Qual­ity wean­ers bring good prices at Biggen­den sa­le­yards

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

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.

PHOTO: STEPHANIE WHI­TAKER

BIGGEN­DEN SALE: Ash­ley Trig­ger of A & A Trig­ger Graz­ing Trust, Biggen­den, with a pen of his Charo­lais cross weaner steers

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