Mur­gon num­bers down af­ter rain of 40mm in area

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -


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.

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