Be re­warded at the 2013 All Breeds Steer Sale

Central and North Burnett Times - - FEATURE -

THE All Breeds Steer Sale at Biggen­den on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 7 will bring cat­tle from Rockhampton to Theodore, Ta­room to the Bris­bane Val­ley and ev­ery­where in be­tween.

Live­stock sales­man Paul Hast­ings from Eidsvold said peo­ple would need a com­pass to track down the ori­gin of the steers at the sale.

De­spite pro­longed dry con­di­tions across much of Queens­land, the mar­ket at Biggen­den cat­tle sales has been hold­ing up well.

Cat­tle that fit feed­lot spec­i­fi­ca­tions are sell­ing well and qual­ity cat­tle are still in high de­mand.

Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty di­rec­tor Lance Whi­taker said the steer sale was renowned for its high vol­ume of ex­cel­lent qual­ity steers.

He said qual­ity cat­tle were al­ways sought af­ter, what­ever the weather.

“The steer sale al­ways has a speedy pace, with prompt post-sale pro­cess­ing,” he said.

“Biggen­den Sa­le­yards has re­cently had an air-op­er­ated draft in­stalled to speed up post-sale weigh­ing, en­sur­ing ven­dors re­ceive post-sale data quickly.”

Mr Whi­taker said ven­dors were en­cour­aged to de­liver their steers by 6pm or ear­lier on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 6, to en­sure draft­ing and pen­ning pre­sented steers at their best.

“The live­stock team pen steers to make lines of breeds, a strat­egy that brings more money for cat­tle and keeps buy­ers of a pre­ferred breed happy,” he said.

“The steer sale has his­tor­i­cally al­ways hit above mar­ket prices, a valu­able trend in our cur­rent weather con­di­tions.

“As rain­fall re­mains elu­sive across most of Queens­land, re­ceiv­ing the ex­tra edge on your prices is sig­nif­i­cant.”

Mr Hast­ings said if it didn’t rain there would be more cat- tle en­ter­ing the mar­ket from all over Queens­land.

“The steer sale pre-empts this in­flux, with its tim­ing in early Fe­bru­ary,” he said.

Cat­tle pro­duc­ers should con­tact the Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty of­fice on 4127 1277 or any of the live­stock team to book steers in for the sale.

Spa­ces fill fast and the sale is too good to miss.

SELL­ING TEAM: Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty's sell­ing team of Paul Hast­ings, Matt Cur­tis and Lance Whi­taker will be in ac­tion at the up­com­ing All Breeds Steer Sale at Biggen­den.

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