Quality affects prices
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.