Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

HEIFERS sold to 193.2c at the sixth an­nual South­ern Queens­land Drought­mas­ter Store Show and sale at Biggen­den last Thurs­day.

Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty saw a smaller yard­ing of 489 head as the con­tin­ued dry con­di­tions this year im­pacted num­bers and rain two weeks be­fore the sale saw the num­bers re­duce even fur­ther with ven­dors de­cid­ing to keep their cat­tle for a lit­tle longer.

Cat­tle were in good con­di­tion de­spite the sea­son that’s been dealt.

The heav­ier end of the cat­tle and the bet­ter qual­ity wean­ers sold strongly on the cur­rent mar­ket while lesser qual­ity wean­ers still sold to a tough mar­ket.

Cat­tle were drawn from Mun­dub­bera, Gayn­dah, Win­dera, Baram­bah, Goomeri, Woolooga, Widgee, Bells Bridge, Ky­bong, Gunalda, Yerra, Boompa, Bucca, Gin Gin, Lowmead, Avon­dale and all lo­cal ar­eas.

JA& KWalsh, Coal­stoun Lakes sold two and four tooth No 2 steers to top at 161.2c or $649.

The Cham­pion Pen of Steers win­ners and win­ner of the Steers Over 350kg class went to BK & DB Cislowski, Lowmead.

These two and four tooth No 2 steers sold for 150c or $663.

The Cislowski’s also sold No 3 steers for 162.2c or $538. Fortrus Pas­toral Pty Ltd, Bells Bridge sold No 3 steers for 160.2c or $624.

Light con­di­tion No 3 steers on ac­count of GB & DJ Shailer, Gunalda sold for 160.2c or $395.

Win­ner of the Steers Un­der 350kg class went to SW& LE Tinck­nell, Avon­dale.

These No 4 steers topped at 159.2c or $476.

Rhind Fam­ily Pty Ltd sold Drought­mas­ter No 4 steers to top at 157.2c or $379.

The Cham­pion Pen of Fe­males and win­ner of the Heifers Over 300kg class went to Fortrus Pas­toral Pty Ltd, Bells Bridge.

These qual­ity No 3 heifers sold to 193.2c or $634.

A Tem­ple­ton & Son, Ky­bong sold No 3 heifers for 161.2c or $537.

Jo­valan Farms, Mun­dub­bera sold No 3 heifers to top at 159.2c or $586.

Gavin Ford, Mun­dub­bera sold No 3 heifers to top at 155.2c or $483.

Win­ner of the Heifers Un­der 300kg class went to WG & GI Janke, Widgee.

These classy heifers sold for 140.2c or $309 while the Janke’s line topped at 143.2c.

Win­ner of the Breeder Fe­male class went to G & M Shro­hfeldt, Avon­dale for cows and calves that sold for $510.


HARD AT WORK: Yard­man Kent Do­ran from Gunalda with a pen head­ing for the scales.

Dianne and Greg Sey­mour, Rod­ney Sey­mour, Ge­orge Schif­fke, Ge­off and Doug Dun­can.


Biggen­den landown­ers were out in force bid­ding on lots at the Drought­mas­ter Sale.


The Drought­mas­ter Sale at Biggen­den on Thurs­day at­tracted a large crowd.


Sell­ing team of Ali For­man, Paul Hast­ings and Lance Whi­taker in ac­tion.

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