Biggen­den av­er­ages drop

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

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.

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