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