SULLIVAN Livestock yarded 1065 cattle at their Gympie cattle sale held on October 14, where the market for meatworks cattle and quality stores were dearer.
- Cattle were drawn from Maryborough, Teebar, Aramara, Woolooga, Kilkivan, Nambour, Maleny, Kenilworth and all local areas.
- Meatworks cattle met strong competition. Heavy Bulls sold to a top of $1.61 or $1587 for droughtmaster bulls from Daddamarine Pty Ltd.
- Charbray and Charolais bulls from John and Roz Mercer "Kandanga Valley" sold for $1.58 to return $1552 and $1469.
- Better quality bullocks generally sold from $1.68 to $1.75. Daddamarine Pty Ltd sold a very good draft of 80 cows selling to a top of $141.2 or $829 with the whole draft averaging $1.36.
- Droughtmaster x cows from Andrew Haack Chatsworth sold for $1.39 or $766. The Roberts Family, Sandy Creek sold cows for $1.34 or $791 and $784.
- Better quality heavy feeder steers sold to a top of $1.65 for charbray steers from Neville and Lyndall Ensbey, Kandanga to return $669.
- The Roberts Family, Sandy Creek sold quality European cross steers 10-16 months for $1.64 $590, $1.61 $583 and $504 and $1.69 or $483.
- Charolais cross steers 10 months from Jeff and Wendy Klotz, Wonga sold for $1.63 or $568.
- Droughtmaster steers 10 months from Chris Leacy, Kandanga sold for $1.65 or $522.
- Brangus steers from John Robertson, Maleny sold for $1.55 to return $563 and $ 544.
- Vitwood "Susan River" sold droughtmaster steers 10 months for $1.68 to return $479 and $429.
- Droughtmaster steers 6-8 months from Des Beutel, Sandy Creek sold for $1.66 or $448.
- Droughtmaster steers 6-8 months from Dave and Elizabeth Allomes, Miva Homestead sold for $1.70 to return $396. Generally the better quality weaner steers sold from $1.50 to $1.70.
- Heifers met strong competition particularly for young breeder types.
- Droughtmaster cross heifers from the Roberts Family Sandy Creek sold for $1.55 or $673 and $1.46 ($470) and $1.49 ($417). Chabray heifers from Jeff and Wendy Klotz sold for $1.62 or $600.
- The Blanckensee Family, Pine Valley, Kandanga sold a very good quality line of young droughtmaster heifers selling to a top of $1.69 to return $472 and $403.
- Droughtmaster heifers from Dave and Elizabeth Allomes sold for $1.67 or $361.
- Better conditioned vealer heifers sold to a top of $1.56 but generally sold from $1.30 to $1.45. Plainer conditioned heifers sold from $1.00 to $1.35.
The next sale is on Monday, October 28.
Gin Gin cattle
THE Gin Gin Sale on Monday, October 14, was held in dusty, dry conditions as the dry tightens into the coastal belt.
- The sale, with smaller numbers of 280, was in sellers' favour on reports from other centres.
- The smaller numbers offered probably contributed to this result.
- Teresa Stewart sold no 2 brahman steers for $460.
- David and Pat Neubecker, of Yandaran, sold fresh, quality no 3 brahman steers for $400.
- Graham Stirrat, of Rosedale, sold weaned, store red brahman steers for $385.
- Jim Moodie, of South Kolan, sold well-grown, weaned crossbred steers for $440.
- Rob Wondrock, of Bargara, sold younger, weaner charolais steers for $400.
- Kel and Margaret Pengelly, of Ubobo, sold a pen of no 3 santa weaner heifers for $310.
- Tom Lester of Monduran, sold younger, lighter brahman cross weaner heifers for $250.
- John and Linda Steemson of Yandaran, sold store grey brahman cows, mostly no 3s with charbray calves 1-3 months for $610. Next sale scheduled for Monday, November 11.
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