Ven­dors set for Biggen­den sale

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

CAT­TLE pro­duc­ers across the Wide Bay Bur­nett and be­yond are draft­ing off steers now for the 2013 Fe­bru­ary All Breeds Steer Sale at Biggen­den Sa­le­yards.

The sale, pre­vi­ously known as the Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty Steer Sale, has had a name change to re­flect the breed classes el­i­gi­ble for judg­ing.

This year’s sale is sched­uled for Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 7, and will again of­fer a rich prize pool.

New spon­sors in­clude the Aus­tralian Brah­man Breed­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, the Drought­mas­ter So­ci­ety and the Santa Gertrudis As­so­ci­a­tion.

Long-term busi­ness part­ners Le­ichts CIA, Mor­ris­sey & Co and Vir­bac An­i­mal Health will also be adding to the prize pool.

Win­ners of the six breed classes will win an En­gel fridge full of pro- ducts and the win­ner of the Cham­pion Pen will go home with a Le­ichts CIA Im­mo­bi­lizer ProChute vet crush.

The 2012 win­ner was the Grif- fiths fam­ily from Ta­room for a pen of santa gertrudis-cross steers.

This sale av­er­aged 204.7c/kg across the 1522 steers yarded.

Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty di­rec­tor Lance Whi­taker said the steer sale had his­tor­i­cally achieved above-mar­ket prices with a large gallery of buy­ers at­tend­ing.

“The sale is a fea­ture event at the Biggen­den Sa­le­yards, now Euro­pean Union-ac­cred­ited yards, and is a good test of the re­gion’s cat­tle qual­ity,” Mr Whi­taker said.

“The sale is a great op­por­tu­nity to re­ceive top prices for your cat­tle.

“It is also a good way to gauge how your cat­tle mea­sure up in the mar­ket­place.”

The min­i­mum el­i­gi­ble pen size for judg­ing is 10 head and early book­ings are en­cour­aged by phon­ing Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty on 4127 1277.

Photo: Contributed

CHAM­PION PEN: Me­lanie Grif­fiths, Ta­room, with Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty’s Lance Whi­taker in front of the Le­ichts CIA Pro-Chute vet crush that the Grif­fiths took home as the prize for the Cham­pion Pen of steers last year.

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