MURGON MARKET FIRM
Numbers remained steady at 700 at Murgon’s fortnightly sale on Tuesday. Moat descriptions remained fairly firm but values did ease in some places. The drying conditions saw the edge come off prices being paid for younger restocker cattle. A full buyer’s panel of Processors, Feedlotters, local restockers, as well as restockers from the Downs and NSW was in attendance. Cattle were consigned from Biloela. Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Durong, Nanango, Kingaroy & locally. Charbray Steers from Redgate sold to $1650.00 at $2.97 c/kg. Heavy Bulls topped at $1722.00 and $2.40 c/kg. Export Heifers sold to $1633.00 at $3.10 c/kg. Cows over 500 kg topped at $1782.00 and $2.48 c/kg, averaging $2.20 c/kg. Cows in the 400-500 kg range sold to $2.35 c/kg averaging $2.18 c/kg. Cows under 400 kg averaged $2.07 c/kg selling to $2.25 c/kg. 427 kg Droughtmaster steers from W &K Sippel Murgon sold to $1431.00 at $3.35 c/kg. Charbray steers from I R Clarke Redgate sold to $3.32 c/kg returning $1656.00. 409 kg Charbray steers from Wooroolin sold to $1344.00 at $3.28 c/kg. 370 kg Angus steers a/c HICO Goomeri sold for $3.50 c/kg returning $1295.00. G& T Campbell Paradise Dam sold 3 pens of Santa weaner steers for $4.00 per kilo returning $944.00, $851.00 & $727.00. 2 pens of Charbray weaner steers from R & F Nichol Mt Perry sold for $3.99 c/kg returning $944.00 & $851.00. Their third pen sold for $885.00 at $3.80 c/kg. 258 kg Droughtmaster weaner steers from Toondoon Grazing Mundubbera sold for $996.00 at $3.86 c/kg. Santa weaner steers from R Crawford Murgon sold for $960.00 at $3.72 c/kg. Angus cross weaner steers a/c M Atkinson Goomeri sold to $843.00 and $3.69 c/kg. 405 kg Angus cross heifers from Karinya Pastoral Co Murgon sold to $3.41 c/kg for $1361.00. 338 kg Simmental heifers a/c D Louis Goomeri sold to $1143.00 at $3.38 c/kg. 303 kg Charbray weaner heifers from Goomeri sold for $945.00 at $3.12 c/kg. Brahman weaner heifers from Gayndah weighing 232 kg sold for $823.00 at $3.54 c/kg. P & A Dingle Mt Perry sold Brahman cross weaner heifers for $908.00 at $3.53 c/kg. Vealer heifers sold mainly from $3.10 to $3.40 c/kg. The next Sale is Tuesday November 22. The last scheduled sale for 2017 is the December 6.
CONTINUED DRY DROPS RATES
Continued dry weather across the North Burnett has contributed to the fall in prices at the Monto sale on October 26. Prices were generally back 20 cents for most descriptions. Monto yarded 780 head for their fortnightly fat and store sale. Cattle were drawn from Goovigen, Mundubbera, Boyne Valley, Lowmead, Harrami and Monto districts. Heavy bulls sold to 233c/kg or $1838. Droughtmaster bulls to go back to the paddock sold to $3000. Ron and Margaret Hampson sold 700kg Santa bullocks for $2046 or 293c/kg. GTM and DI McLaughlan penned Droughtie bullocks 565kgs to realise 291c/kg or $1645. Les and Anne Marshall, Goovigen sold 554kg Charbray cows for 242c/kg or $1342. AK and CJ Baldwin sold Droughtie cows 475kgs for 237c/kg or $1126. SA and PK Leahy yarded Santa cows 487kgs to return $1145 or 235c/kg. JM Jenkinson sold Brahman store cows for $828 or 206c/kg. AD and HJ Clifford sold milk tooth Santa cross heifers 428kgs for 330c/kg or $1410 and two tooths for $1255 or 292c/kg. AK and CJ Baldwin sold Droughtmaster heifers 466kgs for 270c/kg or $1260. PF Adcock sold 517kg Red Brangus Santa cross No 5 steers for $1805 or 350c/kg. Ad and HJ Clifford sold Santa No 5 steers 432kgs for 353c/kg or $1527. Les and Anne Marshall’s Charbray No 5 steers sold to $1515 or 353c/kg. Ron and Sheena Ogle sold three pens of Droughtmaster cross No 5 steers for 368c/kg topping @ $1262. 324kg Angus steers account LA and NC Arkinstall sold for $1160 or 357c/kg. SP and HO Mossman, Ubobo sold Droughtmaster Brahman No 5/6 steers for 391c/kg or $1010. Wayne and Julie Roger sold Charbray cross weaner steers 250kgs for 385c/kg or $966. JT Cahalane sold Droughtmaster cross weaner steers for $940 or 393c/kg. Tim and Helen Hutton sold aged Brahman cross cows and calves for $1420. Rod and Tina McLaughlan sold 390kg Charbray heifers for $1220 or 313c/kg. N and J Keitley sold a run of Droughtmaster Charbray cross No 5 speyed heifers 305c to 333c/kg topping @ $1132. Ashenhurst Partnership sold Droughtie cross No 5 heifers from 317c to 320c/kg. RL and LK Reimer penned Brangus cross No 5 heifers to return $864 or 326c/kg. WB and JM Rogers’ Charbray Santa cross weaner heifers sold to $766 or 339c/kg. Simon Stanhope sold light Brahman heifers 161kgs for $532 or 330c/kg. A sale was held in Monto on Wednesday.
FOLKSLEE OPEN DAY
Folkslee Bazadaise and Brangus Stud Property Open Day on October 22 was a rewarding result for successful Bazadaise breeders Rodney and Karen Johannesen who said the day was absolutely fantastic. The day generated interest and the positive response resulted in good sales of bulls and females with visitors coming from NSW, Roma, the Brisbane Valley, Gympie and local areas. Huge interest was shown from visitors with many comments on the high quality and quite temperament of the offering in both the Bazadaise and Brangus. Open day visitors could see for themselves the benefit of cross breeding using Bazadaise bulls to boost growth and increase carcase yield with the large display of crossbred cattle. Once again the success of the Johannesens poll breeding program was in the spot light with the impressive results of the past 21 years of selective poll genetic development. Visitor interest was very encouraging, Rodney said, as they could easily see that the quality characteristics of the full French Bazadaise are all being retained with the added benefit of no horns. A photographic display which included progressive photos since Rodney and Karen first inspected the property seven years ago and a barbecue was set up in the machinery shed.
The Monto sale on October 26.