CHARBRAY feeder steers sold to $1595 on Monday, December 3, when Burnett Livestock & Realty held its last meatworks and store sale for 2018.
The yarding of 1799 head on a very hot day saw a tougher market.
Quality cattle really shone above the plainer types, with quality related price variations. Cattle were drawn from Theodore, Calliope, Eidsvold, Monto, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Proston, Gympie, Bororen and Maryborough,
Four and six-tooth grey brahman heifers from Gayndah sold for 278c/kg or $1377. Droughtmaster two to six-tooth heifers from Mundubbera sold for 278c/kg or $1479. Four-tooth brangus heifers from Gaeta sold for 280c/kg or $1429.
Charolais cows from Theodore sold for 254c/kg or $1957. Grey brahman cows from Gayndah sold for 248c/kg or $1439. Droughtmaster cows from Mundubbera sold for 244c/kg or $1347.
Red brahman cows from Brooweeena sold for 245c/kg or $1397.
Brangus cows from Gaeta sold for 246c/kg or $1440. Droughtmaster cows from Biggenden made 248c/kg or $1191. Droughtmaster cows from Dallarnil sold for 253c/$1493. Heavy bulls topped at 268c/$2762–1030kg.
Milk and two-tooth charbray steers from Wallaville sold for 310c/$1595. Milk and two-tooth charbray steers from Hervey Bay sold for 311c/$1497.
Milk and two-tooth charbray steers from Biggenden sold for 305c/$1193.
Milk and twotooth droughtmaster steers from Childers sold for 295c/$1243. Milk and two-tooth angus steers from Mt Perry sold for 302c/$1258.
Milk to four-tooth santa gertrudis steers from Bundaberg sold for 295c/$1253. Droughtmaster-cross weaner steers from Gayndah sold for 330c/$667.
Charbray weaner steers from Gaeta sold for 322c/$733. Crossbred weaner steers from Eidsvold sold for 394c/$789. Brangus weaner steers from Gaeta sold for 286c/$621. Charolais-cross weaner steers from Wallaville sold for 290c/$613.
Brangus weaner steers from Bauple sold for 296c/$636. Crossbred heifers from Theodore sold for 256c/$781. Murray grey-cross heifers from Biggenden sold for 258c/$839. Angus-cross heifers from Bundaberg sold for 246c/$902. Crossbred heifers from Binjour sold for 264c/$898. Brangus heifers from Mundubbera sold for 256c/$904. Brahman-cross heifers from Gayndah sold for 258c/$811. Charbray weaner heifers sold for 257c/$524. Simmental-cross weaner heifers from Gayndah sold for 247c/$576. Angus-cross weaner heifers from Mt Perry sold for 244c/$583. Angus-cross weaner heifers from Proston sold for 246c/$527. Droughtmaster-cross weaner heifers from Gayndah sold for 258c/$482.
Brangus weaner heifers from Gaeta sold for 250c/$737. The next Biggenden store sale will be held on Monday, December 17. MURGON
THERE were 950 cattle yarded in Murgon on Tuesday for the fortnightly liveweight sale. Export cattle were easier across the board.
Feeder types remained firm as did better lines of weaner steers and heifers.
The market for lesser-quality lighter steers and heifers was tougher.
Cattle were drawn from Biloela, Mundubbera, Mt Perry Coringa, Gayndah, Yarraman, Nanango, Kingaroy Kilkivan and locally.
Heavy bulls sold to 260c/kg and $2336.
Bullocks topped at 290c/kg for $1730.
Cows over 500kg sold to 235c/kg, averaging 227c/kg. Cows 400–500kg sold to 233c/kg.
Lighter cows topped at 210c/kg.
Angus steers from Manyung sold to $1452 at 292c/kg. Droughtmaster steers from Crownthorpe weighing 401kg sold to 309c/kg and $1241. Wondai 421kg charolais steers sold for $1223 at 290c/kg. Kilkivan 455kg blonde steers sold for 290c/kg, returning $1294. Murray grey steers from Stonelands returned $1125 at 285c/kg and 395kg. Biloela 393kg brahman-cross steers sold for $1104 and 283c/kg.
Two pens of drought-mastercross steers from Merlwood sold for $1104 (283c/kg) and $846 (282c/kg). Nanango 320kg south devon-cross steers sold to 280c/kg to return $900. Charbray steers from Tansey weighing 257kg sold to 296c/kg and $761.
Local droughtmaster steers sold to $800 at 281c/kg. Braford-cross weaner steers from Mt Perry sold for $648 and 281c/kg.
Light brangus weaner steers form Brigooda sold to $554. Santa heifers, 387kg, from Goomeri sold to 258c/kg and $1000. Droughtmaster-cross heifers from Mondure weighing 355kg sold to $914 at 257c/kg. Droughtmaster heifers, 340kg, from Goomeri sold for 254c/kg, returning $866. Angus heifers, 298kg, from Yarraman sold for 245c/kg, returning $731.
Braford heifers, 230kg, from Mt Perry sold for $579 at 250c/kg.
Few cows and calves were yarded, selling to $1000. The last sale for 2018 will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at 8am.
BIGGENDEN SALE: Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Lance Whitaker with a pen of charbray milk and two-tooth steers on account of the McMahon Family, Wallaville. The steers sold for 310.2c/kg or $1595/head.