Buyers seek stores at Monto cattle sale

QUALITY RUN: These bullocks were among the 550 cattle yarded at Monto Cattle and Country’s fortnightly fat and store sale on November 14, at which stores held firm but prime cattle eased slightly.
QUALITY RUN: These bullocks were among the 550 cattle yarded at Monto Cattle and Country’s fortnightly fat and store sale on November 14, at which stores held firm but prime cattle eased slightly. Contributed

MONTO Cattle and Country yarded 550 head at the fat and store sale on Wednesday, November 14.

Prime cattle eased slightly, based on the quality from the previous sale, while store cattle held firm. Store buyers were more active with scattered storms falling over surrounding districts.

Bulls 600kg plus sold from 115-161c/kg.

JG and LM Moisson, Harrami, sold santa charbray cross bullocks to $1330 or 173c/kg. Gary and Shelly Morgan yarded brangus bullocks which sold to 177.2c/kg or $1145. Phil and Shirley Morgan's drought- master cross bullocks sold to 173c/kg or $1090. Rob and Trish Bygrave, Langley Flats, yarded 590kg simbrah bullocks for $1010 or 171c/kg.

Heavy cows generally sold from 144-148c/kg, with odd single cows selling to 153c/kg.

Ian McLaughlan sold 536kg droughtmaster cows to 146c/kg, while Roy Marbach's 500kg brahman cows sold to $726 or 145c/kg. Don Keiler's 550kg brahman cross cows sold to $790 or 143c/kg.

Lighter cows under 500kg generally sold from 125-140c/kg, while store cows sold from 110-125c/kg.

Prime heifers were in short supply; Geoff Downie's 440kg charolais No.1 heifers sold to 160c/kg or $708.

Birch Droughtmasters sold droughtmaster No.2 steers for $610 or 192c/kg. Don and Coralee Keiler's 300kg santa cross No.2 steers sold to $545 or 182c/kg.

Well Station Partners, Mundubbera, sold drought- master brahman cross weaner steers to average 191c/kg or $430. Tony and Erica Eden sold brahman cross weaner steers to 190c/kg or $400.

Monal Grazing sold 238kg charbray No.2 heifers to 170c/kg or $405.

Well Station's 174kg charbray cross No.2 heifers sold to 168c/kg or $290.

Spade Pastoral, Beigogo, sold a run of high-grade brahman No.2 heifers which sold from 142-167c/kg, to average $300. O'Toole and Clarke sold light weaner heifers from 174-180c/kg or $275.

Robert and Natalie Tucker sold charbray cows and calves to $740 and aged drought- master cross cows and calves to $710.

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