Prize cattle draw plenty of interest
MONTO Cattle and Country’s Annual Store Cattle Show and Sale attracted 1040 head.
This year’s judge was Jamie Crawford of Kingaroy. Cattle were drawn from Biloela, Boyne Valley, Harrami and Monto districts.
Peter and Desieree Hindmarsh of Milton Station Ubobo won champion pen of steers overall and steers best suitable to grow to Jap Ox with a pen of 20 droughtmaster-cross weaners, purchased by Peter and Kristine Dingle, Redline Brangus stud, Abercorn for $460 or 166c/kg to average 276kg.
Reuben and Lynn Blyton’s charolais weaner steers 300kg were judged steers most suited to trade and sold to 154c/kg or $460.
Ron and Sheena Ogle of Stornoway, Monto won champion pen of heifers overall and heifers most suited for replacement breeders. The quality charbray-cross weaner heifers sold to Hourn and Bishop Moura for 135c/kg or $352 to average 260kg.
Bill and Beryl Avis won heifers most suited to trade with their charolais droughtie-cross weaner heifers 246kgs to realise $357 or 145c/kg that went to Ross Gersekowski.
Other results include Mike Smith's 435kg murray grey-cross steers selling to 158c/kg or $685.
Ken Ball sold milk and two tooth Brahman No 1 steers 410kg to 158c/kg or $650. Wayne and Julie Roger sold charbray santa-cross steers 291kg to 175c/kg or $510. McInnes Farming sold angus, santa and charbray-cross steers to $480, $520 and $510 respectively.
Noel Goody’s 210kg angus steers sold to 174c/kg or $370. Neville Mossman’s brahman No 3 steers sold to 169c/kg or $460.
Mark Murray sold charbray-cross No 2 heifers 327kg to $475 and limo-cross heifers 342kg to $490. Gary and Lynn Muller’s Santa Brahman-cross No 2 heifers 300kg sold to 140c/kg or $416. BR and SJ Pailthorpe yarded charbray weaner heifers which sold to 140c/kg or $340.
MA Johnston sold droughtmaster weaner heifers to 141c/kg or $360.
CK and CA Leighton sold brahman weaner heifers 200kgs to 141c/kg.
The Monto Fat and Store Sale will be onWednesday, June 26 at 9am.
TOP PEN: Lee Mesner, centre, with winners Peter and Desieree Hindmarsh of Milton Station, Ubobo.
Reuben and Lynn Blyton's charolais weaner steers were judged as best pen of steers suited to trade.
John Lee, on behalf of Ron and Sheena Ogle collects best pen of heifers suited for replacement breeders.
Beryl Avis took home the prize for heifers best suited to trade.
Desieree and Peter Hindmarsh flanked by Brad McInally from Monto Cattle and Country and judge Jamie Crawford.