Qual­ity af­fects prices

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

BUR­NETT Live­stock and Realty’s meat works and store sale at Biggen­den on Mon­day saw a yard­ing of 1223 head.

Be­ing one of the lesser-qual­ity yard­ings for 2012, prices were af­fected through­out. Bul­locks over 600kg were the only class that were dearer top­ping at 180.2c, two cents up from the last sale.

NJ and KM Gib­son, Boompa, sold drought master grain-as­sisted bul­locks for 180.2c or $1167. S and JB Slater, Gin Gin, sold bran­gus-cross bul­locks for 178.2c or $1123. Bul­locks 500kg to 600kg were 12 cents cheaper. Cows over 500kg topped at 151.2c and were one cent cheaper, while cows un­der 400kg were also one cent cheaper.

A mixed yard­ing of trade heifers av­er­aged 15 cents cheaper. HK Dwyer, Didcot, sold brah­man cows and heifers from his Bough yard, Cra­cow, block, the two to six-tooth heifers sold from 159.2c to 165c or $718 to $765, while the cows topped at 144.2c or $764. Markwell Ru­ral, Mun­dub­bera, sold brah­man-cross four to six-tooth trade heifers to top at 160.2c or $687. L and L Heb­ble­white and Fam­ily, Biggen­den, sold brah­man-cross cows for 147.2c or $780 to $804. Heavy bulls topped at 160.2c and av­er­aged four cents cheaper.

Only 35 steers over 400kg were yarded with most of them be­ing four or more teeth top­ping at 180.2c and av­er­ag­ing 25c cents cheaper.

The Sey­mour Fam­ily, Byrnes-town, sold char­bray-drought-master-cross milk and two-tooth steers to top at 170.2c or $651.

Kep­nock High School, Bund­aberg, sold santa-cross milk tooth steers for 177.2c or $633. G and K Tucker, Booyal, sold braford-cross milk-tooth steers for 179.2c or $699.

The last meat works and store sale for 2012 will be held on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10.

TOP STEERS: Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty’s Matt Cur­tis with a pen of char­bray weaner steers on ac­count of LP and LM Ruge, Biggen­den. The steers sold for 212.2c or $404 per head.

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