CATTLE PRICES MAKING A STRONG MOVE AT SALE
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.