Weaner steers 396c feeder heifers 352c at Gracemere
A yarding of 3515 cattle came to hand at Gracemere Sale, comprising 1750 steers, 1126 heifers, 580 cows, 32 cows and calves and 26 bulls.
The market for prime cattle eased a shade while the feeder steers also corrected a shade. The weaner cattle met with strong competition but also eased a shade.
Kevin Hoffman, Collinsville, sold 163 Brahman bullocks to average 289c/kg weighing 676kg to return $1954/head.
Allan Saunders, Wowan, sold feeder steers to top at 346c weighing 485kg to return $1679.
J&C Sainsbury, Baralaba, sold two pens of Braford steers to top at 354c weighing 455kg to return $1615.
Max Baldwin, Marlborough, sold Brahman cross weaner steers topping at 386c to average 376c weighing 254kg to return $955. Jim Churchland, Wowan, sold crossbred feeder heifers to top at 352c weighing 359kg to return $1264.
Ramm Family, Raglan, sold crossbred weaner steers to top at 380c weighing 249kg to return $948. Montrose Grazing, Marlborough, sold EU accredited No.5 Brahman heifers topping at 350c, averaging 345c weighing 274kg to return $945.
Shane and Margaret Walsh, Curragong, Marmor, sold Charbray/Brangus weaner steers for 396c weighing 294kg to return $1175.
Wirringan Pty Ltd, Biloela, sold Droughtmaster cross cows and calves for $1720.