Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -


TUES­DAY’S com­bined agents sale in Mur­gon saw num­bers back to 650.

The mar­ket for feeder types was firm on the last sale and some im­prove­ment was no­tice­able in the cow mar­ket.

Lesser qual­ity, light con­di­tioned weaner steers and heifers were still dif­fi­cult to mar­ket.

Char­bray bul­locks from Mur­gon sold to $901 at $1.55/kg and $931 at $1.51/kg.

Bulls topped at $931 and $1.43/kg.

The heav­i­est cows topped at $848 for $1.22/kg.

Santa cows from Manum­bar sold to $686 at $1.13/kg.

Drought­mas­ter cows from Mur­gon sold for $1.15/kg to re­turn $665.

480kg charo­lais cows from Gayn­dah sold to $551 at $1.14/kg.

Lighter cows sold mainly from 80c/kg to $1/kg.

515kg char­bray steers from Mur­gon sold to feed­lot­ters for $849 at $1.65/kg.

440kg drought­mas­ter cross steers on ac­count of M and CWard, Mur­gon, sold for $748 and $1.70/kg.

Bran­gus steers from Gayn­dah sold for $589 at $1.63/kg and $530 at $1.57/kg.

370kg brah­man steers from Durong sold for $577 at $1.56/kg.

Light euro cross steers from Mur­gon sold to $303 at $1.50/kg.

Drought­mas­ter cross heifers from Mur­gon weigh­ing 427kg sold for $654 or $1.53/kg.

390kg brah­man cross heifers from Goomeri sold to $613 at $1.55/kg.

357kg drought­mas­ter cross heifers from Nanango sold for $1.52/kg re­turn­ing $544.

Fresher vealer heifers sold mainly from $1.10 to $1.20/kg top­ping at $1.33/kg.


BUR­NETT Live­stock and Realty’s fort­nightly meat­works and store sale held on Mon­day saw a yard­ing of 1249 head.

With all pro­ces­sors back buy­ing, meat­works cat­tle im­proved through­out.

As the dry weather per­sists and looks like con­tin­u­ing, store cat­tle not suit­able for slaugh­ter or for feed­lots are tend­ing to be harder to sell.

Bul­locks topped at 161.2c/kg av­er­ag­ing 11 cents dearer for bul­locks over 600kg, while bul­locks 500-600kg were three cents dearer.

Over­all, cows were of much bet­ter qual­ity than the pre­vi­ous sale, with some high qual­ity cows over 500kg top­ping at 133.2c/kg to be 17 cents dearer.

Cows 400-500kg were 12 cents dearer while cows un­der 400kg were eight cents dearer.

A mixed line of trade heifers were yarded and av­er­aged nine cents dearer.

Heavy bulls sold firm on the pre­vi­ous sale.

Monto’s AK May sold brah­man cows to top at 116.2c/kg or $539.

Store feeder steers of 400-500kg were a lit­tle harder to sell this sale top­ping at 163.2c/kg to av­er­age eight cents cheaper.

Steers 300-400kg topped at sim­i­lar rates to the pre­vi­ous sale, av­er­ag­ing slightly cheaper.

Rosie Downs, Rosedale, sold char­bray bran­gus cross steers with milk and two teeth for 161.2c/kg or $633.

Drought­mas­ter bran­gus cross steers with mostly two teeth on ac­count of NJ and JA Reinke, Mun­dub­bera, sold for an av­er­age of 162.36c/kg or $664.

Some good qual­ity weaner steers were yarded but with a tail also in them they av­er­aged five to 14 cents cheaper, while the bet­ter qual­ity topped at 189.2c/kg – higher than the pre­vi­ous sale.

Charo­lais cross weaner steers on ac­count of Bernie and Ni­col­son, Byrnestown, sold for 164.2c or $426.

De No­brega Pty Ltd, Gayn­dah, sold char­bray weaner steers for 185.2c/kg or $396.

Char­bray weaner steers on ac­count of IR Per­rett, Brooweena, sold for 189.2c/kg or $379.

Feeder heifers 300-400kg were much bet­ter qual­ity than the pre­vi­ous sale top­ping at 155.2c/kg and av­er­ag­ing 19 cents dearer.

PG Hall, Dun­mora, sold char­bray cross milk tooth heifers for 150.2c/kg or $655.

P and MA Dal­ton sold milk tooth an­gus and bran­gus cross heifers from their Dal­larnil block to top at 155c/kg or $596.

Clem Clarke, Bucca, sold santa cross milk tooth heifers for 155.2c/kg or $617.

Weaner heifers and heifers up to 300kg are again prov­ing a lit­tle harder to sell, while the heifers with enough con­di­tion to kill are still hold­ing on and heifers with not enough con­di­tion are start­ing to strug­gle.

This weight heifer sold from four to 14 cents cheaper.

RJ, LC, Wand JE Whi­taker, Her­vey Bay, sold mur­ray grey cross weaner heifers from 120-130c/kg or $235 to $271.

Trin­ity Pas­toral, Wallav­ille, sold brah­man weaner heifers to top at 132.2c or $306.

GL Diver, Biggen­den, sold brah­man cross weaner heifers to top at 130c/kg or $248.

Cows and calves sold from $200 to $550.

The next meat­works and store sale will be held on Mon­day, Au­gust 18.


BIGGEN­DEN CAT­TLE SALE: Bur­nett Live­stock & Realty’s Lance Whi­taker with a pen of charo­lais cross weaner steers on ac­count of GJ Bernie and the Ni­col­son Fam­ily, Gayn­dah. The steers sold for 164.2c/kg or $426/head.

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