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