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Gracemere store sale 16 Jan 2015: 40-70c rise on 2014 close

Beef Central, 19/01/2015

Combined agents yarded 3100 head for the first sale of 2015 last Friday which comprised of 1030 steers, 1496 heifers, 396 cows, 102 cows and calves and 76 bulls/mickies.

A combination of recent good rainfalls in CQ, increased export rates and excellent competition from feedlots, processors and re-stockers saw record prices achieved today for most descriptions with a rise of up to 40-70c/kg on last year’s rates.

DESCRIPTION

MAXIMUM

AVERAGE

Market Change

Steers

Slaughter

243

235

+26

400- 500kg

251

225

+36

300-400kg

255

226

+24

200-300kg

275

239

+38

Under 200kg

288

256

+59

Cows

Slaughter

220

208

+25

Cows

214

167

+43

Heifers

Heavy

207

198

+24

300-400kg

220

187

+17

200-300kg

238

181

+24

Under 200kg

184

158

+22

Cows & Calves

$1350

$1000

Bulls

Heavy

205

186

+46

Light bulls/mickeys

230

174

+39

HIGHLIGHTS

John & Yvone Galea, Sarina- Sold Simmental X No 3&4 steers topping at 269c/kg weighing 293kg to return $788p/hd.

David Smith, Marmor- Sold a pen of PTIC Brangus Heifers for 207c/kg weighing 465kg to return $963p/hd.

I & G Ohl- Sold a run of 30 Brahman X Steers to average 264c/kg with an average weight of 243kg to return $642p/hd.

RG & AM Bishop- Sold 22 Brahman X Steers to top at 255c/kg, averaging 381kg to realise $955p/hd.

Ken Schultz & Family, Mt Larcom- Sold a run of heavy feed on steers to average 250.5c/kg weighing 437kg to return $1094p/hd.

Fenech Grazing, “Craigleigh”- Sold heavy Brahman cows topping at 220c/kg weighing 613kg to return $1349p/hd.

Spann Family, “Lynvale”, Goovigen- Sold good Droughtmaster No4 steers reaching 242c/kg weighing 341kg to return $823p/hd, Also selling top quality Heifers to make 220c/kg weighing 306kg to return $673.

Olwin Pty Ltd, “Winchester Downs” Moranbah- Sold Charbray x bullocks to top at 243c/kg weighing 716kg returning $1741p/hd.

B & C Robinson, Yaamba-  Sold No3 Brangus steers for 249c/kg weighing 401kg to return $1000p/hd.

Telemon Pastoral, “Telemon” Banana- Sold No4 Brahman Heifers for 201c/kg weighing 266kg to return $536p/hd.

Wayne Vaughan and Family– Sold prime bullocks to top at 233c/kg weighing 615kg to return $1434p/hd.

Cedar Creek Grazing, Gogango- Sold a top pen of feeder No4 steers to top at 250c/kg weighing 398kg to make $995p/h and also sold cows topping at 214c/kg weighing 533kg to return $1143.

Alex & Sharon Wilson, Dululu– Sold feeder steers to top at 250c/kg weighing 398kg to return $996p/hd.

Kerrod Lindley, Wowan– Sold Charbray feeder steers to top at 240c/kg weighing 418kg to return $1003p/hd.

Stewie Hoare, Dingo- Sold Brangus x weaner steers to top at 275c/kg weighing 270kg to return $744p/hd.

Source: Gracemere Combined Agents/Fanning Rural Agencies Pty Ltd.

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