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.
|Bullocks – Heavy||Over 550kg||20||190||238||217||-10|
|Steers – Heavy||400kg -500kg||30||100||236||212||-14|
|– Medium||280kg – 350kg||283||110||240||217||+15|
|Heifers – Heavy||Over 400kg||N/Q|
|– Weaner||200kg – 280kg||237||95||172||153||-4|
|Cows – Heavy||Over 520kg||38||129||169||143||+9|
|Cows & Calves||6||$495||$650||$562.50|
To read the full market report-Market Report March 14 2019