Quality good in spite of drought
NUMBERS may have been down at the Southern Queensland Droughtmaster sale at Biggenden, due to the conditions, but the heavier end of the cattle and the better quality weaners sold strongly on the soft market.
Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Lance Whitaker said on the other hand lesser quality weaners still sold to a tough market.
Droughtmaster Australia’s CEO Neil Donaldson said there had been a tough lead up to the sale.
“It is a credit to vendors for the presentation of their cattle here today,” Mr Donaldson said.
“They show very little effect of the drought.”
Judge Michael O’Neil said it was tremendous what was put forward for judging.
“Quite a few made my job tough,” he said.
Mr Donaldson said such events were not possible without sponsors.
“It also doesn’t work if the agent isn’t supportive,” he said.
“At the end of the day if the agent is passionate – it works.
“That’s what you have with Burnett Livestock & Realty.
“Lance and Stephanie are passionate about their business and their clients.”
Mr Donaldson said the seasons would get better – they couldn’t get any worse.
FUTURE CONTEST WINNER: Molly Whitehouse wrapped the winner’s sash around herself after her dad’s Fortrus Pastoral at Bell’s Bridge took out champion pen of females at the droughtmaster sale at Biggenden.
Cody Whiteman, of Fortrus Pastoral, whowon heifers over 300kg and champion pen of females, and sponsor Joe Offord.
Arthur Dingle, of Mt Perry, with Greg and Marian Strohfeldt, Bucca, winners of the breeder females class.
Warren Ford, Michael Bardon, Gavin Ford and Warren and Carolyn Kenny attended Thursday’s droughtmaster sale.
Bill Janke, Widgee, winner of heifers under 300kg class with Droughtmaster Australia CEO Neil Donaldson.