Biggenden averages drop
BURNETT Livestock and Realty’s meat works and store sale on Monday saw a yarding of 1142 head at Biggenden.
The overall standard of the yarding was reduced although quality store cattle still sold firmly, with the lesser-quality cattle dragging the averages down.
Bullocks topped at 174.2c and averaged seven cents cheaper for the 500–600kg weight range, while bullocks over 600kg were 12 cents cheaper.
KW and RJ Roylance, Miriam Vale, sold brahman bullocks for 168.2c or $1010.
Glenellen Cattle Co, Chinchilla, sold santa bullocks for 171.2c or $996.
The Schibrowski family, Childers, sold brahman bullocks for 174.2c or $965.
Cows topped similar to the last sale, but averages were down with cows over 500kg being two cents cheaper while forward cows under 500kg were four cents cheaper.
Light conditioned store cows averaged 14 cents cheaper.
Hinds Grazing, Ban Ban Springs, sold brahman-cross cows to top at 141.2c or $738.
NI Johnston, Dallarnil, sold charola is cows for 146.2c or $914.
N Baker Family Trust, Gayndah, sold santa-cross cows for 150.2c or $817.
Trade heifers topped at the same price as last sale, but averaged nine cents cheaper.
Heavy bulls averaged 10 cents cheaper than the previous sale, topping at 153.2c.
LK and TM Mittelheuser, Gin Gin, sold drought mastercross trade heifers to top at 165.2c or $692.
Fifty-four steers were yarded between 400–500kg and topped at 177.2c, averaging eight cents cheaper.
RP Lamb, Childers, sold drought master milk and two-tooth steers for 177.2c or $613.
RA and JJ Edwards, Bundaberg, sold crossbred milk and two-tooth steers to top at 177.2c or $745.
Steers 300–400kg were of fair quality and averaged firm on the last sale.
MG and MJ Dingle, Eids- vold, sold brangus and charbray-cross milk and two-tooth steers to top at 170.2c or $670.
ARN Horwood Family Trust, Tirroan, sold charbray No 2 steers from 180c to 220c or $586 to $847.
A line of dought master-char bray-brahman No 2 steers on account of JC and RJ Litschner, Cracow, sold from 177.2c to 201.2c or $360 to $510.
Weaner steers 200–300kg were also of fair quality and were the only category of cattle to average dearer – being up by four cents, while steers under 200kg averaged 15 cents cheaper.
DEEDI Brian Pastures, Gayndah, sold composite, brahman and light-conditioned No 2 steers from 195.2c to 203.2c or $414.
Heifers 300–400kg topped at 177.2c and averaged five cents cheaper than the previous sale.
ARN Horwood Family Trust, Tirroan, sold charbray No 2 heifers for 177.2c or $564.
Heifers 200–300kg were of fair quality and also averaged firm on the previous while heifers under 200kg averaged 12 cents cheaper.
JC and RJ Litschner, Cracow, sold a line of droughtmaster, charbray and brahman-cross No 2 heifers to sell from 158.2c to 172.2c or $298 to $441.
The Beddows Family, Windera, sold simbrah weaner heifers for 171.2c or $415.
HK Dwyer, Didcot, sold charbray-cross weaner heifers, which topped at 174.2c or $420.
Eleven cows and calves were yarded and sold from $590 to $900.
Cattle were drawn from Chinchilla, Cracow, Eidsvold, Monto, Calliope, MiriamVale, Mundubbera, MtPerry, Gayndah, Windera, Goomeri, Thinoomba, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Buxton, Childers, Cordalba, Bundaberg, Lowmead, Takilberan, Gin Gin, Booyal and all local areas.
DAY AT THE YARDS: Lillian and Drummond Whitaker, of Biggenden, admire a pen of charbray steers on account of ARN Horwood Family Trust, Tirroan. The steers sold from 180c to 220c or $586 to $847.