Biggenden cows make $1079
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.
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.