Bull qual­ity up as aver­age yard­ing down

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL -

MON­DAY’S sale at Biggen­den was a very mixed yard­ing over­all and the aver­age of the cat­tle sold dropped a cou­ple of cents.

Bul­locks were bet­ter qual­ity and more num­bers sold top­ping at 165.2c – four cents less than last sale and av­er­aged 11-16 cents cheaper.

GA Fay, Childers, sold No 1 drought­mas­ter bul­locks for 155.2c or $982.

Cows suf­fered sim­i­lar re­sults with cows over 500kg top­ping at 126.2c and av­er­aged nine cents cheaper, cows 400-500kg av­er­aged one cent cheaper while cows un­der 400kg were 12 cents dearer.

My­ola Graz­ing, Miriam Vale, sold char­bray cows for 123.2c or $727.

TJ and MF Ber­rie, Bund­aberg, sold santa cows for 121.2c or $823.

Sim­men­tal cross cows on ac­count of RJ and KJ Pre­ston, Eidsvold, topped at 123.2c or $727.

Trade heifers topped at 145c and av­er­aged 15 cents cheaper.

Heavy bulls didn’t reach the highs of last sale, top­ping at 145.2c and av­er­ag­ing 10 cents cheaper.

Gi­goom­gan Pas­toral, Gi­goom­gan, sold a brah­man bull for 145.2c or $1408.

Feeder steers 400-500kg again sold well for cat­tle in the right specs top­ping at 181.2c, but with a lot of these steers in this range be­ing four tooth they av­er­aged 11 cents cheaper.

Steers 300-400kg were mostly of bet­ter qual­ity than the pre­vi­ous sale and av­er­aged 11 cents dearer.

HC and MA Rollinson, Biggen­den, sold two tooth charo­lais steers for 177.2c or $797, while milk tooth No 3 steers sold for 160.2c or $601.

Steers 200-300kg sold rea­son­able for the lead while the lesser qual­ity steers av­er­ag­ing two cents cheaper.

Steers un­der 200kg were of bet­ter qual­ity than the pre­vi­ous sales av­er­ag­ing eight cents dearer.

Eighty-six heifers 300-400kg were yarded and with them be­ing ei­ther two tooth or un­der 330kg these heifers sold six cents cheaper.

Heifers 200-300kg topped at 145.2c and av­er­aged firm on the pre­vi­ous sale while heifers un­der 200kg were five cents dearer with not many yarded.

Eight by eight cows and calves were yarded sell­ing from $400 to $570.

The July store sale will be on Mon­day, July 7.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BIGGEN­DEN SALE: Lance Whi­taker, Bur­nett Live­stock & Realty, with a pen of charo­lais cross weaner steers on ac­count of Mary Maragna, Colos­seum. The steers sold for 157.2c or $438/head.

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