Quality weaners bring good prices at Biggenden saleyards
FOR Burnett Livestock & Realty their second weaner sale for the year was one of the best they have yarded and buyers appreciated the quality and lifted their rates accordingly.
Compared to the May 1 sale the market lifted slightly overall but had mixed results through different weight ranges.
Steers over 300kg topped at 179.2c to average 18 cents dearer to the May sale, while the biggest bulk of the steers were in the 200kg to 300kg range this market improved slightly being 2.5 cents dearer and topped at 212.2c. Light steers under 200kg also jumped to be 14 cents dearer. Myola Grazing Co, Miriam Vale sold four pens of Charbray steers from 170.2c to 185.2c or $461 to $602. Three pens of Charbray cross steers on account of Bundaberg Sugar sold from 171.2c to 186.2c or $404 to $515. GS & HM Young, Eidsvold sold Charbray steers for 193.2c or $514, the Young’s also sold Santa steers for 179.2c or $455 and Brangus cross steers for 172.2c or $410. A & A Trigger, Biggenden sold Charbray steers to top at 186.2c or $396, while Limousin cross steers on account of the Trigger’s sold for 172.2c or $381. White and Larsen, Gin Gin sold fifteen Limousin steers for 212.2c or $442. Six pens of Droughtmaster and Droughtmaster cross steers on account of Dermark Pty Ltd sold from 159.2c to 178.2c or $289 to $565. BH & SO Portas, Woolooga sold three pens of Droughtmaster steers from 172.2c to 180.2c or $306 to $423.
Only a handful of heifers were yarded over 300kg and averaged firm. Again the biggest bulk of heifers were in the 200kg to 300kg range, these heifers topped at 150.2c but averaged seven cents cheaper to the May 1 sale. While heifers under 200kg didn’t reach the highs of the previous weight range they averaged eight cents dearer than the May sale. Charbray heifers on account of BS & C Whitaker, Woolooga sold for 145.2c or $386. Bundaberg Sugar sold three pens of Charbray heifers that sold from 139.2c to 141.2c or $321 to $380. Simmental cross heifers on account of A & VE McIntyre, Gin Gin sold for 150.2c or $426. Three pens of Simbrah heifers on account of CJ & DA Crouch, Mundubbera sold for 147.2c or $332 to $339. Gigoomgan Pastoral, Gigoomgan sold Angus cross heifers to sell from 136.2c to 145c or $322 to $397. BE & AM Gossner, Gin Gin sold Brangus cross heifers to top at 138.2c or $385. Hopewell Grazing, Biggenden sold two pens of Brangus heifers from 137.2c to 139.2c or $388 to $397.
The yarding of 1827 head were drawn from Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Mt Perry, Gayndah, Windera, Booubyjan, Goomeri, Johnstown, Woolooga, Calgoa, Maryborough, Gigoomgan, Childers, Bundaberg, South Kolan, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Gaeta, Gin Gin, Booyal and all local areas.
BIGGENDEN SALE: Ashley Trigger of A & A Trigger Grazing Trust, Biggenden, with a pen of his Charolais cross weaner steers