Report Date: 22nd November 2023
Total Yarding: 1,064
Some falls of rain in the catchment area reduced CQLX Gracemere yarding by 227 to 1064 head. Cattle came forward from Nebo and coastal areas around Sarina through to Miriamvale in the south and west to Biloela. The coastal bred cattle were mostly light to very light in condition although cattle from the Callide were in good, forward condition.
The buying panel reflected that from last week, only with more money – improvements were seen throughout the sale.
Light weight pens of yearling steers sold to 385c/kg with averages from 294c to 352c/kg recorded. Medium weight pens averaged 249c to 283c/kg to restockers. Light weight pens of yearling heifers averaged 221c to 258c/kg to restockers and backgrounders. Medium weight lines sold to 250c/kg to average 217c to 250c/kg again mostly to restockers and backgrounding interests.
Feedlots paid from 256c to 280c/kg for grown steers whilst a few to processors made 249c to 265c/kg. Grown heifers to the trade sold from 245c to 266c/kg average.
Cows in all classes were lightly supplied, with two score cows averaging 182c to 222c/kg and heavy, four score cows selling to 246c to average 242c/kg-a 50c/kg improvement on last sale. The few heavy bulls penned made from 205c to 229c/kg.
Over 100 cows and calves were penned, mostly in small lots that sold from $700 to $1,325/unit, relative to cow age, condition and age of calf.