Mur­gon

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE | FENCE POST -

MUR­GON agents yarded 800 at the fort­nightly sale Tues­day.

The mar­ket for all de­scrip­tions was cheaper than the pre­vi­ous sale.

The prices paid for pro­cess­ing types re­flected the drop in grid prices (some up to 30 cents) that some abat­toirs have im­ple­mented in the past week to 10 days.

The mar­ket for feed­lot and re­stocker an­i­mals also eased. Con­sign­ments were sent from Eidsvold, Mun­dub­bera, Mt Perry, Gayn­dah, Kilki­van, Kin­garoy, Nanango and lo­cally.

Bul­locks topped at $1932 and $3.14c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to $2390 and $2.45c/kg. Heavy trade heifers sold to $1522 and $3c/kg.

Cows over 500kg sold to $1877 and $2.4 c/kg av­er­ag­ing $2.39c/kg. Cows in the 400-500kg range sold to $2.33c/kg av­er­ag­ing $2.23c/kg.

Light cows un­der 400kg av­er­aged $2.21c/kg top­ping at $2.41c/kg. Charo­lais steers, from Merl­wood, weigh­ing 338kg sold to $1168 at $3.45c/kg.

Charo­lais-cross steers from D& P Smith, Mur­gon, sold to $3.84c/kg for a re­turn of $1152.

A draft of 35 santa steers from Baram­bah Sta­tion sold for an av­er­age of $1111 at $3.76c/kg for 295kg, top­ping at $1242. R& F Ni­chol, Mt Perry, sold three pens of charo­lais-cross weaner steers for $1088, $1042 and $882 av­er­ag­ing $1026 at $4.05 c/kg. Drought­mas­ter steers from M Polzin, Moon­dooner, sold to $1067 and 272kg drought­mas­ter weaner steers from S and T Hold­ing, Cloyna, sold for $967.

Charo­lais-cross heifers, from Merl­wood, sold for $1375 and $1319 both at $3.10 c/kg. 385kg char­bray heifers, from Mon­dure, sold for $1305 and $3.39c/kg while 268kg char­bray heifers from Manum­bar sold for $845 and $3.15c/kg.

I Davies and Fam­ily Kilki­van sold 303kg murray grey heifers for $1038 and $3.42c/kg.

Two pens of charo­lais-cross weaner heifers from Mt Perry sold for $817 and $723 at $3.49c/kg and 236kg drought­mas­ter weaner heifers from Tran­ton Byee sold for $3.54c/kg re­turn­ing $838.

Brah­man cows and calves from Kilki­van sold to $1300 and aged drought­mas­ter cows and calves from Gayn­dah sold for $1140.

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Charo­lais wean­ers from Mt Perry sell to $1042 in Mur­gon.

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READY TO GO: Some of the 800 cat­tle yarded in Mur­gon on Tues­day.

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