THE annual Southern Queensland Droughtmaster Store Show and Sale held at Burnett Livestock & Realty's Biggenden Saleyards last Thursday saw a yarding of 749 head.
It was another quality yarding of droughtmaster cattle, with the good quality cattle selling stronger than the current market, while the lesser quality went with the present trend and were tougher to sell.
Only 42 steers 400-500kg were yarded topping at 177c and averaging 168.3c. Steers 300-400kg topped at 210c for a weaner steer to go through as a led steer, while No 2 steers topped at 171c. A great quality line of weaner steers was yarded mostly selling at 185-195c topping at 216c and averaging 187-189c.
All heifers yarded were pre-weighed and sold at open auction and the market was strong throughout. Only one pen over 400kg was yarded and sold for $730. Heifers running with bulls and pregnancy tested in-calf sold $520-$660. No 2 heifers unjoined sold at $380-$670, while No 3 heifers topped at $470. Cows 6x6 and calves sold for $820.
Cattle were drawn from Bogantungan, Theodore, Chinchilla, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Moffatdale, Barambah, Durong, Goomeri, Manumbar, Nanango, Blackbutt, Kybong, Glastonbury, Gunalda, Woolooga, Yerra, Thinoomba, Brooweena, Childers, Wallaville, Coliseum and all local areas.
RP Lamb, Childers sold milk and two tooth steers to top at 175c or $783. AW & MJ Jones, Coringa sold milk and two tooth No 1 steers for 177c or $709 and No 2 steers for 164c or $595. GMC Pastoral, Elginvale sold No 1 steers for 177c or $726. No 2 steers on account of NJ & KM Gibson, Boompa sold for 161c or $604. SH & SK Apel, Chinchilla sold No 2 steers to sell from 158-171c or $560-$602.
The Champion Pen of Steers was won by JE & TE Tincknell, Mundubbera for an outstanding line of No 3 steers to sell for 201c or $647.
The Tincknell line averaged 193.2c or $569. The Heness Family, Goomeri sold droughtmaster cross No 3 steers from 191-210c or $499-$683. The Rhind Family, Yerra sold No 3 steers to top at 195c or $474. No 3 steers on account of M Maragna, Coliseum sold for an average of about 198c or $496. PJ Stewart, Brooweena sold light No 3 steers for 192c or $371. Light No 3 steers on account JA Ferris, Coringa sold for 194c or $374. No 3 steers on account of Konjuli Partnership, Woolooga sold for 216c or $456. Medway Grazing Pty Ltd, Bogantungan sold No 2 heifers that had been running with the bull to sell for $580 (328kg), $610 (295kg), $650 (370kg) and $660 (336kg).
PTIC heifers on account of Bichel & Hall, Glastonbury sold for $650 (374kg). A Templeton & Son, Kybong again lined up some quality all polled No 2 heifers that had been running with the bull to sell for $700 (349kg) and $600 (307kg).
The Champion Pen of Females was won by AL & SM Fowler, Coalstoun Lakes for a classy pen of unjoined 404kg No 2 heifer that sold for $730. Margaret Wilson, Blackbutt sold No 2 unjoined heifers for $670 (359kg). No 3 heifers in light condition on account of JA Ferris, Coringa sold for $330 (192kg).
LC Ellis, of Yerra, sold No 3 droughtmaster cross heifers for $360 (210kg). No 3 heifers on account of DR & ME McCallum, Nanango, sold for $410 (239kg).
The Rhind Family, Yerra, sold No 3 heifers to sell for $380 (211kg) and $400 (240kg). The Heness Family, Goomeri sold droughtmaster cross No 3 heifers for $410 (242kg and 246kg).
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