RURAL NEWS IN THE FENCE POST
Big numbers yarded at cattle saleyards throughout the Burnett
BIGGENDEN WEANERS SALE BURNETT Livestock & Realty’s weaner sale on Thursday, June 22, yarded 1994 head. Cattle were drawn from Chinchilla, Murgon, Booubyjan, Proston, Ubobo, Bauple, Tansey, Brooweena, Gin Gin, Bundaberg and all local areas. The Myers family, Bundaberg, sold charbray steers for 396c/$1147. Almond & Clegg, Mt Perry, sold charbray steers for 381c/$867. Arn Horwood F/T, Gin Gin, sold charbray steers for 370c/$840. R&L Brown, Proston, sold charbray steers for 387c/$1085. Ban Ban Farming sold simmental-cross steers for 363c/$1231. CF Lehmann & Son, Tansey, sold simmental-cross steers for 384c/$870. KF & AJ Ward, Mt Perry, sold simmental-cross steers for 359c/$1127. S&S Apel, Chinchilla, sold simmental-cross steers for 379c/$1052. Marcella Pastoral, Booubyjan, sold angus-cross steers for 370c/$1052. John Booth, Monduran, sold charbray steers for 374c/$970. Dermark P/L, Gayndah, sold droughtmaster steers for 350c/$1080. Sunnydale Grazing, Booubyjan, sold droughtmaster steers for 388c/$988. KG & MA Pengelly, Ubobo, sold santa steers for 362c/$982. Roffcor Partners, Gaeta, sold brangus steers for 382c/$1103. Trevor Gordon Holdings, Gayndah, sold angus-cross steers for 372c/$1131. K&F Connors, Bauple, sold angus-cross steers for 374c/$807. P&A Harney, Childers, sold brahman-cross steers for 350c/$983.
The Myers family, Bundaberg, sold charbray heifers for 348c/$835. Maitland Bros, Boompa, sold charbray heifers 330c/$770. A & VE McIntyre, Gin Gin, sold simmental-cross heifers for 340c/$869. Ban Ban Farming sold simmental-cross heifers for 320c/$996. MP Kerr Land & Co, Mundubbera, sold simbrah heifers 328c/$729. Kylie Curtis, Biggenden, sold simmental-cross heifers for 354c/$845. CF Lehmann & Son, Tansey, sold simmental-cross heifers for 342c/$735. The Staib family, Brooweena, sold charbray heifers for 350c/$779. N&K Gibson, Boompa, sold droughtmaster heifers for 334c/kg or $871. Dermark Pty Ltd sold droughtmaster heifers for 342c/$884. Gigoomgan Pastoral sold charbray heifers for 342c/$870. G Gauld, Brooweena, sold santa heifers for 338c/$783. S&S Apel, Chinchilla, sold simmental-cross heifers for 352c/$926. The Baker family, Gayndah, sold santa-cross heifers for 334c/$827. WFS & LJ Innes, Brooweena, sold angus-cross heifers for 338c/$853. R&L Brown, Proston, sold crossbred heifers for 320c/$853.
BIGGENDEN FEEDERS SALE BURNETT Livestock & Realty’s meatworks and store sale on Monday, June 26, had a yarding of 1177 head selling to a firm market with weaner type cattle cheaper. Bullocks sold to 286.2c, cows more than 500kg topped at 235c, cows 400–500kg topped at 228c and trade heifers more than 400kg topped at 280c. PJBS P/L, Coalstoun Lakes, sold santa bullocks for 279c/$1884. Mooru Grazing, Takilberan, sold a line of santa simbrah brangus bullocks to top at 286c/$2004. The Lyons family, Pine Creek, sold charbray-cross cows for 235c/$1422. Dermark P/L, Gayndah, sold droughtmaster cows for 232c/$1269. Feeder steers 400–500kg sold to a top of 330c, while steers 300–400kg sold to 326c. Steers 200–300kg sold to 360c. Peter Munckton, Gin Gin, sold milk and two tooth red brangus-cross steers for 330c/$1496. EG & EJ Johnson, Degilbo, sold two tooth charbray steers for 318c/$1694. Solano, Schaedel and Anderson, Gin Gin, sold droughtmaster-cross milk tooth steers for 325c/$1113. AW Beddows, Booubyjan, sold simbrah weaner steers for 360c/$887. HM Roth, Proston, sold braford-cross weaner steers for 352c/$742. HL Fricke, Rosedale, sold droughtmaster weaner steers for 374c/$714.
Heifers 300–400kg sold to a top of 316c and heifers 200–300kg topped at 326c. Dermark P/L, Gayndah, sold milk tooth droughtmaster heifers for 316c/$1187. S&T May, Booyal, sold milk tooth droughtmaster heifers for 308c/$1084.
The Clark family, Gin Gin, sold simbrah weaner heifers for 325c/$896. R&A Drayton, Gayndah, sold brahman weaner heifers for 297c/$690. Cattle were drawn from Rockhampton, Booubyjan, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Childers, Bundaberg, Bucca, Rosedale, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Gin Gin and all local areas.
TOP X held its fortnightly cattle sale on Wednesday, June 21, with a quality line-up of cattle on offer.
Steers less than 200kg sold 332c/kg and averaged 331c/kg, while steers in the 200–300kg range earned to 383c/kg and averaged 354c/kg. Steers 300–400kg earned 363c/kg and averaged 320c/kg.
Heifers less than 200kg sold to 323c/kg and averaged 313c/kg, while heifers in the 200–300kg range earned to 329c/kg and averaged 303c/kg. Heifers 300–400kg sold to 309c/kg and averaged 285c/kg.
W& A Gray offered 192kg brahman-cross steers, selling 332c/kg or $639. R Goody sold crossbred steers, averaging 160kg and returning 329c/kg or $526. M, C Murray & P Hartwig offered 263kg charbray-cross steers, selling at 383c/kg or $1008. B& J Albrecht presented 240kg charbray-cross steers for 381c/kg or $914
HK Dwyer sold 257kg charbray-cross steers, earning 375c/kg or $964. B Krause offered 319kg charbray-cross steers for 363c/kg or $1158. R & B Hartwig sold 315kg santa-cross steers, earning 347c/kg or $1093. B& J Tye presented 452kg droughtmaster-cross steers for 331c/kg or $1497. B& J Doyle sold 170kg crossbred heifers to 323c/kg, returning $549. R Goody continued to sell, with 167kg crossbred heifers selling for 307c/kg and returning $513. B& J Albrecht also offered 230kg simbray heifers for 329c, returning $758.
S& E Minty sold 223kg crossbred heifers for 324c or $724. B Krause presented 316kg charbray-cross heifers for 309c or $979. Meatworks cows sold $1415
The next Eidsvold Store Sale is on July 5, taking bookings now.
MONTO CATTLE SHOW AND SALE
MONTO Cattle and Country’s Annual Store Cattle Show and Sale had a quality yarding of 1353 head put forward. A strong buyer gallery came forward to secure quality lines of the North Burnett’s best. Judge for the day was Steve Dunn, Murgon. Steve commented on the quality cattle producers have continued to produce and with better genetics should only get better.
Rodney Rideout, Goolah Grazing, Dawes, claimed champion pen of steers suited to grow to Jap ox and champion steers overall with a top pen of milk tooth No 6 santa steers 440kg, which sold to Smithfield Feedlot for $1422 or 323c/kg. McInnes Farming, Moonford, sold angus steers 295kg for $1072 or 363c/kg to claim steers best suited to trade.
McInnes Farming had a great day, also taking out best pen of heifers suit trade and best pen of heifers overall with 21 angus weaner heifers, which returned $868 or 341c/kg and were purchased by Hatton and Sons. Best pen of heifers most suited to breeders was won by a pen of santa weaner heifers consigned by Neil Darlington to return $780 or 331c/kg. Darren Keitley sold a run of droughtmaster-cross No 6 steers for 344c/kg to average $1143 or 332c/kg. RS and N Reynolds sold EU brangus weaner steers to top at $975 or 377c/kg. Mark and Ros Loader, Harrami, sold a cracker pen of droughtmaster-cross weaner steers 301kg for $1102 or 366c/kg. AG, MM and GR Downie sold a run of droughtmaster-cross weaner steers to average 360c/kg or $858, topping at $990 or 371c/kg. Les and Rhonda Roth sold brahman weaner steers for 391c/kg or $836.
NW and HJ Iversen sold droughtmaster No 6 heifers 337kg for 283c/kg or $956. Pat Williams sold santa heifers 417kg for $1140 or 273c/kg. Bravish Pty Ltd sold droughtie-cross No 6 heifers 363kg for 290c/kg or $1055. Thierry and Amanda Devillers sold charbray-cross No 6 heifers 305kg for $870 or 285c/kg. R and L Blyton sold charbray weaner heifers for 336c/kg or $870. Garth and Pam O’Dell’s charbray weaner heifers returned $753 or 339c/kg. RA and DA Edgar’s brangus weaner heifers sold to 341c/kg or $678. Cameron, Rachel and Harper Zieth, Moran Downs, sold quality droughtmaster weaner heifers to $792 or 321c/kg. Monto’s next fat and store sale will be held on Wednesday, July 5, at 9am.
MURGON WEANERS SALE
A TOTAL of 1750 excellent-quality weaner were yarded in Murgon last Friday for Pratt Agencies Annual June weaner sale. The consistent good quality of the weaners yarded was a credit to the vendors, with 1100 steers and 650 heifers making up the numbers. Steers averaged $3.56/kg while the heifers averaged $3.10/kg.
The total yarding averaged $3.38/kg, six cents a kilo less than the May average of $3.44/kg. P& J Angel, Murgon, sold charolais-cross steers for $1241 at $3.85/kg. Prizewinning angus-cross steers from B Ryan, Manumbar, sold for $1270. The lead of A J Bambling’s draft of 220 braford weaner steers from Penwhaupell in Gayndah sold for $1203 at $3.83/kg, with the line averaging $880 at $3.72/kg. A &R Barsby, Tansey, sold charolais steers for $1180 at $3.80/kg. Droughtmaster steers from S & N Roth, Gayndah, sold for $3.66/kg, returning $1116. K Knight, Johnstown, sold santa-cross steers for $1116 at $3.59/kg. Angus steers from G &A Sippel, Redgate, sold for $1068.
Three pens of santa steers a/c J& M Zillman, Gayndah, sold for an average of $913 and $3.70/kg, topping at $1010. Charolais-cross steers 227kg from G& J Zahl, Gayndah, sold to $3.80/kg for $863. M& S Kenny, Gayndah, sold a line of 40 braford steers for an average of $860. Walgreen Pastoral, Manumbar, sold droughtmaster steers for $3.80/kg to return $781. A draft of 70 droughtmaster steers from Waringa Breeding, Hivesville, sold for an average of $834 at $3.73/kg. Charbray steers from D& S Stevenson, Goomeri, sold for $4.01/kg to return $738.
Charbray heifers from Tansey sold to $1007 and $3.07/kg. T &B Schulz, Moffatdale, sold charolais heifers for $3.01/kg, returning $967. Droughtmaster heifers 313kg from Gayndah sold to $968 and $3.09/kg. Charolais-cross heifers 220kg a/c G Zahl sold to $3.42/kg, returning $754. Droughtmaster-cross heifers from B& P Roon, Hivesville, sold for $798 at $3.25/kg. R & D Kenny, Gayndah, sold a line of 73 braford heifers for an average of $703 at $3.07/kg. The draft topped at $778 and $3.15/kg. R& P McIntosh, Goomeri, sold brangus heifers for $781 and $3.16/kg. D Stanton, Goomeri, sold santa heifers for $648 at $3.39/kg. Peenam Pastoral, Manumbar, also sold santa heifers for $3.38/kg and $629. Brahman-cross heifers a/c M Smith, Gayndah, sold for $631 at $3.30/kg. E& S Pick, Windera, sold brangus heifers for $3.30/kg, returning $573.
MURGON MARKET REPORT
A TOTAL of 700 head was yarded on Tuesday for the Murgon Combined Agents fortnightly sale. Values were slightly easier across the board with weaner heifers being the most impacted as far as reduced pricing was concerned. Export cattle were slightly cheaper but feeders and younger steers remained fairly firm.
Cattle were drawn from Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Nanango, Kingaroy, Kilkivan and locally. Heavy bullocks sold to $2.94/kg and $1940. Bulls topped at $2.67/kg and $1985. The best of the heavy cows sold to $2.35/kg for $1490.
Cows more than 500kg averaged $2.20/kg. Cows 400–500kg topped at $2.30/kg, averaging $2.17/kg. Lighter cows less than 400kg topped at $1.90/kg. Heavy export type heifers sold to $2.70/kg and $1710. E Hansen, Wondai, sold 418kg brahman-cross steers for $1400 at $3.35/kg. Gelvieh-cross steers from C Dellaway, Windera, sold for $3.29/kg, returning $1576. Droughtmaster-cross steers a/c J Currin, Goomeri, sold for $1508 at $3.22 and $1399 and $3.23/kg. Droughtmaster-cross steers 377kg from D Vine, Hivesville, sold for $1245 at $3.30/kg. B Wagner, Proston, sold santa-cross steers weighing 373kg for $3.25/kg and $1214. Charbray steers 335kg from J Blinco, Gayndah, sold for $1072 and $3.20/kg. L Barker sold limousin weaner steers for $976 and $3.35/kg. L Perkins sold 278kg charolais-cross steers for $922 at $3.31/kg. S Duff Holdings, Proston, sold red brangus weaner steers for $3.19/kg, returning $815 and $666 at $3.44/kg. Boyle Drilling, Windera, sold South Devon weaner steers for $3.42/kg for $665. Santa-cross heifers 364 kg a/c B Wagner, Proston, sold for $1128 at $3.10/kg.
A draft of 40 droughtmaster-cross heifers from Myora Pastoral, Johnstown, sold for $917 at an average of $2.89/kg. B& A Gannon, Gayndah, sold droughtmaster weaner heifers for $714.
B Kelly, Murgon, sold angus weaner heifers for $3.01/kg and $657. Brahman cows and calves sold to $1110.