Num­bers drop after re­cent rain

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

FI­NALLY wide­spread rain over Cen­tral Bur­nett and ad­ja­cent dis­tricts saw num­bers re­duced to only 180 head for Monto’s fi­nal sale for 2014 on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 10.

While num­bers were down, the qual­ity cat­tle drawn from Biloela, Boyne Val­ley, Dawes and Monto Dis­tricts at­tracted strong com­pe­ti­tion from feed­lot­ters and grass fat­ten­ers.

Greg and Con­nie Leighton sold drought­mas­ter No 3 milk and two tooth steers 421kg av­er­ag­ing 222c/kg or $935.

SM Schimke lined up drought­mas­ter cross No 3 steers 453kg to make 218c/kg or $990.

Bill Brownbill’s mur­ray grey cross steers 370kg re­turned 218c/kg or $807.

Top qual­ity pol­ley drought­mas­ter weaner steers from JW and SN Swift, Biloela, sold for $655 av­er­ag­ing 338kg or 193c/kg.

Peter and Anne-Ma­ree Kirk­wood’s braford No 3 steers 417kg sold to $640.

Dar­ren Keit­ley, Glass­ford­vale, Boyne Val­ley, sold No 3 brah­man and drought­mas­ter steers 300kg to av­er­age 193c/kg or $580.

Kev and Aileen Wy­atte, Se­lene, sold good qual­ity braford cross No 3 heifers for 215c/kg or $815 av­er­age top­ping at $825 and 350kg char­bray brah­man cross No 3 heifers to 216c/kg or $755.

Spelta Grazing sold char­bray cross No 4 heifers 309kg for 211c/kg or $652.

Smaller pens of weaner heifers sold from 170c to 185c/kg.

To fin­ish the 2014 sales, new ap­pren­tice auc­tion­eer Leesa Ison sold her dairy bull for 141c/kg or $615.

Monto Cat­tle and Coun­try would like to thank all ven­dors, buy­ers and staff for their ef­forts and support dur­ing 2014.

First sale for 2015 will be Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 21.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SOLD: Reg­u­lar ven­dors Kev and Aileen Wy­atte sold a pen to Wide Bay Feed­lot at Monto’s fi­nal sale for 2014.

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