Heifers to 149.2c at sale
ALL descriptions of cattle sold to a tougher market following the trends of the markets throughout Queensland at Monday’s sale at Biggenden.
Only a handful of bullocks were yarded topping at 145.2c for some young two tooth steers.
Cows again were tough to sell topping at 115c to average seven to 14 cents cheaper.
Trade heifers topped at 145c and averaged five cents cheaper than the last sale.
Heavy bulls topped at 159.2c to average firm on last sale.
Store steers 400kg to 500kg were in short supply averaging 20 cents cheaper. 300 to 400kg steers topped at 147.2c and averaged 25c cheaper than last sale.
Weaner steers were much harder to sell with most buyers filling up at the weaner sale making these steers averaging 21c to 32c cheaper.
Only a small number of heifers were yarded averaging 22c cheaper.
Weaner heifers are getting harder to shift with backgrounders being full or haven’t sold giving processors the run of the weaners, these heifers averaged 40c cheaper.
Cows and calves sold from $530 to $700.
The yarding of 1003 head were drawn from Hughenden, Chinchilla, Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Mt Perry, Gayndah, Kinbombi, Antigua, Thinoomba, Maryborough, Nikenbah, Childers, Bundaberg, Burnett Heads, South Kolan, Rosedale, Lowmead, Kolonga, Gaeta, Monduran, Gin Gin, Booyal and all local areas. The next meatworks and store sale is Monday, May 20.
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Lance Whitaker with a pen of santa gertrudis cows from Sujeewong Pastoral Co, Chinchilla. Sadly in a sign of the times, the cows sold for 106.2c or $613/hd.