THE market for most descriptions was tougher for the 600 yarded in Murgon on Tuesday. Better quality weaner steers still sold to fairly firm values topping at 366c/kg. Values for export cattle, feeder types and weaner heifers were all easier. Cattle were drawn from Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mount Perry, Durong, Yarraman, Nanango, Kingaroy and local areas.
Very few export bullocks were yarded. Heavy bulls sold to fairly firm rates topping at 256c/kg for $2230. Cows over 500kg sold to 223c/kg and $1570.00. Cows 400-500kg were cheaper selling to $2.10 c/kg averaging 193c/kg. Lighter cows under 400kg sold to160c/kg.G&FStu mm, Goomeri, sold Charolais cross steers for 300c/kg to return $1417.
L Yesberg, Tansey, sold Droughtmaster steers for $1462.00 (290c/kg), $1417.00 (298c/kg) and $1446.00 (2.73). S& D Hansen, Murgon, sold 420 kg Santa steers for $1180.00. 305 kg Angus cross steers from L& H Grant, Merlwood, sold to $979.00 at 305c/kg.
A draft of 64 Droughtmaster steers with an average weight of 318 kg, A/c Myora Pastoral, Johnstown, sold for $936 at 302c/kg average. 312kg Droughtmaster steers from M Pethers, Mt McEuen, sold to $911 at 291c/kg. 228kg Santa weaner steers from Wheatlands sold for 366c/kg to return $834.
Angus cross weaner steers from Yarraman sold for $783 at 358c/kg. 263kg Charolais cross weaner steers from A & R Barsby, Tansey, sold for $891 at 338c/kg. Stuart Dingle, Mt Perry, sold Braford cross steers for 333c/kg for $720. Kennedy & Hefferan, Murgon, also sold Simmental cross weaner steers for 333c/kg for $743. Light Charbray weaner steers from Gayndah sold to $646 at 355c/kg. Merlwood Enterprises sold a draft of 416kg crossbred heifers for an average of 263c/kg for $1095, the tops being Charbray heifers at 275c/kg and $1114. 305kg Angus heifers sold for 285c/kg returning $872. Charolais weaner heifers from R& OR an kin,Bri good a, sold for $670 and 285c/kg. Angus weaner heifers from S Lavering, Kingaroy, sold for 280c/kg returning $605. The Davies family, Yarraman, sold Braford cross weaner heifers for $681 at 275c/kg.
BIGGENDEN DEAL: Feeder steers from Jensco Grazing, Mount Perry sold for 316.2c/kg.