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