Bull quality up as average yarding down
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.
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.