Clermont saleyards hit 308c for steers
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.
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.