Emerald Market Report – Prime & Store Cattle Sale 15/10/15

2340 head were yarded at the Emerald Prime and Store Sale today. The usual Meatworks Buyers were all in attendance but were subdued in their bidding. Consequently prices plummeted for all descriptions. Bullocks topped at 273c/kg, Fat Cows made 237c/kg while Slaughter Heifers reached 254c/kg. A smaller panel of Store Buyers also in attendance saw prices ease. Top Steers reached 285c/kg for EU Steers while Heifers topped at 241c/kg. The Feeder job was also easier however very few were offered.

Sale Highlights: Helen Bell, Blue Hills, Yamala sold grain assisted No 4 Steers to 265c/kg for $1559.00 per head. Charles and Wendy Curran, Blue Grass Plains, Capella sold grain assisted Heifers to 240c/kg to return $911.00 per head. Peta Matthews sold good Brahman Cows and Calves for $870.00 to top the Cow and Calf market. Andrew & Angella Schwarz, Juanita, Fernlees sold Santa grain assisted Ox for 272c/kg weighing 598kg to return $1617.00 per head. Their Cows made 230c/kg weighing 573kg to return $1318.00 per head. Bill and Vicky Pownall, Skyville, Moranbah sold Brahman Cross Weaner Steers for 275c/kg weighing 219kg to return $603.00. Grant Family, Silverdale, Yamala sold Droughtmaster Cross Bullocks to 265.20c/kg for 538kg to return $1429.00. Atkinson Family, Cardona, Blackwater sold No 4 Santa Heifers to average 240 cents for 390kg to return $936.00. Singleton Family, Teecedale, Clermont sold Brahman Cross Bullocks for 260 cents to weigh 564kg to return $1460.00.

 

 

Category

Weight Range No. of

Head

Price Low In High C/kg Av. Price

Change

Bullocks                – Heavy Over 550kgs 81 140 273 266 -12
– Medium 500-550kg 39 177 265 259        -30
Steers                 – Heavy 400kg -500kg 35 189 260 241 NQ
– Medium 320 – 400kg 29 140 252 202 NQ
– Weaner 220 – 320kg 317 80 285 244 -30
– Light Under 220kg 310 130    275 233 -40
Heifers                 – Heavy Over 400kgs 34 150 243 211 -40
– Feeder 300 – 400kg 403 91 254 233 -35
– Medium 220 – 300kg 265 40 241 223 -10
– Light Under 220kg 147 10 234 299 -20
Cows                  – Heavy Over 520kgs 80 150 230 223 -35
– Medium 400-520kgs 259 60 232 194 -25
Bulls Over 600kg 18 146 220 179 -40
Cows & Calves        $600 $870

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