Monto mixes busi­ness with plea­sure at sale

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE - ❏ Ge­orge Smith

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.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

QUAL­ITY CAT­TLE: Monto Cat­tle and Coun­try Pro­pri­etor Brad McI­nally with Ron and Mar­garet Hamp­son’s santa bul­locks.

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