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Prices up for all cattle – except cows
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WITH the exception of cows, all descriptions of cattle sold to a dearer market at Biggenden on Monday.
The Burnett Livestock and Realty meatworks and store sale drew 900 head.
Bullocks topped at 154.2c to average 8–15c dearer.
Mooru Grazing, Takilberan sold Brangus and Santa Gertrudis cross No0 bullocks from 150.2–154.2c or $951–$984.
Santa Gertrudis-cross two and four-tooth bullocks, from Wandoan, topped at 150.2c or $880.
Cows were in short supply and only a handful of heavy cows were yarded, selling from 4–11 cents cheaper.
MJ & TM Dingle, Miriam Vale sold Brahman cows to top at 109.2c or $753.
Santa Gertrudis-cross cows, account DA & CM Eriksen, Mundubbera, sold for 109.2c or $723.
Trade heifers topped at 144.2c to average 16c dearer.
JR Farms, Mundubbera sold Charbray Santa-cross two and four-tooth heifers from 138.2–144.2c or $633–$880.
Trade heifers from Wandoan topped at 141.2c or $644.
Heavy bulls didn’t reach the top of last sale but sold firm to average.
Some better quality feeder steers over 400kg were yarded, topping at 161.2c to average 22 cents dearer.
Troy Wilson, Binjour, sold Droughtmaster and Brangus two-tooth steers to top at 157.2c or $714.
The Davis family, Mt Perry, sold Charbray Droughtmaster-cross two and four-tooth steers; the two-tooth steers sold from 150c–161.2c or $627–$750 and the four-tooth steers sold for 143.2c or $662.
Steers 300–400kg topped at 160.2c to be 21 cents dearer.
Adams Trading, Gin Gin sold Simbrah No 2 steers for 160.2c or $592. Better quality weaner steers were yarded this sale and reflected in prices topping at 194.2c for some light conditioned Simbrah steers averaging from 26 to 32 cents dearer. Adams Trading, Gin Gin sold weaner steers from 176.2c–194.2c or $382-$404. White and Larsen, Gin Gin sold Limousin Charolais cross weaner steers from 171.2c–181.2c or $374-$408.
Only a few feeder heifers were yarded and they averaged 12 cents dearer. Sujeewong Pastoral Co, Chinchilla sold Santa Gertrudis No1 milk and two-tooth heifers from 135.2c–139.2c or $457-$492. Weaner heifers and heifers up to 300kg sold from 12–23 cents dearer. White and Larsen, Gin Gin sold Limousin Charolais cross weaner heifers for 147.2c or $323. B & A Gannon, Mundubbera, sold Angus cross weaner heifers from 138.2c–145.2c or $304-$367.
Next sale on June 17.
BIGGENDEN SALE: Burnett Livestock and Realty’s Lance Whitaker with pens of Charbray No1 PTIC heifers on account of Bundaberg Sugar Ltd. The heifers averaged $650/head.