STOCK UP ON STEERS AT SALE

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - STEPHANIE WHITAKER AND ERICA MUR­REE

THE All Breeds Steer Sale on Thurs­day Fe­bru­ary 20 at Biggen­den is shap­ing up to be bet­ter than ever with re­cent rain and de­mand for steers cre­at­ing a per­fect mar­ket to sell.

Af­ter the pro­longed dry last year, steers are a hot ticket item and buy­ers are ready to pay.

The All Breeds Steer Sale is an an­nual sale with prizes for breed classes in­clud­ing Charo­lais, Santa Gertrudis, Drought­mas­ter, Brah­man, An­gus and Sim­men­tal in­fused steers.

All class win­ners re­ceive an En­gel fridge freezer, Wolf Eye torch, mer­chan­dise and an­i­mal health prod­ucts.

The ven­dor of the Cham­pion Pen also wins a Le­ichts CIA vet crush.

There is a min­i­mum of 10 steers to a pen to be el­i­gi­ble for judg­ing and all class win­ners must be sold. Not all steers need to be win­ners though, with book­ings open to com­mer­cial store steers.

This year, Bur­nett Live­stock & Realty are of­fer­ing an En­gel Plat­inum Se­ries fridge freezer as a lucky ven­dor prize. This will go to a ran­domly se­lected ven­dor who has not won any of the breed classes.

The prizes are spon­sored by Zoetis, Bendigo Bank – Gin Gin Com­mu­nity Bank, Ru­ral Bank and Le­ichts CIA.

Bur­nett Live­stock & Realty’s Lance Whitaker is get­ting ex­cited about the sale and said the con­di­tions were all shap­ing up to make this a real cracker.

“The mar­ket has a spring in its step again and that puts a smile on all our faces, he said.”

Sell­ing space is fill­ing fast and Mr Whitaker said pro­duc­ers should book now to se­cure their space at the sale.

Call Bur­nett Live­stock & Realty on 4127 1277 to learn more about the sale.

The prize pre­sen­ta­tions start at 8.15am on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 at the Bur­nett Live­stock Ex­change, Biggen­den and sell­ing starts at 9am.

Pic­ture: Stephanie Whitaker

BIGGEN­DEN SALE ON AGAIN: 2019 win­ners of the cham­pion pen of the All Breeds Steer Sale were Alan and Neil Good­land, Clare Graz­ing, Theodore, with Bur­nett Live­stock & Real­tys Lance Whitaker.

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