Strong demand for cattle

Unjoined Droughtmaster Heifers 20mths old account of Justin Mangan from Nanango sold to a top of $1320 at Shepherdson and Boyd’s store sale at Toogoolawah on February 23. Picture: SHEPHERDSON AND BOYD

BEAUDESERT SALEYARDS

Saturday February 24

Droughtmaster Steers hit $1,535 at Beaudesert

Agents Bartholomew & Co reported a good quality yarding of predominately restocker steers. All descriptions sold to a fully-firm to dearer market for the choice pens. Heifers with breeding potential met strong competition.

Gregory & Jimmy Saverin, Eagleby sold Droughtmaster steers 2 years for $1,535. Charolais x steers 2 years account Eurara Pty Ltd, Innisplain sold for $1,520. Mt Walker Wood Pty Ltd, Mount Walker sold Droughtmaster steers 2 years fir $1,475. Brangus steers 18 months account JD Grazing, Dugandan sold for $1,400. Howard & Chris Head, Boonah sold Angus x steers 15 months for $1,340. Steve Green, Purga sold Charbray steers 15 months for $1,340. Droughtmaster steers 14 months account Mike Bauer, Hoya sold for $1,300. Dave & Barbara Smith, Beaudesert sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for $1,270. Droughtmaster weaner steers account The Russell Family Trust, Dugandan sold for $1,180. Produce To Be Proud Of, Innisplain sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for $1,140. Chris & Christine Franklin, Beaudesert sold Charbray weaner steers for $1,130. Simmental x weaner steers account The Oppermann Family, Maroon sold for $1,120.

JD Grazing sold Brangus heifers 18 months for $1,160. Santa heifers18 months account Peter & Carmel Flemming, Hoya sold for $1,200. Janet Wright, Coochin sold Santa x heifers 15 months for $940. Droughtmaster heifers account Brian & Kathleen Panitz, Rathdowney sold for $900. Greg Thomas, Laravale sold Droughtmaster x heifers 18 months for $900. The Russell Family Trust sold Charbray heifers 12 months for $890. Droughtmaster heifers 12 months account The Braes Grazing Company, Birnam sold for $770.

Katie Leask, Wivenhoe Pocket, sold Charolais x cows for $1,150. New Water Feedlot, Tabooba sold Charbray cows for $1,100. The Braes Grazing Company sold Droughtmaster cows & calves for $1,340.

The next Beaudesert Store Sale will be held on Saturday 9th March, 2024 commencing at 9.30am.

EUMUNDI SALEYARDS

Tuesday February 27

267 head were sold at Stariha Auctions Eumundi cattle sale on Tuesday. Steers continued to sell to a strong market. Cows came back a little in value, while vealer heifers were again easier. Lyn Hughes, Kandanga, sold a line of milk tooth Red Brangus heifers for $930. Cochrane Livestock Partners, Kandanga, sold a line of Angus cross steers for $1000. Steven Hamilton, Carters Ridge, sold a Droughtmaster bull for $2200 and a line of steers for $1100. Katrina Makings, Mt Pleasant, sold a pen of Droughtmaster cows for $1480. Richardson Family, Cooroy, sold Droughtmaster steers for $1110 and $1060. Tony Patch, Kureelpa, sold Charbray cows for $1470. Ramon DeVere, Kureelpa, sold Droughtmaster steers for $1100 and $1000. John Schmidt, Mt Mee, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for $1180, $940 and $840. Lilly Garrett, Amamoor, sold young Charbray steers for $850, $820 and $750. Jenny Adamski, Kandanga, sold Droughtmaster steers for $840.

MORETON SALEYARDS

Tuesday February 27

Agents Boyd O’Brien Bartholomew yarded of 446 head of cattle. Fewer cattle came to hand this week with more heavy export types penned. Trade yearlings sold at firm rates to last week. Prime 2 and 4 tooth ox were dearer than last week. Light and medium cows lost the gains of last week, but heavy cows were fully firm. A plainer selection of restockers and weaners suitable to return to the paddock sold to strong competition to be fully firm on last week’s strong sale.

Weaner Steers, C & L Davy, Angus, 371.2c/kg, $928/head.

Weaner Heifers, W Josey, Brahman X, 291.2c/kg, $497/head.

Feeder Steers, G Phillips, Charbray, 367.2c/kg, $1395/head.

Feeder Heifers, P Dolan, Santa, 279.2c/kg, $1150/head.

4 Tooth Heifers, Parkdale Farming, Charolais, 280c/kg, $1851/head.

2/4 Tooth Ox, Boonaroo Past, Charolais X, 307.2c/kg, $1920/head.

Potential Foster Cow, Boyland Farms, Jersey, 287.2c/kg, $1191/head.

Pen of Medium Cows, M Baker, DroughtMaster X, 257.2c/kg, $1414/head.

Heavy Cows, Mezzies Place, Angus, 244.2c/kg, $1544/head.

Bulls, W & S Norton, Angus, 270.2c/kg, $2661/head.

TOOGOOLAWAH SALEYARDS

Friday February 23

Shepherdson and Boyd reported an increased yarding of 2160 head for their fortnightly store sale at Toogoolawah. Strong competition was seen on the steer portion of the draft with prices easing slightly in line with all other centrescenters this week. Feeder heifers and breeder heifers while selling extremely well did not maintain the vibrant prices of last sale. Backgrounder heifers are finding less competition, after feeder prices have reduced by approxapprox. 30-40 cents/kg. Small 4-5 mths weaner heifers met the toughest market of the day. Cows maintained the prices of last sale with a larger yarding of cows. Cows and calves sold to a strong market with good competition.

Runge Grazing of Kilcoy sold Santa X steers 20mths old for $1520/head & $1510/head. Grant Ward of Toogoolawah sold Brangus X steers 20mths old for $1490/head. Two Tons Stock and Plant of Harlin sold Droughtmaster Feeder steers 18mths old for $1450/head. Crank InductriesIndustries of Christmas Creek sold Angus X steers 16mths old for $1400/head. Erins Homes of Bromelton sold Droughtmaster steers 14mths old for $1330/head. Colinton station sold Charbray X steers 14mths old for $1340/head. The Tinney Family of Toogoolawah sold Charolais X steers 14mths old for $1320/head. Peter Buhle of Kalbar sold a quality pen of Charolais X steers 12-14mths old for $1300/head. Greendale Cattle Co of Tambo sold a run of 130 Charbray and Brangus Steers 10-14mths old with pens topping at $1290, $1240 and $1160/head. Peter & Brenda McGreevy of Anduramba sold Angus Steers 12-14mths old for $1220/head.

D & E Spring of Colinton sold Droughtmaster steers 12mths old for $1180/head. A & E Marriott of Nanango sold Charolais weaner steers 6-8mths old for $1180/head. The Schmidt Family of Fernvale sold Charolais X weaner steers 8mths old for $1110/head. G & L Christensen of Kilcoy sold Santa X steers 10-12mths old for $1070/head. Tom Crowley of Buaraba sold Charolais X weaner steers 6-8mths old for $1030/head. Rudbug P/L of Jimna sold Santa X steers 12-14mths old for $1160/head. G & D Geysing of Wondai sold Limousin steer calves 5-6mths old for $850/head.

A quality line of Droughtmaster heifers 20mths old for $1320 and $1190. A & L Bechley of Colinton sold Charolais X feeder heifers 20mths old for $1160/head. Peter Buhle of Kalbar sold Charolais X heifers 16mths old for $1040/head. A & E Marriott of Nanango sold Charolais X weaner heifers 6-8mths old for $1000/head. V & J Altass sold Angus X heifers 16mths old for $990/head. Helen Clarke of Beaudesert sold Euro X heifers 14mths old for $950/head. Russell Clark of Beaudesert sold Santa X heifers 10mths old for $780/head. B & P Runge sold Santa X heifers 10-12mths old for $760 and $740/head. Greendale Cattle Co of Tambo sold a run of Charbray and Brangus heifers 10-12mths old for $750, $740 and $725/head. Colinton station sold a run of 59 Charbray heifers 12mths old for $740/head.

Rudbug P/L of Jimna sold Santa X heifers 12mths old for $750/head. G & J Cahill of Christmas Creek sold Simmental X heifers 12mths old for $750/head. Tom Crowley sold Charolais X weaner heifers 6-8mths old for $720/head. Mount Moon Pastoral of Croftby sold Charolais X weaner heifers 6-8mths old for $680/head. G & D Geysing of Wondai sold Limo weaner heifers 5-6mths old for $600/head.

Simmental X cows and calves account of J & L Wendt of Fernvale sold for $1720/unit. W & T Davis of Linville sold middle aged Droughtmaster cows and calves 2-3mths old for $1520/head. A & B Little sold Brangus Cows 11 years old and calves 4-5mths old for $1620/head. M & S Symes of Eidsvold sold Aged Santa Cows PTIC for $1400/head. Bindalong of Blackbutt sold Droughtmaster Cows 9 years old for $1200/head. Shepherdson and Boyd would like to thank all of their vendors, buyers and underbidders for their valued support. The next Toogoolawah Store Sale will be on Friday the 8th of March, starting at 9am.