Gympie Weaners $2.85/kg at Gympie
Sullivan Livestock yarded 2088 cattle at their Gympie Sale where all descriptions hit new highs. Cattle were drawn from Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Maryborough, Tiaro, Aramara, Brooweena, Woolooga, Kilkivan, Eumundi, Maleny, Kenilworth, Cooroy and all local areas.
Charbray steers from Jan Mullholland, Widgee Crossing sold for $2.47 to return $1267. Droughtmaster steers from Chris Burke, Tiaro sold for $2.68 or $1180 and $1137. Droughtmaster X steers 18 months from the Roberts Family, SandyCreek sold for $2.67 ($1160). Shorthorn X Charbray steers from Rob & Sharon Lohse, Spring Creek sold for $2.64 ($933) and $2.58 ($956). Hereford X steers from Jeff Carlson, Miva sold for $2.61 or $982. Charbray steers from Ted Fisher, Widgee sold for $2.57 ($863). John McCarthy, KiaOra sold a very good draft of Droughtmaster steers 12-14 months selling for $2.61 to return $872, $790 & $698. Charbray weaner steers from Ian Hewitt, `Tagigan Downs` sold for $2.66 for a good result of $822, $770, $709 & $697. Limousin X steers from Wayne Farrington, Biggenden sold for $2.59 or $834. Topping the weaner steers was a draft of Droughtmaster steers from BLR Operations Pty Ltd, Gundiah selling for $2.85 to return $723 & $655. Droughtmaster steers from Chris Black, BellsBridge sold for $2.79 or $797. Droughtmaster steers from John Krafft, Gunalda sold for $2.64 or $700. Droughtmaster steers from Rob Bloomfield, Cootharaba sold for $2.61 or $629. Generally better quality weaner steers sold from $2.40 to $2.85, the next run sold from $2.00 to $2.38.
There was a very good lineup of feeder heifers selling to a top of $2.55 for Charbray heifers from Grant Gericke while his other pens sold for $2.50 & $2.49 to return $1046, $938 & $916. Howard & Brenda Kirby,`Gemini Downs` sold a very good draft of heifers with Droughtmaster heifers selling for $2.53 & $2.51 to return $1058 & $1045 while their Brangus heifers sold for $2.50 or $1036 & $1058. Tressavale Grazing sold Charbray heifers for $2.50, $1093 while their Brahman heifers sold for $2.37 to return $970, $884 & $842. Quality Droughtmaster heifers from the Costello Family, Maleny sold for $2.52 or $955. Charbray heifers from John Krafft, Gunalda sold for $2.47, $907. Charolais heifers from the Lofthouse Family, MotharMountain sold for $2.39 or $905. Limousin X and Droughtmaster X heifers from Barry Hiron, Sexton sold for $2.30 or $883. Charolais X heifers from Ian Hewitt sold for $2.36 ($718 & $704) and $2.23 ($583). Good condition vealer heifers generally sold from $2.08 to $2.22. Better quality store weaner heifers sold from $1.80 to $2.10.
Cows and Calves met strong competition with Droughtmaster Cow & Calves from Little Yabba Droughtmasters selling for $1320 & $1310. Charbray Cows & Calves from Nargoon Cattle Co sold for $1320 & $1200. Droughtmaster Cows & Calves from Goomeri, sold for $1160. Droughtmaster Cows & Calves from Bill Pukallus, Widgee sold for $1000. Droughtmaster X Cows & Calves from Mundubbera sold for $940 & $900.
Next Liveweight Sale (Meatworks & Store) Monday 2nd February, 2015
LIVEWEIGHT MEATWORKS SALE 19th JANUARY 2015
LIVEWEIGHT STORE SALE 19th JANUARY 2015
Total Yarding Open Auction Cow & Calves 98 x 98
Av$/Unit Open Auction $1071
Top $/Unit Open Auction $1320