Monto mixes business with pleasure at sale
MONTO has welcomed the return of its fortnightly fat and store sales.
Cattle sales are as much about business as they are a social occasion and a crowd of 60 turned out to check the market and catch up with friends yesterday.
The recent dry conditions were reflected in a big yarding of 758 head of cattle.
Some of the notable sales in the early part of the day were santa steers, account Ron and Margaret Hampson, Monto, sold to Teys Bros Biloela for 171.2c/kg or $1101.
Charbray bullocks, account Bill and Kath Dow, Kimbelin, Selene, sold to Teys Bros Biloela for 178.2c/kg or $1177.
Steve Pailthorpe was one of many to sell due to the big dry.
He was reasonably happy despite the trying conditions.
“I sold eight bullocks at $1.60/kg but I am just waiting for them to be weighed and still have 10 weaners still to sell,” he said.
Monto Cattle and Country will have its next fat and store sale on February 6.
QUALITY CATTLE: Monto Cattle and Country Proprietor Brad McInally with Ron and Margaret Hampson’s santa bullocks.