WEANER STEERS $2.64 AT GYMPIE
Sullivan Livestock yarded 1682 cattle at their Gympie Sale held Monday 16th March. The market for heavy feeders was slightly easier with quality not being quite as good as previous sales, while young cattle remained very firm. Cattle were drawn from Maryborough, Tiaro, Bauple, Aramara, Woolooga, Kilkivan, Condondale, Maleny, Kenilworth and all local areas.
Heavy feeder steers topped at $2.40/kg generally selling from $2.20 to $2.38. Good quality Droughtmaster steers 18 months from the Pretorious Family, Traveston sold for $2.27 or $866 & $773. Droughtmaster steers from Rod & Cherie O`Rourke, Aramara sold for $2.23 or $774. Charbray steers 16 months from Tom Cameron, Calico Creek sold for $2.30 to return $717. Droughtmaster steers from the Howard family, Aramara sold for $2.22 or $683. The Searle Family sold Charolais X steers for $2.34 or $782. Charolais X weaner steers from Rod Janke sold for $2.64 or $887. Simmental X weaner steers from Brad & Melinda Murnane, Wonga sold for $2.60 or $722. Limousin X steers from the Glasby Family, Kin Kin sold for $2.50 or $670. Droughtmaster weaner steers from Selwyn Tombs, Kandanga sold for $2.54 or $643. Droughtmaster steers from John & Wendy Stuart, Coondoo sold for $2.53 or $552. Better quality weaner steers generally sold from $2.20 to $2.55.
Feeder heifers which were limited in supply and quality, sold to a top of $2.05. Good quality vealer heifers sold to a top of $2.22 for Charolais X heifers from Rod Janke returning $699. Limousin X heifers from the Knowles Family sold for $2.19 or $627. Brangus heifers from the Jackson Family, Owanyilla sold for $2.10 or $450 and $429. Better conditioned vealer heifers generally sold from $1.95 to $2.10, while plainer types sold from $1.78 to $2.00.
Cows and calves were limited in supply and sold to a top of $970.
Next Liveweight Sale (Meatworks & Store) Monday 30th March, 2015
LIVEWEIGHT MEATWORKS SALE 16th MARCH 2015
LIVEWEIGHT STORE SALE 16th MARCH 2015
Total Yarding Open Auction Cow & Calves 28 x 23
Av$/Unit Open Auction $714
Top $/Unit Open Auction $970