Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

WITH falls of rain over the Christ­mas break cat­tle sold on Mon­day at Biggen­den to an ex­tremely dear mar­ket, which had smiles on many pro­duc­ers’ faces. Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty’s fort­nightly meat­works and store sale saw an un­ex­pected yard­ing of 1600 head.

Bul­locks sold to some very strong prices with an ex­tra buyer op­er­at­ing. Sixty-two bul­locks over 600kg topped at 242.2c to av­er­age 236.6c, which are av­er­ages not seen be­fore, while 500kg to 600kg bul­locks topped at 243.2c to av­er­age 232.5c. Four tooth grain as­sisted bul­locks on ac­count of NJ & KM Gib­son, Boompa sold for 243.2c or $1313. No 2 drought­mas­ter cross and sim­brah bul­locks on ac­count of Mooru Grazing, Tak­il­beran sold strongly, sell­ing from 238.2c to 242.2c or $1435 to $1538, while one pen of No 1 bul­locks on ac­count of Mooru sold for 234.2c or $1411.

Cows also reached prices not seen be­fore, top­ping at 233.2c, av­er­ag­ing 218.6c for cows over 500kg. Cows 400kg to 500kg topped at 231.2c to av­er­age 183.6c, while cows un­der 400kg topped at 176.2c to av­er­age 128.7c. Trade heifers were mixed in qual­ity top­ping at 210c.

Heavy bulls sold strongly top­ping at 234.2c to av­er­age 204.7c. Drought­mas­ter cows on ac­count of K& J Thomp­son, Childers sold for 233.2c or $1411, while the Thomp­sons’ drought­mas­ter bull sold for 234.2c or $1616. Char­bray brah­man cross cows from Tin­goora sold for 232.2c or $1347. The Trig­ger Fam­ily, Lakeside sold brah­man cross cows for 223.2c or $1166 to $1183. BJ & SI Hollier, Childers sold santa cross cows for 227.2c or $1281.

Only 22 feeder steers were yarded 400kg to 500kg, top­ping at 247.2c, while 150 steers were yarded in the 300kg to 400kg weight range, top­ping at 249.2c to av­er­age 219.7c to be eight cents dearer than the last sale of 2014. Cam­bria Creek Cat­tle Co sold two tooth cross­bred steers for 248.2c or $918. Char­bray cross milk and two tooth steers on ac­count of Mal­colm Lind­say, Childers sold for 248.2c or $915. Steers un­der 300kg topped at 254.2c to av­er­age 216.2c, which was four cents dearer.

While light steers un­der 200kg topped at 239.2c to av­er­age 208c to be firm on last year. No 4 grain as­sisted steers on ac­count of NJ & KM Gib­son, Boompa sold for 226.2c or $813. Hawthor­den Pas­toral Co, Water­loo sold three pens of drought­mas­ter senepol cross weaner steers for 249.2c or $741, 246.2c or $598 and 244.2c or $540. Monal Grazing Co, Monto sold an­gus and blonde weaner steers for 237.2c to 246.2c or $566 to $575.

Some good qual­ity heifers 300kg to 400kg were yarded top­ping at 242.2c to av­er­age 204.4c. Ian Fran­cis, Chelms­ford sold milk and two tooth bran­gus heifers for 242.2c or $729. Kar­rasch Hold­ings, Yerra sold char­bray cross two tooth heifers for 229.2c or $905.

Straits Pas­toral, Biggen­den sold brah­mousin milk tooth heifers for 232.2c or $859.

Heifers 200kg to 300kg also jumped con­sid­er­ably, top­ping at 228.2c, av­er­ag­ing 202.6c, which is 15c dearer com­pared to the last sale in 2014. While heifers un­der 200kg topped at 216.2c, ex­actly the same as last year’s fi­nal sale but av­er­aged slightly cheaper. Adams Trad­ing Co, sold light No 4 sim­brah heifers for 228.2c or $512. GI & BA Sharps, Biggen­den sold drought­mas­ter cross weaner heifers to top at 217.2c or $673. HK Dwyer, Did­cot sold brah­man cross weaner heifers for 213.2c or $486. Thirty-one x 28 cows and calves were yarded sell­ing from $360 to $800.

Cat­tle were drawn from Monto, Lan­g­ley Flats, Eidsvold, Mun­dub­bera, Mt Perry, Gayn­dah, Boouby­jan, Win­dera, Chelms­ford, Tin­goora, Eu­mundi, Bau­ple, Tiaro, Thi­noomba, Yerra, Mary­bor­ough, Childers, Good­wood, Bund­aberg, Bur­nett Heads, South Kolan, Bucca, Water­loo, Yandaran, Rosedale, Ber­a­jondo, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Tak­il­beran, Gin Gin, Booyal and all lo­cal ar­eas.

The next meat­works and store sale will be held on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 29 due to the Aus­tralia Day pub­lic hol­i­day.


BIGGEN­DEN SALE: Neil Gib­son, of Boompa, with his pen of No 4 grain as­sisted steers that sold for 226.2c or $813.

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