Emerald market report

24 Jan 2021

EMERALD MARKET REPORT

Store & Prime Sale – Thursday 20th January 2022

Sale Report: Emerald Combined Agents offered 1650 head for the first sale of 2022 with a quality and feature right throughout the yarding. In the prime portion of the sale, little or no changes to the closing 2021 market, however store cattle and in particular younger & lighter cattle showed some impressive increases in price. Prime Steers +550kg sold to an isolated 460c/kg and avg 431c/kg. Steers 500-550kg sold to 500c/kg to average 445c/kg. Heavy Processor No 8 heifers sold to 418c/kg, wt. 568kg whilst heifers +400 (feeder types) sold to 594c/kg & avg 546c/kg. Heavy cows sold to 400c/kg & avg 392c/kg, Cows 450kg-520kg sold to 387c/kg & avg 368c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to a top of 372c/kg.

In the Store section Heavy feeder steers 400-500kg sold to 624c/kg & avg 547c/kg, Steers 350-400kg sold to 746c/kg & avg 617c/kg. Steers 280 – 350kg topped at 766c/kg & avg 688c/kg. Weaner Steers 200-280kg sold to 808c/kg & avg 775c/kg, whilst Steers>200kg sold to 818c/kg. Feeder heifers 350-400kg, sold to 628c/kg & avg 583c/kg. Heifers 280-350kg rose to 678c/kg & avg 579c/kg. Weaner heifers 200-290c/kg sold to 700c/kg & avg 647c/kg. Heifers > 200kg sold to 746c/kg & avg 663c/kg. Cows & Claves met spirited competition with young Brangus heifers & calves selling to $3600 per unit with some mixed smaller pens selling in & around the $3,000 mark.

 

Category

Weight

Range

No. of

Head

Price

Low

In

High

C/kg

Av.

Bullocks – Heavy Over 550kg 17 416 460 431  
– Medium 500kg-550kg 12 398 500 445
Steers – Heavy 400kg -500kg 104 320 624 547
– Feeder 350kg-400kg 40 336 746 617
– Medium 280kg – 350kg 157 250 766 688
-Weaner 200kg-280kg 207 426 808 775
-Weaner Under 200kg 26 426 818 748
Heifers – Heavy Over 400kg 164 350 594 546
-Feeder 350kg-400kg 203 250 628 583
-Medium 280kg –350kg 123 300 678 579
– Weaner 200kg – 280kg 233 450 700 637
-Weaner Under 200kg 30 590 746 663
Cows – Heavy Over 520kg 138 353 400 392
– Medium 450kg-520kg 64 300 387 368
Bulls Over 600kg 46 325 372 342
Cows & Calves   49 $2850 $3600 $3322

Sale Highlights: The Groves family “Prior” Springsure sold 555kg steers to 428c/kg, whilst the speckle park crosses weighing 368c/kg sold for an impressive 746c/kg to return $2751/hd. Dan & Abby Maguire “Talfino” Emerald sold No 1 Brangus steers to 624c/kg wt. 407kg & return $2541/hd. Neil & Margaret Dunbar “Mitchell Park” Capella sold quality Santa EU weaner steers to 668c/kg wt. 333kg for $2225/hd & 764c/kg, wt. 282kg for $2160/hd. The Spencer Family “Walara” Rolleston sold Droughtmaster X steers to 540c/kg wt. 487c/kg & return $2631/hd. Kym & Pat Donaldson “Neelia” Capella sold No 8 heifers to 418c/kg wt. 568kg & return $2375/hd. The Patterson Family “Albinia Downs” Rolleston sold Brahman X cows to 400c/kg wt. 582kg & return $2328/hd. Ross & Toni Kajewski “Wyanda” Springsure sold heavy Charolais X Cows to 394c/kg, wt. 687kg & return $2709/hd. Steve & Alison Kajewski “Bettafield” Gindie sold Charolais Cows to 393c/kg, wt. 658kg & return $2587/hd.

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