Rain brings back smiles
BURNETT Livestock and Realty’s meatworks and store sale at Biggenden on Monday saw a rain reduced yarding of 703 head.
The widespread rain over Queensland finally got smiles back on vendors’ faces with an improved market, but overall the yarding was very mixed in quality.
Bullocks over 600kg topped at 179.2c to average three cents dearer than the sale two weeks ago.
The 500-600kg bullocks topped at 178.2c to average 25 cents dearer.
Heavy droughtmaster bullocks on account of KW Cross, Biggenden, sold from 158.2c to 179.2c or $1166 to $1195.
NJ and KM Gibson, Boompa sold Droughtmaster six and eight tooth grain assisted bullocks for 178.2c or $947.
Cows over 500kg were of good quality averaging six cents dearer, while cows 400-500kg were 11 cents dearer on average and light cows under 400kg had no change.
JC and PS Osborn, Dallarnil, sold droughtmaster cows to top at 150.2c or $804.
Brahman and charbray cows on account of BS and C Whitaker, Woolooga, sold from 145.2c to 148.2c or $796 to $993.
Trade heifers were also good quality and fairly consistent lines and averaged 19 cents dearer.
Heavy bulls topped at 169.2c to average six cents dearer.
Daddamarine Pty Ltd, Booubyjan, sold droughtmaster four and six tooth trade heifers from 141.2c to 154.2c or $634 to $687.
R Heritage, Goodnight Scrub, sold brahman and charbray two tooth trade heifers to top at 150.2c or $668.
The store line was very mixed quality and numbers were down for all classes.
Only 27 steers 400-500kg were yarded averaging 13 cents dearer compared to 166 head last fortnight.
Steers 200-300kg topped at 150.2c to average five cents dearer and light steers under 200kg topped at 157.2c and averaged 21 cents dearer.
Trelorr Pty Ltd, Bargara, sold charolais-cross milk and two tooth steers to top at 157.2c or $652.
GD and SC Dingle, Mt Perry, sold brangus cross No 3 steers to top at 159.2c or $645.
GL Dingle, Mt Perry, sold brangus weaner steers from 141.2c to 150.2c or $345 to $401.
Heifers 300-400kg topped at 149.2c and also averaged dearer being up 14 cents.
Heifers under 300kg topped at 141.2c to jump up 14 to 27 cents.
GD and SC Dingle, Mt Perry, sold No 3 brangus heifers for 149.2c or $497.
Droughtmaster No 3 heifers, NJ and KM Gibson, Boompa, sold for 148.2c or $511.
Karrasch Holdings, Yerra, sold milk and two tooth charbray heifers to top at 152.2c or $677.
BIGGENDEN SALE: Burnett Livestock and Realty’s Lance Whitaker with a pen of bullocks on account Keith Cross, Biggenden. The bullocks sold for 179.2c or $1194.