Emerald market report

15 Mar 2019

EMERALD MARKET REPORT

Store & Prime Sale – Thursday 14th March 2019

Sale Report:  A sharp drop in numbers saw just over 1200 head penned at Emerald. As did southern markets, the general trend was a dearer with the exception of categories offering light condition or out of specification types. In the prime section, bullocks over 550kgs sold to 238c/kg to average 217c/kg, in saying that, the bullocks were light in condition without being young. Heavy steers 500-550kgs topped at 200c/kg to average 199c/kg, no heavy heifers to quote, heavy cows over 520kgs reached 169c/kg to average 143c/kg, cows 450-520kgs made as much as 148c/kg to average 134c/kg, while heavy bulls over 600kgs sold to 209c/kg. The few heavy feeder steers 400-500kgs sold to 236c/kg to average 212c/kg, 350-400kg steers topped at 246c/kg to average 233c/kg, 280-350kg steers reached 240c/kg to average 217c/kg, weaner steers 200-280kgs made as much as 252c/kg to average 228c/kg, while no light steers under 200kgs to quote. Feeder heifers 350-400kgs sold to 194c/kg to average 189c/kg, 280-350kg heifers reached 185c/kg to average 150c/kg, weaner heifers 200-280kgs made as much as 172c/kg to average 153c/kg, while light heifers under 200kgs sold to 140c/kg.

Sale Highlights:  The Cox Family “Mt Surprise” Alpha offered a draft of Simmental cross steers to 240c/kg for 384kgs and $923, while Greg Agius, Clermont had his 231c/kg for 307kgs and $710. Neil & Sharon King “Banrock” Willows sold Brahman cross steers for 245c/kg for 369kgs and $904, while Craig & Carla McCamley “Selma” Emerald had their No. 8 Brahman Steers to 230c/kg for 323kgs and $743. Kleier Pastoral “Luxor” Dysart had their 300kg Brahman Cross steers to 234c/kg and $702, while the Gray Family “Villafield” Alpha sold Santa heifers to 194c/kg for 375kgs and $728.

Category

Weight

Range

No. of

Head

Price

Low

In

High

C/kg

Av.

Price Change
Bullocks              – Heavy Over 550kg 20 190 238 217 -10
                             – Medium 500kg-550kg 27 190 200 199 -12
Steers                  – Heavy 400kg -500kg 30 100 236 212 -14
                             – Feeder 350kg-400kg 84 188 246 233 +12
                             – Medium 280kg – 350kg 283 110 240 217 +15
                             -Weaner 200kg-280kg 152 200 252 228 +20
                             -Weaner Under 200kg N/Q        
Heifers                 – Heavy Over 400kg N/Q        
                             -Feeder 350kg-400kg 28 164 195 189 -8
                             -Medium 280kg –350kg 113 90 185 148 -20
                             – Weaner 200kg – 280kg 237 95 172 153 -4
                             -Weaner Under 200kg N/Q        
Cows                   – Heavy Over 520kg 38 129 169 143 +9
                             – Medium 450kg-520kg 52 119 148 134 +11
Bulls Over 600kg 9 100 209 153 -11
Cows & Calves   6 $495 $650 $562.50  

To read the full market report-Market Report March 14 2019