BIGGENDEN: Charbray feeder steers sold to 288.2c/kg at Burnett Livestock & Realty’s meatworks and store sale on Monday, October 8 at Biggenden. There was a yarding of 919 head. The meatworks market was affected by quality and volume, easing on the last sale. Feeder steer prices lifted, reflecting the good quality volume lines offered, and weaner cattle were harder to shift with buyers waiting for more rain and looking for more consistent lines of weaners. Plainer type store cattle contributed to the softening market averages. Bullocks over 600kg sold to 287c, easing 3c on the last sale. Trade bullocks 500kg- 600kg sold to 291c, back 3c, and cows over 500kg sold to 252c, back 6c. Cows 400 to 500kg sold to 235c, back 10c. Feeder steers 400kg to 500kg sold to a top of 288c, up 8c, while steers 300kg to 400kg sold to 283c, up 6c. Steers 200kg to 300kg sold to 279c, down 6c on last fortnight. Heifers 300kg to 400kg sold for 244c, back 18c, and heifers 200kg to 300kg sold to 240c, down 14c. Four-tooth Santa cross bullocks from Wandoan sold for 287c to return $1768. Fourtooth Brangus bullocks from Murgon sold for 275c/$1713. Droughtmaster bullocks from Gin Gin sold for 260c/$1886. Two and four-tooth Santa cross bullocks from Wandoan sold for 291c/$1732. Charolais cows from Theodore sold for 252c/$1880. Droughtmaster cows from Bundaberg sold for 247c/$1517. Droughtmaster cross cows from Brooweena sold for 236c/$1319. Six-tooth Limousin cross heifers from Boompa sold for 251c/$1306. Six-tooth Brahman heifers from Coringa sold for 256c/$1216. Six-tooth Droughtmaster cross heifers from Brooweena sold for 250c/$1125. A line of 72 milk and two-tooth Charbray steers from Bundaberg sold to a top of 288c/$1383. A good line of milk and two-tooth Santa Gertrudis cross steers from Wandoan sold for 283c/$1326. Milk and two-tooth Red Angus cross steers from Morganville sold for 284c/$1255. Milk tooth Santa steers from Mt Perry sold for 278c/$1126. Milk tooth Charbray steers from Gin Gin sold for 280c/$1134. Charolais weaner steers from Gayndah sold for 279c/$767. Charbray weaner steers from Gayndah sold for 277c/$699. Belmont Red cross weaner steers from Childers sold for 273c/$803. Light Red Poll cross weaner steers Teebar sold for 279c/ $456. Milk tooth Charbray heifers from Gin Gin sold for 244c/$914. Droughtmaster heifers from Gayndah sold for 244c/$915. Milk and two-tooth Charbray cross heifers from Bundaberg sold for 235c/ $923. Milk and two-tooth Droughtmaster heifers from Biggenden sold for 230c/$903. Milk tooth Simbrah heifers from Gayndah sold for 235c/$905. Belmont Red cross heifers from Childers sold for 240c/$669. Light Angus weaner heifers from Mt Perry sold for 228c/$518. Santa Gertrudis weaner heifers from Gayndah sold for 230c/$542. The next meatworks and store sale will be held on Monday, October 22.
MURGON: Export and feedlot types again sold to strong rates in Murgon on Tuesday with agents yarding 500 head. Numbers were drawn from Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mt Perry Biggenden, Kingaroy, Yarraman and locally. Heavy bulls topped at 267c/kg for $2658. Bullocks sold to 299c/kg and $1959. Heavy cows also sold to slightly dearer rates topping at 253c/kg and $1560. Cows 400kg to 500 kg sold to 241c/kg, averaging 203c/kg. Lighter cows under 400kg sold to a top of 217c/kg. 495kg Droughtmaster steers from Wondai sold to 278c/kg to return $1378. Brangus steers from Murgon sold to 272c/kg at 405kg for $1104. A line of Droughtmaster weaner steers from Manumbar sold to $627 for 222kg and 282c/kg. Charolais cross weaner steers from Wooroonden sold for 268c/kg and $704. 465kg Brahman heifers sold to $1209 at 260c/kg. Two pens of Angus heifers from Yarraman sold to 232c/kg and 225c/kg for $586 and $492. Three pens of light Droughtmaster cross heifers from Manumbar sold for 230c/kg ($500), 235c/kg ($385) and 259c/kg ($312). Cows and calves were in limited numbers and sold to a top of $1200. The next Murgon sale is on Tuesday, October 23, starting at 8am.
BIGGENDEN SALE: Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Lance Whitaker with a pen of Charbray milk and two- tooth steers on the account of HC Professional, Bundaberg. The line of 72 steers sold to top at 288.2c/kg or $1383 per head.