Gracemere Market Report 5.04.19

GRACEMERE CATTLE SALE 5th APRIL 2019

The Combined Selling Agents of Gracemere yarded a total of 3267 head, comprising of
1444 Steers, 1091 Heifers, 464 Cows, 14 Bulls and 213 Cow & Calf lots.
An increased yarding of local and northern cattle saw an improved market for good quality weaner and feeder cattle. A large line up of Droughtmaster Cross PTIC Cows and a run of Cows and Calves saw active competition, with most other categories remaining firm on last week’s prices.

DESCRIPTION MINIMUM MAXIMUM AVERAGE Market Change
Steers Slaughter –         c/kg – c/kg – c/kg NQ
400 – 500kg 206c/kg 287c/kg 267c/kg -15
300 – 400kg 60c/kg 290c/kg 265c/kg -14
200 – 300kg 44c/kg 314c/kg 274c/kg FIRM
Under 200kg 124c/kg 296c/kg 249c/kg -6
Cows Slaughter 144c/kg 246c/kg 211c/kg -25
400 – 450kg 94c/kg 245c/kg 200c/kg -28
320 – 400kg 76c/kg 215c/kg 174c/kg -29
0 – 320kg 30c/kg 142c/kg 107c/kg +35
Heifers Heavy 210c/kg 250c/kg 230c/kg -27
300 – 400kg 134c/kg 250c/kg 234c/kg -9
200 – 300kg 20c/kg 258c/kg 209c/kg -7
Under 200kg 50c/kg 222c/kg 184c/kg -6
Cows & Calves $1325/unit $1142/unit
Bulls Over 600kg 218c/kg 286c/kg 251c/kg -9
450kg – 600kg 260c/kg 286c/kg 279c/kg NQ
0 – 450kg 170c/kg 274c/kg 229c/kg -27

HIGHLIGHTS

M Walker, Raglan – Sold Brahman Steers for 272kg, weighing 416kg returning $1,133/hd.
Lucas Cattle Co, Morinish – Sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to 310c, weighing 244kg to return $758/hd.
A & M Schick, Barmoya – Sold a run of Red Brangus Steers to average 288c, weighing 298kg to return $859/hd.
H Hammond, Ubobo –
Sold Brahman Steers for 302c/kg, weighing 221kg returning $668/hd.
Barlow Park, Kinka Beach – Sold a run of Brangus Steers to average 304c, weighing 259kg to return $788/hd.
K & M Stewart, Marlborough – Sold a run of Brangus Steers to average 302c, weighing 262kg to return $791/hd.
H Hammond, Ubobo – Sold Brahman Steers for 302c/kg, weighing 221kg returning $668/hd.
R & J Cruikshank, Thangool – Sold 120 Droughtmaster x Cows and Calves for $1,300/unit.
Their PTIC cows topped at 213c/kg, weighing 465kg returning $1,187/hd.
Busby Cattle Co, Tanginie – Sold Brahman Feeder Heifers to 246c, weighing 384kg to return $944/hd.
W Baker, Goovigen – Sold Droughtmaster  Heifers to 244c, weighing 335kg to return $818/hd.

 NEXT GRACEMERE SALE – FRIDAY 12th APRIL 2019 COMMENCING @ 8.30AM

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