Ven­ders re­turn for santa sale

The Western Star - - RURALWEEKL­Y - — Re­port pro­vided by the Santa Gertrudis Aus­tralia As­so­ci­a­tion

THE eighth an­nual Warwick Santa Gertrudis Sale, was held on Fri­day, April 20, with 328 head of santa gertrudis and santa gertrudis in­fused cat­tle penned.

Cat­tle were yarded from 15 ven­ders.

Many were re­peat ven­ders. Cat­tle were drawn from Chin­chilla, Bo­livia, Toowoomba, the South­ern Downs, Boonah, Texas and Ten­ter­field.

Class one, steers up to 299kg, was won by BW and SM Web­ster of Chin­chilla with a pen of santa gertrudis cross steers, which also took out the best pen of steers over­all, later sell­ing to PM and LM McMa­hon for 329c/kg with an av­er­age weight of 294.6kg, re­turn­ing $969.38 per head.

Class two was a pen of steers over 300kg, with the win­ner be­ing Matthew Wain­wright, Warwick, with a pen of santa gertrudis steers, sell­ing to Mor­gan Pas­toral Com­pany for 274c/kg weigh­ing in at 447.5kg to re­turn $1226.15 per head.

Class three, a pen of weaner heifers, was won by Al­len­dale San­tas, Clifton, the pen of five heifers sold to BA and MA Hamil­ton for 240c/kg with an av­er­age live weight of 305kg to re­turn $741.15 per head.

Class four was join­ing aged heifers, won by HR FA and JH Beu­tel, Wir­ralee San­tas, Boonah, which also took out the cham­pion pen of fe­males and the grand cham­pion pen for the sale.

These were sold at open auction for $1300 per head, sell­ing to Cameron and David Bur­ton of Stan­thorpe.

The Bur­tons are first-time buy­ers of santa gertrudis ge­net­ics.

Son Cameron said he had wanted to buy a santa gertrudis fe­male for a while now but has only just talked his fa­ther into it.

Class five was the best pen of cows and calves, with the prize go­ing to Ro­se­vale Park San­tas, Warwick, sell­ing to BJ and HA Wee­don for $1350 per head.

Other high­lights of the sale were 12 santa gertrudis cross steers ac­count BW and SM Web­ster sell­ing to PM and LM McMa­hon for 331 c/kg weigh­ing 290.8kg to re­turn $969.38 per head.

JA and RA McCarthy sold santa cross heifers to 246c/kg weigh­ing 307.5kg re­turn­ing $756.45 per head.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SELL­ING STEERS: Matthew Wain­wright with his win­ning pen of steers, sell­ing for 274c/kg.

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