Cows are a current must-buy
VENDORS were well rewarded at Monto’s 2016 Annual Store Cattle Show and Sale.
Though category winners reaped in the benefits of their high quality stock, all sellers got their money’s worth as each of the 1035 head sold.
Ken Ball sold a run of Brahman cross No 4 steers two and four tooth steers to average 307c/kg or $1342.
Neville and Jenny Keitley’s Droughtmaster No 4 steers 470kg sold to 327c/kg or $1537.
McInnes Farming’s Santa No5 steers sold to 326c/kg or $1284. Mrs Keiler penned Santa No 5 steers 352kg and sold to $1150.
Ian Farmer sold 320kg Brangus weaner steers for 340c/kg or $1090.
McInnes Farming’s 260kg Brangus weaner steers sold for 348c/kg or $900.
Roy Marbach sold a run of Brangus, Charbray and Brahman steers to average 221kg at 355c/kg and $788.
Peter and Anne-Maree Kirkwood “Nestorvale” sold Braford weaner steers for 359c/kg or $762.
Grey Brahman steers 210kg account PJ and RL Barron sold to 356c/kg or $745.
The Downie Family sold a run of Brangus and Droughtmaster cross weaner steers to average 350c/kg or $824 and 302c/kg or $765 for the heifer portion.
Daphne Morgan “Kooroora” sold Santa No 5 heifers 370kg for 321c/kg or $1190.
Lachlan McInnes penned 357kg Brangus heifers which sold for $1175 or 329c/kg.
McInnes Farming’s 355kg Brangus No 5 heifers sold to 326c/kg or $1158.
Qld Pastoral Holdings sold Angus cross weaner heifers for 337c/kg or $702.
LO and AR Morris sold Brangus weaner heifers 230kgs for 339c/kg or $784.
KS and DA Goody’s Charbray cross weaner heifers sold to 331c/kg or $643.
Tom and Sandra Clarke sold cull cows with young calves for $1340/unit.
Buyer support was very strong with Western and Southern buyers trying to acquire cattle after the solid rain, with buyer competition helping the prices.
The buyer support on the day proved the high prices were not just good for sellers, but kept most of the industry afloat.