kg
500-600kg 230 c/kg 242 c/kg 236 c/kg
400-500kg 176 c/kg 267 c/kg 223 c/kg
330-400kg 134 c/kg 186 c/kg 167 c/kg
Under 330kg NQ NQ NQ
Heifers 600+ NQ NQ NQ
500-600kg 190 c/kg 257 c/kg 237 c/kg
400-500kg 235 c/kg 280 c/kg 260 c/kg
330-400kg 238 c/kg 290 c/kg 271 c/kg
280-330kg 205 c/kg 266 c/kg 238 c/kg
200-280kg 170 c/kg 266c/kg 221 c/kg
Under 200kg 198 c/kg 220 c/kg 210 c/kg
      PTIC Heifers NQ NQ NQ
      Cows & Calves $1100/hd $1450/hd $1400/hd
Bulls Over 600kg 190 c/kg 232 c/kg 223 c/kg
500-600kg 214 c/kg 214 c/kg 214 c/kg
400-500kg 190 c/kg 218 c/kg 197 c/kg

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

Riverside Pastoral Company, Nebo sold a run of 778 brahman/ Brahman cross steers topping at 292c weighing 501kg to return $1465/hd

AL & SM Forrest, Yeppoon, sold Droughtmaster steers for 260c/kg weighing 529kg to return $1376/hd

A & Y Nobbs, Alton Downs, Sold Angus steers for 318c weighing 425kg to return $1352/hd

JF & CA Ellrott, Nebo Sold Braford Steers for 330c/kg weighing 395kg to return $1,304/hd

L Mckinlay, Gogango sold Brangus cross steers for 368c weighing 271kgs to return $998/hd

D Weir, Marlborough, sold Simmental cross steers for 370 c/kg weighing 263 kg to retrun $975/head

Gracemere Spelling Farm sold Brangus x steers for 296c weighing 299kg to return $886/hd

WT Ariens, Calliope sold Droughtmaster x steers for 342c weighing 250kg to return $855/hd

Mystro Grazing, Hampden, Sold Brangus steers for 392c weighing 217kg to return $851/hd

J Polzin, Calliope sold Droughtmaster x steers for 366c weighing 230kg to return $843/hd

PJ & SA Walsh, Ridgelands, Sold Droughtmaster heifers for 262c weighing 437kg to return $ 1145/hd

G&L Ohl sold Red Brahman heifers for 266c weighing 216kg to return $574/hd

Dahl & Co, Baralaba sold Droughtmaster cross Prime heifers for 257c weighing 557kg to return $1432/hd

E Beak, Calliope sold Brahman cows for 242 c/kg weighing 525kg to return $1271/hd

M & T Jacobsen, Jardine Sold Brahman Cross Cows for 237c/kg weighing 518kg to return $1,229/hd

Saim Pastoral, Nankin sold Brahman cows & calves for $1450 per unit

Cairo Grazing, Clermont sold Droughtmaster PTIC number 3 heifers for $1375

T & T Smith, Bajool, sold Droughtmaster Bulls for 218 c/kg weighing 839kg to return $1829/hd