BURNETT Livestock and Realty's meatworks and store sale on February 11 saw a yarding of 1416 head.
With the big rains falling across all the local areas and not as much in the west, all descriptions of meatworks cattle sold dearer, as did store cattle, but did not reach the highs most were expecting.
- Bullocks topped at 179.2c and sold four cents dearer for bullocks over 600kg, while bullocks 500kg to 600kg sold to 11 cents dearer.
- June Lowe, of Childers, sold four and six-tooth Droughtmaster cross bullocks for 179.2c or $1074.
- Mooru Grazing, Takilberan sold Droughtmaster and Charbray cross No.9 bullocks from 172.2c to 179.2c or $1102 to $1158.
- Cows topped at similar prices to the last sale but averaged three cents dearer for cows over 500kg and seven cents dearer for cows under 500kg.
- M Ashby, of Goodnight Scrub, sold Brahman cows to top at 151.2c or $983.
- Brahman cross cows on account of GI & BA Sharps, Biggenden sold for 148.2c or $729. LAW & CL Day, Gin Gin sold Limousin cross cows to top at 151.2c or $930.
- Trade heifers topped at 170.2c and averaged 13 cents dearer than January 14 sale.
- B & C Prygoda, Gayndah sold Droughtmaster cross trade heifers milk to four-tooth from 158c to 168.2c or $723 to $931. Heavy bulls topped at 165.2c and averaged eight cents dearer.
- Only a handful of steers 400kg to 500kg were yarded topping at 179.2c and averaged four cents dearer.
- DW & AG Morris, of Gin Gin sold Droughtmaster milk and two-tooth steers for 177.2c or $722.
- Wajatryn Pastoral Co, Gayndah sold No.2 Droughtmaster cross steers topping at 179.2c or $869.
- MG & MJ Dingle, Eidsvold sold No.2 Brangus cross steers from 175.2c to $181.2c or $476 to $601.
- Steers 300kg to 400kg were of mostly fair quality but were dominated by Brahman steers and sold to 11 cents dearer.
- EA Ross, of Goomeri sold No.2 Droughtmaster cross steers for 179.2c or $533.
- Steers under 300kg and weaner steers topped at 186.2c and averaged three to 10 cents dearer.
- Paul Hofstetter, Goodnight Scrub sold Charbray weaner steers for 182.2c or $443.
- Brangus weaner steers on account of BE & AM Gossner, of Monduran sold for 185.2c or $493.
- Charbray weaner steers on account of EG & EJ Johnson, Degilbo topped at 186.2c or $518.
- Most feeder heifers 300kg to 400kg weren't quite the right weight to feed being just over 300kg, but heifers within the right weight range topped at 175.2c and averaged 20 cents dearer.
- Charbray milk-tooth heifers on account of Scrubby Mountain Grazing topped at 170c or $555. Goomeri Charbray milk tooth heifers sold for 175.2c or $613.
- Heifers under 300kg and weaner heifers topped at 194.2c and averaged five to eight cents dearer.
- RJ & CJ O'Rourke, Aramara sold Droughtmaster weaner heifers for 194.2c or $360.
- Brangus weaner heifers on account of Roffcor Partnership, Gaeta sold for 179.2c or $365.
- And 110x110 cows and calves were yarded topping at $810 and averaged $125 dearer than the 43x43 sold on January 14 sale.
- Cattle were drawn from Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Mt Perry, Gayndah, Booubyjan, Windera, Murgon, Goomeri, Bauple, Antigua, Maryborugh, Hervey Bay, Childers, Bundaberg, Oyster Creek, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Takilberan, Gin Gin, Booyal and all local areas.
The next meatworks and store sale will be held on Monday and the All Breeds Steer Sale will be held on Thursday.
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