Biggen­den cows make $1079

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

BIGGEN­DEN’S Bur­nett Livestock and Realty meat­works and store sale on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15 saw a yard­ing of 876 head.

Most de­scrip­tions of cat­tle were of mixed qual­ity and num­bers, which made prices fluc­tu­ate throughout the sale.

Bul­locks sold stronger right through, av­er­ag­ing up to five cents dearer.

The No. 9 Ro­mag­nola Brah­man bul­locks on ac­count of DR Messer, Niken­bah, sold from 177.2c/kg to 183.2c or $1047 to $1183.

Hand­ford Graz­ing, Yerra, sold Char­bray cross six and eight tooth bul­locks for 180.2c or $1092.

Some good qual­ity cows were yarded and suf­fered mixed re­sults. Cows more than 500kg sold for a top of 155.2c but av­er­aged seven cents cheaper; how­ever, in that class, 64 cows were sold, com­pared to nine last sale.

Clare Charo­lais, Theodore, sold Charo­lais cows for 153.2c or $1079, while IJ Dibben, Childers, sold Brah­man cows for 155.2c or $920.

Cows 400-500kg av­er­aged nine cents dearer than last sale, while cows less than 400kg were firm.

HK Dwyer, Biggen­den, sold Brah­man cross cows from his Eidsvold block to top at 143.2c or $765.

Only 11 trade heifers of more than 400kg were yarded and they av­er­aged six cents cheaper.

Heavy bulls once again sold strongly, top­ping at 167.2c to av­er­age one cent dearer than the pre­vi­ous sale.

HK Dwyer, Did­cot, sold bulls from 156.2c to 164.2c or $1328 to $1429.

Feeder steers 400-500kg topped at 185.2c.

Much bet­ter qual­ity than last sale, they av­er­aged 13c dearer.

Char­bray Drought­mas­ter cross milk and two tooth steers from Mur­gon sold from 181.2c to 183.2c or $806 to $852.

L. Bar­nett, Gayn­dah, sold Drought­mas­ter cross milk tooth steers for 185.2c or $759.

Only 29 steers were yarded 300-400kg and av­er­aged three cents dearer than last sale, when 101 were yarded.

Pars Developments, Bur­nett Heads, sold Drought­mas­ter cross mostly milk tooth steers from 177.2c to 188.2c or $590 to $709.

EA Ross, Goomeri, sold Bran­gus Drought­mas­ter cross No. 2 steers for 194.2c or $559.

Weaner steers up to 300kg didn’t reach the highs of the last sale and topped at 209.2c, av­er­ag­ing 12c cheaper.

RE & KL Gold­en­stein, Coal­stoun Lakes, sold Sim­brah weaner steers for 209.2c or $541.

Char­bray Brah­man cross weaner steers on ac­count GL Diver, Biggen­den, sold for 207.2c or $447.

Some bet­ter qual­ity lines of heifers 300-400kg were yarded and av­er­aged 20c dearer than last sale.

Drought­mas­ter milk and two tooth heifers on ac­count of RB & EG Thomas, Monto, sold from 174.2c to 178.2c or $531 to $633.

Atkin­son and Bowyer, Mt Perry, sold Charo­lais cross milk tooth heifers for 179.2c or $615.

Plenty of heifers were yarded up to 300kg, with 230 heifers 200-300kg top­ping at 185c and av­er­ag­ing seven cents cheaper.

While 66 heifers less than 200kg av­er­aged four cents cheaper.

AG and BS Butcher, Childers, sold Drought­mas­ter cross weaner heifers from 175.2c to 185c or $447 to $509.

The Straits Pas­toral, Biggen­den, sold Brah­mousin weaner heifers 175.2c or $496.

I and K Gauld, Brooweena, sold An­gus cross weaner heifers to top at 185.2c or $463.

Ten mixed cows and calves sold from $480 to $690.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

SALE DAY: Bur­nett Livestock and Realty’s Paul Hast­ings with a pen of Charo­lais cows on ac­count of Clare Charo­lais, Theodore, which sold for 153.2c/kg or $1079 a head.

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