Report Date: 11th May 2022
Total Yarding: 319
On a wet day at CQLX Gracemere only 319 head were penned – 2453 less than last week. Cattle were mostly local along with one draft from Collinsville.
It was generally a good quality offering with only a limited number of buyers able to get a start. The two local processors were present and operating, with local feeders and restockers making most of the panel.
Yearling steers topped at 718c/kg for light weight pens to average 583c to 668c with medium pens averaging 450 to 522c/kg to feeders and restockers. Light weight yearling heifers sold to 514c to average 443c to 510c/kg.
Grown steers to feed averaged 379c to 457c with a few bullocks making 336c to 354c/kg to processors. Feeders paid to 450c to average 434c to 450c for their grown heifers and those to the trade averaged 352c to 364c/kg.
Score four cows averaged 350c to 356c to processors whilst restockers averaged 336c/kg for their cows. Heavy bulls went to processors to average 359c/kg. One cow and calf unit sold for $2,350.