Biggenden yearling steers crack 246.2c/kg
BURNETT Livestock and Realty’s meat works and store sale on Monday, October 29 saw a yarding of 1057 head.
With scattered rainfall on the weekend, processors went against lastweek’s trend of an easing market.
Bullocks over 600kg topped at 185.2c/kg and averaged four cents dearer, while 500–600kg steers topped at 184.2c and averaged 10c dearer than the previous sale.
The Schibrowski Family, Childers sold four and six tooth Brahman bullocks for 184.2c or $1022–$1262.
D. and L. Sganzerla, Windermere sold Droughtmaster cross two and four tooth bullocks to top at 185.2c or $1232.
Luinn P/L, Pine Creek sold four and six tooth grain assisted bullocks for 182.2c or $1380.
While the bullocks were dearer, the cows had mixed results.
Cows over 500kg topped at similar rates to last sale but averaged one cent cheaper; cows 400–500kg averaged three cents cheaper, while light cows under 400kg aver- aged seven cents cheaper.
Quayle Cattle Co, Kolonga sold cows to top at 149.2c or $753.
EE and JM Mollenhagen, Mt Perry sold Brahman cows for 150.2c or $826.
G. and S. Turner and family, Charnwood, Lowmead sold Santa and Brangus cows from 141.2c to 145.2c or $777–$790.
Trade heifers were of good quality but averaged four cents cheaper and heavy bulls averaged two cents cheaper.
Sujeewong, Chinchilla sold Santa two to six tooth trade heifers to average 159.7c or $739.
Meantime, 400–500kg steers were still in short supply, topping at 187.2c and averaged 1c dearer than last sale.
Simbrah and Droughtmaster cross milk and two tooth steers on account of Kapernick Farming, Wallaville sold from 182.2c to 187.2c or $827– $907.
HK Dwyer, Didcot sold Charbray milk and two tooth steers for 181.2c or $829.
Steers 300–400kg were of mixed quality, topping at 189.2c and averaged less than last sale.
Santa cross milk and two tooth No 1 steers on account of Quayle Cattle Co, Kolonga sold from 178.2c to 180.2c or $664–$677.
Weaner steers and light conditioned yearling steers under 300kg sold extremely strong, topping at 246.2c and averaged 11–13c dearer.
Santa Charbray cross weaner steers on account of Gary Dingle, Bancroft sold from 196.2c to 246.2c or $519– $559.
MC and SA Chappell, Mt Perry sold light conditioned Droughtmaster Senepol cross weaner steers from 230c to 231.2c or $384–$474.
ARN Horwood Family Trust, Tirroan sold Limousin cross weaner steers for 229.2c or $487.
Heifers 300–400kg were also very mixed quality, topping at 194.2c but averaging 10c cheaper than last sale.
Santa cross milk and two tooth heifers on account of Quayle Cattle Co, Kolonga sold from 178.2c to 184.2c or $475–$596.
LG and MCDelley, Dallarnil sold Charbray cross milk tooth heifers for 176.2c or $608.
Weaner heifers and yearling heifers under 300kg also sold strongly, averaging 3–5c dearer.
Gary Dingle, Bancroft sold Santa Charbray cross weaner heifers from 180c to 199.2c or $360–$432.
HK Dwyer, Didcot sold Charbray cross weaner heifers from 183.2c to 195c or $426– $583.
Cattle at the meat works and store sale were drawn from Calliope, Monto, Bancroft, Chinchilla, Eidsvold, Binjour, Mundubbera, Mt Perry, Gayndah, Windera, Murgon, Goomeri, Bauple and Tiaro.
They also came from Antigua, Mungar, Yerra, Maryborough, Buxton, Childers, Cordalba, Bundaberg, Yandaran, Rosedale, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Gin Gin and Booyal, as well as all local areas.
QUALITY OFFERING: Dean Kapernick of Kapernick Farming, Wallaville with a pen of his Simbrah and Droughtmaster cross milk and two tooth steers, which sold for 187.2c/kg or $907 a head.