Cler­mont sa­le­yards hit 308c for steers

Central and North Rural Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

ISAAC’S cat­tle cen­tre has turned more than 70,000 head in sales and tran­sit ser­vices an­nu­ally.

Cler­mont Sa­le­yards, owned and op­er­ated by Isaac Re­gional Coun­cil, has seen cat­tle growth rise, with live-weight gains of up to 250kg a head per year.

Mayor Anne Baker said Isaac had a very proud agri­cul­tural way of life and the re­gion con­tin­ued to pro­vide great op­por­tu­ni­ties to live, work and raise fam­i­lies.

“From about 25 feed­lots, beef is a $212 mil­lion in­dus­try ex­ported to over­seas mar­kets such as Amer­ica, Ja­pan, Korea and Tai­wan and is also avail­able lo­cally,” she said.

“We sup­ply 64% of the to­tal gross live­stock value for the broader Mackay-Isaac-Whit­sun­day re­gion.”

Qual­ity steers weigh­ing be­tween 220kg and 320kg topped Cler­mont’s cat­tle sale at 308 cents last week.

Coun­cil­lor Dale Ap­ple­ton said Cler­mont staged a steady Au­gust Store and Prime Sale last week.

“Cler­mont com­bined agents sold 400 head of cat­tle, mainly from Nebo, Jeri­cho and lo­cal ar­eas,” he said.

With all pro­duc­ers happy with the re­sults, Hoch and Wilkin­son part­ner Jake Pass­field said it was a solid sale with good-qual­ity steers par­tic­u­larly in de­mand.

High­lights, pro­vided by Hoch and Wilkin­son, from the Cler­mont Store and Prime Sale:

❚ Troy and Ann Kin­non from New Corry, Cler­mont, sold sim­men­tal-cross steers to top at 308c/kg for 306kg to re­turn $943, while their sis­ter reached 281c/kg for 283kg to make $797.

❚ Blaten In­dus­tries, Cop­pa­bella, sold charo­lais steers to top at 270c/kg for 430kg to come back at $1160.

❚ Michael Borg and fam­ily from Calve­ston, Cler­mont, sold brah­man steers for 305c/kg for 287kg to make $876, while their gel­b­vieh cross heifers topped 280c/kg

for 292kg to re­turn $819.

❚ Tony and Taj Jones from Lou Lou Park, Jeri­cho, sold brah­man cows to reach 201c/kg for 525kg to make $1058.

❚ The Clien fam­ily, of Bun­darra, Nebo, sold a run of bran­gus-cross heifers to top at 274c/kg for 210kg to re­turn $575.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

IN AC­TION: Jake Pass­field in­spects the pens at the Cler­mont Sa­le­yards.

Chris and Digby Charles at the Cler­mont sale.

Prime stock was up for grabs at Cler­mont Sa­le­yards.

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