COWS & CALVES $1310 AT GYMPIE
Sullivan Livestock yarded 1748 cattle at their Gympie Sale held Monday 2nd March where the market for all descriptions remained quite firm. Cattle were drawn from Gin Gin, Bundaberg, Aramara, Bauple, Woolooga, Kilkivan, Conondale, Kenilworth and all local areas.
Good quality Charbray steers from Happy Jack Pastoral, Carters Ridge sold for $2.61/kg to return $1,245. Droughtmaster X steers from Ken Ellis sold for $2.60 or $1,125. Droughtmaster steers from Geoff Pearce, Cedar Pocket sold for $2.50 or $1,187. Charbray X steers from Greg Nuske, Kin Kin sold for $2.62 or $983. The Miller family, `Durramcourt` Gunalda sold a good draft of Brahman X steers selling for $2.33 ($781), $2.26 ($787, $771 & $767). There was a very good quality line up of weaner steers and they sold accordingly. Charbray steers 8 months from Allan & Jan Salmon, Widgee sold for $2.57, 321kg, $826. Droughtmaster steers from Col & Joyce Blanckensee, Kandanga sold for $2.40 or $640. Percy Bichel, Glastonbury sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for $2.41 or $622. Lester Hall, Kybong sold Droughtmaster steers for $2.36 or $639. Droughtmaster weaner steers from Chris Black, Bells Bridge sold for $2.58 & $2.50/kg. Good quality Brangus steers from the Walker family, Bundaberg sold for $2.39 or $745 & $591 and $2.33/kg $555. Generally better quality weaner steers sold from $2.20 to $2.60.
There was a mixed quality yarding of feeder heifers selling to a top of $2.14, but generally from $2.00 to $2.12. Good quality Droughtmaster heifers from Col & Joyce Blanckensee sold for $2.26 ($680) and their younger sisters sold for $2.16 or $581. Droughtmaster heifers from Percy Bichel, Glastonbury sold for $2.12 or $546. Droughtmaster heifers from Chris Black sold for $2.25 or $512. Droughtmaster heifers from Des Beutel, Sandy Creek sold for $2.06 or $567. Good conditioned vealer heifers sold to a top of $2.12 but generally sold from $2.02 to $2.10. Plainer types of weaner heifers sold from $1.75 to $2.00.
Cows & Calves met spirited competition selling to a top of $1310 for Gelviah X cows & calves from Glen Chaplin, Cooroy. Brahman cows & calves from Graham Craig, sold for $980. Droughtmaster cows & calves from Arthur Banks, Woolooga sold for $970. The next run sold from $700 to $930.
Next Liveweight Sale (Meatworks & Store) Monday 16nd March, 2015
LIVEWEIGHT MEATWORKS SALE 2nd MARCH 2015
LIVEWEIGHT STORE SALE 2nd MARCH 2015
Total Yarding Open Auction Cow & Calves 80 x 79
Av$/Unit Open Auction $890
Top $/Unit Open Auction $1310