The market opened a shade cheaper to the close of 2017, cattle were drawn from most areas in Central Queensland and their condition reflected the wide variation in the prevailing seasonal conditions.

Brangus steers make 328c at Gracemere opening yarding

A total of 2210 head were penned at Gracemere's opening sale for 2018 on January 12.

The first sale at Gracemere for 2018 saw a yarding of 2210 head penned on January 12, consisting of 1050 steers, 785 heifers, 280 cows, 60 cows and calves and 35 bulls.

The market opened a shade cheaper to the close of 2017, cattle were drawn from most areas in Central Queensland and their condition reflected the wide variation in the prevailing seasonal conditions. There were some plain cattle on offer along with some excellent pens of finished cattle.

Charlevue Cattle Co, Dingo, sold Brangus steers No.7 topping at 328c/kg weighing 335kg to return $1015

Coorumburra Rural Enterprises, Marlborough, sold Brangus heifers No.6 for 270c weighing 300kg to return $775

Greg and Linda Ohl, Baralaba, sold 30 Charbray steers No.6 topping at 292c to average 404kg to return $1164

J&C Ellrott, Morinish, sold run of Braford cross steers No.6 Average 281c weighing 412kg to return $1160

Ian Farmer, Thangool, sold Brangus weaner steers to top at 338c weighing 297kg to return $1006

H Woodard, Eidsvold, sold Brangus weaner steers to top at 366c weighing 202kg to return $741

M Moore and G Lang, Edungalba, sold a pen of Droughtmaster cross steers to top at 372c weighing 221kg to return $824, with the heifer portion topping at 290c weighing 215kg to return $623

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