ALL descriptions of cattle yarded sold much stronger at Burnett Livestock and Realty’s final sale for 2014 held on Thursday, December 18, at Biggenden.
Matthew Dent, Gayndah, sold HGP treated brahman cross steers with zero to four teeth for 217.2c/kg or $810.
Rod Gibson, Biggenden, sold charbray No 4 steers to top at 226.2c/kg or $745 to average 219.6c/kg or $636.
Rosa Cattle Co, Bucca, sold brahman No 4 steers for 209.2c/kg or $672.
Brangus No 4 steers on account of Darrin Jones, Mt Perry, sold for 230.2c/kg or $639.
GML Pastoral, Booubyjan, sold belmont brahman cross No 4 steers to top at 214.2c/kg or $669.
RE Reynolds, Gin Gin, sold light brangus weaner steers for 226.2c/kg or $452.
EA Ross, Goomeri, sold brangus weaner steers from 213.2-231.2c/kg or $456 to $565.
DD & DM Duncan, Gayndah, sold charbray cross weaner steers for 221.2c/kg or $536.
Brangus cross weaner steers on account of BE & AM Gossner, Monduran, sold for 221.2c/kg or $575.
NT Wallace, Mt Perry, sold droughtmaster cross weaner steers for 219.2c or $430.
Theodore santa cross weaner steers sold for 216.2c/kg or $468.
J McCotter, Mt Perry, sold charbray droughtmaster cross weaner steers to top at 225.2c/kg or $487.
The feeder heifer portion of the sale was very mixed quality.
Brangus heifers with zero to four teeth on account of JB Fuchs, Mundubbera, sold for 192.2c/kg or $533, while droughtmaster cross weaner heifers on account of JB Fuchs sold from 188.2c/kg to 210c/kg or $408 to $454.
Nethercoate & Lee, Ban Ban Springs, sold brahman cross milk and two tooth heifers for 199.2c/kg or $543.
NT Wallace, Mt Perry, sold milk tooth droughtmaster cross heifers for 202.2c/kg or $507, while light weaner heifers on account of NT Wallace sold for 218.2c/kg or $395.
JJ Seidner, Gayndah, sold santa brahman cross weaner heifers to average 192.1c’kg or $462.
J McCotter, Mt Perry, sold charbray droughtmaster cross weaner heifers from 196.2-201.2c/kg or $409 to $441.
Darrin Jones, Mt Perry, sold brangus No 4 heifers for 205.2c/kg or $526.
Cattle were drawn from Theodore, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Mt Perry, Gayndah, Booubyjan, Goomeri, Tiaro, Bundaberg, Burnett Heads, Childers, Bucca, Yandaran, Gin Gin and all local areas.
The next Biggenden sale is a meatworks and store sale on Monday, January 12.
There was a large decline in supply for the start of the New Year with good rainfall over the supply area restricting numbers.
Mixed quality young cattle made up the bulk of the yarding along with just a handful of cows.
Very few exporters were in attendance however demand was high from the regular trade and feeder operators.
The recent rain encouraged a large number of restockers and onlookers back into the market and price improvements of 10-30c/kg were fairly common.
Local butcher orders struggled to secure the small selection of good vealer heifers and paid to 238.2c/kg, with most sales from 215-220c/kg.
A small selection of lightweight yearling steers returned to the paddock at 236c/kg with sales to 248.2c/kg.
Medium weights also to restockers averaged 222c/kg and made to 245c/kg, while a handful to local butchers made to 237.2c/kg.
Medium weight yearling heifers in plainer condition were keenly secured by restockers at an average of 206c/kg with some to 219.2c/kg.
Feeder classes averaged 202c and made to 210c/kg.
Local butchers absorbed the fair sample of well presented slaughter classes and paid to 229.2c/kg, with most around 212c/kg.
A handful of medium weight 2 score cows averaged just under 150c/kg.
BIGGENDEN SALE: Tegan Moller, Bullyard, who is studying at UQ Gatton, pictured with charbray No 4 steers on account of Rod Gibson, Biggenden. The steers sold for 226.2c/kg or $647/head.