Returns solid for weaners
ONE of the biggest sales to hit Stanthorpe for sometime was held last Thursday, with more than 3000 head yarded for the Blue Ribbon Weaner Sale.
With new facilities to show off, organisers were pleased with the sale and the number of participants on the day.
“There was more or less 3000 calves there on offer,” George and Fuhrmann auctioneer Maugan Benn said.
“Obviously the best of the district’s calves and the cattle presented again in excellent condition given how the season’s been.
“People were there buying from Roma, surrounding districts and Toogoolawah.”
■ Champion pen of crossbred steers was Don Russell, Warwick Park Grazing, Liston consignment of angus/limousin-cross steers.
The steers sold to 331c/kg for 368kg to return $1218/head. ■ The champion pen of crossbred heifers was awarded to Tony and Rhonda Sipple, Blue Hills, Warwick.
Their pen of santa/ charolais-cross heifers sold to 278c/kg and weighed 289kg to return $804/head.
■ The champion pen of angus steers was won by Mike Benn, Berrington Cattle Co, Deepwater.
The steers sold to 324c/kg and weighed 340kg to return $1102/head on average.
■ Champion pen of angus heifers was awarded to Kevin Chorley, Kelmara, Tenterfield.
The heifers sold to 372c/kg and weighed 340kg to make $1268/head.
■ The champion pen of hereford steers went to Peter Jeffrey, Avilen Pty Ltd, Isla, Tenterfield.
The steers sold to 326c/kg and weighed 322kg to return $1050/head.
■ Champion pen of hereford heifers was awarded to John Gross, Misty Hills, Dalveen.
The heifers sold to 261c/kg and weighed 214kg to make $560/head.
❝Obviously the best of the district’s calves and the cattle presented again in excellent condition given how the season’s been. — Maugan Benn
TOP RESULT: Colin Keevers of Alumy Creek Angus presenting a $500 voucher to champion pen of angus steers winner Mike Benn with George and Fuhrmann’s Maugan Benn.
IN THE PEN: Andrew Peterson from Old Koreelah with Barb and Jim O'Reilly from Murwillumbah.