Quality weaners yarded
DESPITE the drought conditions earlier in the season, the quality of cattle at the All Breeds Weaner Sale at Biggenden keeps improving.
A magnificent line up of weaner steers and heifers were presented to judge Andrew Simmons of Woodine, Taroom at Thursday’s sale.
He said the cattle were a credit to the vendors who participated in the sale.
Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Lance Whitaker was full of praise for his crew after more than 2800 head had been yarded.
‘We also appreciate the support of vendors,” he said.
“Without you we wouldn’t
have a sale.”
Mr Whitaker said it had been the best line up they’d had.
“It’s been a late season as we didn’t any good rain before Cyclone Debbie came,” he said.
“The quality of cattle keep improving.
“The vendors need to give themselves a pat on the back for this increase in quality.”
Gigoomgan Pastoral’s Les Rockemer, who took out the brangus class, said his cattle had slim pickings before the rain came.
“It wasn’t real good,” he said.
“It was like a desert about our house.”
Mr Rockemer said when the rain came with Cyclone Debbie they recorded 394mm at the Brooweena property.
Brynstown’s Mick Johnson tries to produce better animals each year.
“We buy better bulls to produce better calves,” he said.
This has paid off after he took out the droughtmaster class.
Mr Johnson said it had been pretty ordinary up until eight weeks ago.
“I was two weeks away from selling off some of my cattle when the rain came,” he said.
“Given the season we’ve had the quality of cattle is a credit to everyone.”
WINNERS: Gigoomgan Pastoral's Les Rockemer with daughter Corrine and Bendigo Bank's Robert Atherton with the winning pen of Brangus weaners.