With the final weaner and feeder Sale for 2019 just under 3000 head were on offer at Emerald on Tuesday, with a fair to good quality yarding on offer.
Prices reflected the quality of the types with most categories seeing a lift in rate. Buyer attendance on feeder types was well represented while weaner steers came under some strong competition.
Heavy steers over 400kg made to 293c/kg to average 280c, with 350-400kg steers topping at 292c, steers 280-350kg made to 313c to average 273c, while steers in the weaner weight ranges made to 310c to average 278c.
Over 400kg heifers topped at 264c, with heifers 350-400kg topping at 275c and averaged 248c, with 280-350kg heifers making to 262c to average 213c, while heifers in the weaner weight ranges made to 246c to average 213c.
Charles and Carmel McKinlay, Bloodwood, Yamala, sold Charbray cross steers to 293c to weigh 491kg or $1439. The Whitehead family, Satelite, Springsure, sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 301c to weigh 265kg or $798.
Ben and Hayley Hutton, Warratah, Clermont, sold Charolais cross steers to 291c to weigh 235kg or $686. Ian and Terri Grayson, Native Bee, Emerald, sold Brangus cross steers to 290c to weigh 234kg or $680. Mark and Melinda Millers Duaringas sold Euro cross heifers to 274c to weigh 385kg or $1055.
Andrew and Sonya Harvey, Kenlogan, Clermont sold Droughtmaster heifers to 194c to weigh 208kg or $405. Andrew and Marleene Slack, Mayview, Emerald sold Droughtmaster Heifers to 206c to weigh 283kg or $583.