Murgon numbers down after rain of 40mm in area
GENERAL local rainfalls of 20mm to 40mm saw numbers drop to just under 400 at Murgon’s combined fat and store sale Tuesday.
Numbers were drawn from Mundubbera, Durong, Mt Perry, Gayndah, Nanango, Kingaroy and locally.
The 447kg Euro-cross heifers from Mt McEuen sold to $733 at $1.64 c/kg. 388kg light conditioned four and six tooth heifers from Gayndah sold to $470 at $1.21c/kg while four tooth charolais heifers from Manumbar sold for $1.49c/kg to return $634.
Heavy steers topped at $1023 for $1.69c/kg and 605kg.
Local simmental-cross steers weighing 496kg sold to $904 at $1.82c/kg. R and A Bambling, Kingaroy, sold santa cows for $890 at $1.47c/kg.
The 560kg charbray cows a/c R and O’Rankin, Brigooda, sold for $824 at $1.47c/kg. Local droughtmaster cows, from Barr and Associates, sold for $826 also at $1.47c/kg.
Cows from 400 to 500kg topped at $664 and $1.39c/kg. Cows under 400kg sold to a top of $1.07c/kg. The best of the heavy bulls sold to $1.61c/kg returning $1076 and 462kg charolais steers, a/c the Stumm Family, sold to $1.85c/kg to return $856.
Local simmental weaner steers sold for $405 and $1.75c/kg while 360kg Romagnola heifers from Murgon sold for $1.57c/kg returning $572.
BURNETT Livestock and Realty’s meatworks and store sale held on August 18 saw a yarding of 619 head.
Anderson Family Trust, Childers, sold four to eight tooth charolais-cross bullocks to top at 172.2c or $1014. Cows also sold to a much dearer market with cows over 500kg topping at 153.2c and averaging 19 cents dearer compared to the previous sale.
Cows 400kg to 500kg topped at 145.2c and averaged 12 cents dearer.
While not many cows under 400kg were yarded, they sold slightly dearer.
Jensco Grazing, Mt Perry, sold Santa cross cows for 153.2c or $915. RC Greggery, Gayndah sold Santa cows to top at 148.2c or $923.
Only 11 heifers over 400kg were yarded topping at 165.2c and averaging 20 cents dearer compared to the 44 yarded at the last sale.
Heavy bulls topped at 157.2c and averaged 12 cents dearer.
G Kerby, Biggenden, sold a Brangus bull for 157.2c or $1344.
While the numbers were reduced the quality was much better throughout the store cattle.
Steers 400kg to 500kg topped at 185.2c averaging 20 cents dearer.
Steers 300kg to 400kg also sold much stronger topping at 180.2 and also averaged 20 cents dearer.
Weaner steers and steers up to 300kg were overall good quality topping at 197.2c and averaging 38c to 43c dearer.
Nathan Brooks, Mt Perry sold Droughtmaster Santa cross weaner steers from 177.2c to 197.2c or $289 to $495.
RC Greggery, Gayndah sold a line of Santa and Santa cross weaner steers and the four pens of steers sold from 183.2c to 186.2c to average 184.6c or $351.
CWand HJWalmsley, Bundaberg sold Santa cross weaner steers for 180.2c or $473.
G Kerby, Biggenden sold Charbray and Brahman cross weaner steers to top at 181.2c or $441.
Heifers 300kg to 400kg were low in numbers topping at 159.2c and averaging 10 cents dearer.
Weaner heifers and heifers up to 300kg also sold much stronger with overall quality much better topping at 151.2c and averaging 25c to 35c dearer.
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 or $426/head.