Stan­thorpe weaner sale huge suc­cess

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL WEEKLY - Liana Turner Stan­thorpe Bor­der Post

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.

PHOTO: LIANA TURNER

SALE SUC­CESS: Ge­orge and Fuhrmann live­stock agent Matthew Grayson at the weaner sale in Stan­thorpe.

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