YARD­ING DOWN AT SOUTH­ERN QUEENS­LAND DROUGHT MAS­TER STORE SHOW AND SALE:

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL WEEKLY -

BUR­NETT Live­stock and Realty’s sixth an­nual South­ern Queens­land Drought­mas­ter Store Show and Sale ear­lier this month saw a smaller yard­ing of 489 head.

Con­tin­ued dry con­di­tions this year im­pacted num­bers and rain two weeks be­fore the sale saw num­bers re­duce even fur­ther, with ven­dors de­cid­ing to keep their cat­tle a lit­tle longer.

Cat­tle were in good con­di­tion, de­spite the sea­son farm­ers had 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 and K Walsh, Coal­stoun Lakes, sold two- and four-tooth num­ber two 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 and DB Cislowski, Lowmead.

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

The Cis­lowskis 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 and DJ Shailer, Gunalda sold for 160.2c or $395.

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

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

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 and 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 and GI Janke, Widgee. These classy heifers sold for 140.2c or $309 while the Jankes’ line topped at 143.2c.

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

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

TOP QUAL­ITY: Bruce and Dorothy Cislowski, of Lowmead, with their cham­pion pen of steers over 350kg and Arthur Din­gle, (left) and Glenn Hen­rick­sen, of Bendigo Bank. The steers sold for 150c/kg or $663 a head.

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