BULLOCKS CRACK 243.2C AT BIGGENDEN
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.