Heifers to 149.2c at sale

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

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.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

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.

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