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Top prices hold at Burnett livestock sale

QUALITY: Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Lance Whitaker with a pen of Simmental cross heifers on account of Keith Sarnadsky, Morganville. The heifers sold for 156.2c or $572.
QUALITY: Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Lance Whitaker with a pen of Simmental cross heifers on account of Keith Sarnadsky, Morganville. The heifers sold for 156.2c or $572. Contributed

BURNETT Livestock and Realty's meatworks and store sale held on Thursday, October 10, had a yarding of 804 head.

Better quality cattle were holding their rates while the lesser quality light conditioned cattle proved harder to sell, given the sale's mixed results.

Bullocks topped similar to the previous sale but the mixed quality over 600kg were eight cents cheaper while 500kg to 600kg bullocks sold four cents dearer.

  • G & S Turner and family, Lowmead, sold santa and brangus No 0 bullocks for 163.2c or $1027 to $1105.
  • RA Young, Coringa sold droughtmaster cross two to four tooth bullocks for 171.2c or $885.
  • The Cox family, Miriam Vale, sold droughtmaster cross bullocks for 165.2c or $1049 to $1053.
  • Cows also suffered those results with cows over 500kg not the quality of the previous sale and averaging five cents cheaper. Cows 400kg to 500kg were also five cents cheaper while cows under 400kg improved slightly.
  • Jensco Grazing, Mt Perry, sold santa cows to top at 136.2c or $724.
  • ARN Horwood Family Trust, Gin Gin, sold brahman charolais cross cows to top at 136.2c or $783.
  • Trade heifers sold more consistent than the previous sales but averaged five cents cheaper.
  • Maitland Bros, Boompa sold two to six tooth trade heifers from 143.2c to 146.2c or $596 to $608.
  • JC Seidner, Gayndah sold brahman cross six tooth heifers to top at 140c or $675.
  • Heavy bulls topped at 160.2c, 11 cents higher than last sale but overall averaged five cents cheaper.
  • Only a handful of steers 400kg to 500kg were yarded and averaged three cents dearer.
  • Steers 300kg to 400kg topped at 160.2c to average 11 cents dearer.
  • RC Fitzsimmons, Dallarnil sold brahman cross milk and two tooth steers from 156.2c to 160.2c or $579 to $659.
  • M & A Clegg, Mt Perry sold charolais cross milk and two tooth steers to top at 154.2c or $617.
  • Weaner steers held firm on average with better quality steers selling dearer while the lesser quality dragged the average back.
  • The Beddows family, Windera, sold simbrah weaner steers from 153.2c to 165.2c or $332 to $380.
  • Brian Pastures sold brahman weaner steers for 155.2c or $312.
  • Feeder heifers 300kg to 400kg sold much dearer, with one boosting the average 12 cents dearer.
  • KD Sarnadsky, Morganville, sold simmental charbray cross No 2 heifers from 155.2c to 156.2c or $572 to $616.
  • RA Young, Coringa sold droughtmaster cross No 2 and 3 heifers to top at 155.2c or $525.
  • Weaner heifers were of mixed quality but saw better averages being seven to nine cents dearer.
  • A line of santa and santa hereford no 3 heifers from Taroom sold from 124.2c to 145.2c or $208 to $385.
  • Roslyn Buczma, Biggenden, sold brangus cross weaner heifers from 125c to 130c or $279 to $351. 4 x 4 cows and calves were yarded and sold from $410 to $510.
  • Cattle were drawn from Taroom, Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Binjour, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Windera, Thinoomba, Maryborough, Childers, Bundaberg, Gin Gin, South Kolan, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Calliope, Booyal and all local areas.

The next meatworks and store sale will be held on Monday, October 21.

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