The market for prime cattle lifted a shade while the feeder steers met with stronger competition.

Weaner steers 430c at Gracemere sale

A yarding of 2604 cattle came to hand at Gracemere Sale on October 7. 

The market for prime cattle lifted a shade while the feeder steers met with stronger competition. The better quality weaner steers and heifers also met with strong demand.

Moorvale Pastoral Co, Nebo, sold 180 Brahman and crossbred No.4 steers to top at 352c/kg weighing 530kg to return $1865. Wales Grazing Company, Biloela, sold crossbred No.5 steers to 366c weighing 361kg or $1324.

Warren Matotek and family, sold Charbray weaner steers to top at 430c weighing 260kg to return $1118.

Jack and Jill Christiansen, sold Brahman weaner steers to 406c weighing 205kg to return $834. Ham Co Pastoral, Linden Hills, Ridgelands, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to 440c weighing 198kg to return $870. Dunbar Holding, Dyrock, Belmont, sold Charbray and Droughtmaster heifers to 384c weighing 236kg or $859.