DEMAND FOR FEEDER CATTLE DRIVES MARKET
FEEDER cattle over 350kg continue to be the highlight of Monto Cattle and Country’s fortnightly sale.
Monto Cattle and Country yarded 600 head for its sale held on Wednesday, July 9.
Prime cattle sold to reduced rates with not many good bullocks yarded, and processors generally bought heavy cows from 100c-115c/kg.
Meatworks bulls sold from 110c/kg to 125c/kg.
Glenda Dahtler sold Blonde cross bullocks 753kg to $1065 or 141c/kg and M. Main sold trade steers 490kg to 151c/kg or $745.
Koatanui Pastoral Co sold 600kg Charbray cows to 113c/kg or $680.
JA and SN Clarke’s Droughtmaster cows sold to 115c/kg or $615, and a fair run of plainer cows was yarded and sold from 75c/kg to 100c/kg.
P and L Dredge sold Charbray cross trade heifers to $785 or 143c/kg and four-tooth heifers to $610 or 130c/kg.
Richie Bowman sold Charbray trade heifers to 140c/kg or $560.
Robert Morris yarded Limousin cross steers 405kg which sold to 160c/kg or $645.
Nev and Helen Iversen yarded Santa cross steers 410kg which sold to $620 or 151c/kg and the Keiler Family sold Santa No 3 steers 330kg for $520 or 158c/kg.
Len Morris yarded Red Brangus cross No 3 steers which sold to $560 or 150c/kg.
Steve and Sue Williams sold Santa weaner steers 275kg for 166c/kg or $460, MW and OA Smith penned Santa cross weaner steers which sold to $435 or 164c/kg and Charlton Doblo, “Eden”, Nagoorin, sold Santa cross weaner steers 214kg for 161c/kg or $345.
M and J Gower, Bancroft, sold Brangus weaner steers 183kg for 161c/kg returning $295.
TJ and SL Clarke penned quality No 3 Droughtmaster heifers 340kg which sold to 146c/kg or $496.
Nev and Helen Iversen sold Brahman cross 326kg No 3 heifers for 141c/kg or $460 and Bob Schutt’s No 3 Droughtmaster heifers 377kg sold to 137c/kg or $517.
Dick and Faylene Nichol, “Riverview”, Eidsvold, sold quality Charbray weaner heifers 318kg for 132.2c/kg or $288 while Earl Benecke’s Droughtmaster cross weaner heifers sold to $340.
Monto’s Next Fat and Store sale will be held on Wednesday, July 23.
ON THE BALL: Monto Cattle and Country’s Auctioneer Brad McInally sells at Monto’s Fortnightly Fat and Store sale which yarded 600 head last week.