Gatton Star - - LIFE / INTO RURAL -

A TO­TAL of 714 head were yarded at Star­iha Auc­tions Lai­d­ley cat­tle sale on Thurs­day.

De­spite the con­tin­u­ing dry weather, the mar­ket was stronger for all types.

South­ern, Western and Downs buy­ers were prom­i­nent, with more than 70 per cent of the yard­ing be­ing pur­chased by pro­ces­sors, feed­lots and back­grounders from out of the area.

John Cam­pion, “Foxleigh Sta­tion”, Mid­dle­mount, sold lines of sim­men­tal/char­bray steers, with weaner steers sell­ing for $800–$885, light feed­ers for $900–$960, 24-month-old steers for $1500 and bulls for $1470.

Brian Jones, Mid­dle­mount, sold 24-month-old sim­men­tal steers for $1195 and bran­gus heifers 10–12 months for $870.

John Curtin, Mt White­stone, sold a young char­bray bull for $1520.

John Hud­son, Rope­ley, sold santa and euro cows for $1455.

Ge­off Sch­midt, Gran­tham, sold milk-tooth charo­lais-cross steers for $1200.

Roger Hoff­man, Carpen­dale, sold charo­lais cows for $1135.

Shane Bran­d­ley, Calvert, sold drought­mas­ter cows to $1280.James Wright, Lock­yer Waters, sold 20-month-old drought­mas­ter heifers for $1240–$1295 and 15-month-old heifers for $925.

Pat Ryan, Junc­tion View, sold 16 to 18-month-old santa steers for $1120.

Davies and Green, Coominya, sold here­ford cows for $1285 and char­bray steers for $920.

Keith Slade, Lai­d­ley, sold bran­gus heifers for $1200.

Rolly Dono­hue, Claren­don, sold brah­man- cross cows for $1045.

Ray Bar­rett, Glam­or­gan­vale, sold year­ling drought­mas­ter heifers for $810–$920.

Olivia Graz­ing, Kil­coy, sold a line of qual­ity limousin-cross weaner heifers for $740.

Hoger Broth­ers, Rope­ley, sold five to six-month-old charo­lais steer calves for $680.Jim King, Hat­ton­vale, sold 12 to 14-month-old drought­mas­ter-cross steers for $950.

Natal­ier Farms, Up­per Tenthill, sold euro calves, with steers mak­ing $590 and heifers $525.

Shane and Nita Malone, Kob­ble Creek, sold a line of char­bray heifers for $720.

Gary Stark, For­est Hill, sold a line of grey­man vealer heifers for $630.

Cedric Zis­chke, Mt Tarampa, sold brah­man weaner steers for $585.

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