Stanthorpe weaner sale huge success
STANTHORPE’S saleyards were packed with cattle and people alike for the first major weaner sale of the year last Thursday.
George and Fuhrmann livestock agent Maugan Benn said the blue ribbon sale was always a strong one for Stanthorpe.
“We always call this the blue ribbon sale. It’s the one everyone wants to sell at,” Mr Benn said.
“It was the best sale we’ve ever seen here.”
He said the sale had 2652 animals go through the saleyards, while buyers travelled from Inverell, South Australia, Toogoolawah, Millmerran, Killarney, Glen Innes, Warwick, Clifton, Toowoomba, Casino, Warialda, Narrabri, as well as from the Stanthorpe area.
Champion pen of angus steers went to Mark, Kevin and Bev Chorley, of Tenterfield, with the 10 head selling for 386.2c/kg, 394kg, $1520, and their draft of 48 EU accredited steers averaging 395.0c/kg, 369kg, $1455.
Champion pen of angus heifers went to Berrington Cattle Company, of Deepwater, with the 17 head selling for 394.2c/kg, with a total of 362kg earning $1425 and their draft of 72 EU accredited heifers averaging 397.0c/kg, with a total of 312kg earning $1239.
Berrinton Cattle Company also offered 142 angus steers that averaged 416.0c/kg, with a total of 332kg earning $1379.
Champion pen of hereford steers went to Avilem Pty Ltd, of Tenterfield, with the 22 head selling for 409.2c/kg, with a total of 306kg earning $1252 and their draft of 203 EU accredited steers averaging 420.0c/kg, with a total of 254kg earning $1065.
Other highlights included G Reeves, of Liston, with angus EU accredited steers, selling for 434.2c/kg, with a total of 324kg earning $1407.
G and J Crossman, of Liston, pen of angus EU accredited steers selling for 424.2c/kg, 329kg, $1395.
H Reeves, of Liston, angus EU accredited steers selling for 440.0c/kg, 306kg, $1346.
J, JM and MS Patane, of Severnlea, angus EU accredited steers selling for 431.2c/kg, 306kg, $1318.
M& J Smith, of Woodenbong, angus EU accredited steers selling for 435.2c/kg, 347kg, $1510.
D& G Russell, of Liston, angus steers selling for 425.2c/kg, 332kg, $1409.
The Russell family also sold their pen of angus heifers for 410.2c/kg, 308kg, $1264.
Angus steers from Armidale sold to a top of 424.2c/kg, 310kg, $1313.
DH & LM Cobon, of Stanthorpe, pen of angus steers selling for 443.2c/kg, 280kg, $1242.
The Folly, of Deepwater, sold pen of angus steers for 450.2c/kg, 268kg, $1208.
Doriza Pastoral Company, of Liston, pen of angus steers selling for 444.2c/kg, 269kg, $1195.
Bonadea Cattle Company, of Liston, pen of angus steers selling for 444.2c/kg, 288kg, $1280.
J & VEM Shepherd, of Tabulam, pen of angus EU accredited heifers selling for 412.2c/kg, 295kg $1215.
F Pratt (Grabond Holdings) of Eukey, pen of angus EU accredited heifers selling for 410.2c/kg, 250kg, $1024.
SALE SUCCESS: George and Fuhrmann livestock agent Matthew Grayson at the weaner sale in Stanthorpe.