Cattle flooding in for sale as heat and dry persists
MORE extreme heat across the North Burnett saw 1210 head yarded at Monto’s Fat and Store sale held on Wednesday, February 15.
Cattle producers have decided to reduce numbers in the lead up to winter with little or no rain over much of the supply area.
The market slid approximately 10–15c/kg but the oversupply of cattle has forced the price drop.
Geoff and Dellis McLaughlan sold Droughtmaster bullocks 543kgs for 290c/kg or $1575. Rob and Trish Bygrave’s Simbrah bullocks realised $1570 or 287c/kg. Pat Williams penned Santa trade steers to realise 309c/kg or $1575.
Ron and Margaret Hampson’s Santa bullocks 660kgs sold to 283c/kg or $1870. Warren McLachlan sold Brahman bullocks 566kgs for 291c/kg or $1648 and Brahman heifers 5156kgs for $1405 or 272c/kg. EN and PA Hindmarsh penned Charbray heifers which sold from 291c/kg to 303c/kg topping at $1520.
Becky Wilson, Eureka Creek Brahmans sold cows 522kgs for 245c/kg or $1280. Rideout Grazing penned Red Brahman cows 530kgs which returned $1273.
Les and Val Hotz sold Brahman cows 566kgs for 236c/kg or $1337. Birch Pastoral consigned Droughtmaster cows 456kgs to make 235c/kg or $1075. Euroka Grazing sold Charbray store cows for 219c/kg or $950.
Stuart Barrett, Thangool sold quality Droughtmaster steers 408kgs for 335c/kg or $1366. LD and SJ McLaughlan’s Brahman steers 406kgs returned $1307 or 319c/kg. Ivan Dunkley’s Pinzgauer cross steers 435kgs returned $1445 or 332c/kg. Birch Pastoral sold a run of Droughtie No 6 steers for 324c to 358c/kg to average 345c/kg or $1075. Lachy McInnes sold Droughtie cross No 6 steers 260kgs for 378c/kg or $985. Larsen Farms 204kg Charbray steers sold for 372c/kg or $757. Lighter weaner steers generally sold from 350c to 372c/kg.
P and J Gardiner yarded 358kg Charbray heifers to return $1098 or 306c/kg.
EN and PA Hindmarsh’s 360kg Charbray heifers sold for 302c/kg or $1090. Bravish Pty Ltd sold Braford heifers 334kgs for 294c/kg or $983. Jason Barnard’s Droughtie cross heifers sold to 306c/kg or $890.
Charlie Anger penned Santa weaner heifers 230kgs to realise 320c/kg or $737.
L and V Hotz’s Braford Brahman cross weaner heifers sold to 314c/kg or $618. Larsen Farms 185kg Charbray heifers sold to 322c/kg or $597.
Monto’s next fat and store sale will be held on Wednesday, March 1.