Gympie Market 16th January 2017
A good quality yarding of 1552 cattle at Sullivan Livestock’s first sale for 2017 saw the market firm to dearer for all descriptions. Cattle were drawn from Maryborough, Aramara, Bauple, Tiaro, Woolooga, Kilkivan, Maleny, Conondale, Kenilworth, Obi Obi, Eumundi and all local areas.
Brangus steers from Loridon Pty Ltd, Tiaro sold for $3.44 ($1609 & $1606) while their Droughtmaster brothers made $3.40 to return $1448. Elizabeth Pretorius, Traveston sold a great run of Droughtmaster and Brahman cross heavy feeder steers topping $3.43 ($1443) $3.42 ($1618, $1591, $1473, $1464, $1491 and $1469). Charbray steers from Maree Duncombe, Conondale sold for $3.70 to return $1294 and $1145. Droughtmaster steers from Maulucy Pty Ltd, Torquay made $3.46 to return $1246. Droughtmaster steers from Robert McCarthy, Kia Ora made $3.47 or $1151. Santa steers from W & T Edwards, Kilkivan sold for $3.52 ($1166). Brangus steers from J.W Hains, Running Creek made $3.66 ($1162 and $1103) while their Droughtmaster cross brothers made $3.44 ($1048). Charbray cross steers from Robyn Kingston sold for $3.55 ($1008). Droughtmaster steers from J&E Reithmuller, Tiaro made $3.88 ($930). Droughtmaster steers from Col & Joyce Blankensee sold for $3.72 ($935). Droughtmaster steers from B.H & S.O Portas, Woolooga made $4.16 ($1016). Charbray steers from Greg Walsh, Amamoor sold for $4.05 ($910). Charbray steers for John Krafft, Gunalda made $3.99 ($970). Light Droughtmaster steers from Kilkivan topped at $4.28 or $763. Overall better quality weaner steers sold from $3.50 to $4.28 pending condition and weight.
Feeder heifers topped at $3.30 for Droughtmaster cross heifers from R&J Brooks, Cinnabar to return $1207 & $1145. Brahman cross heifers from Astenridge Pty Ltd, ‘Marodian Station’ made $3.18 ($1229). Droughtmaster heifers, 10 months from W & J Paulger, Kenilworth sold for $3.43 ($993). Droughtmaster heifers from Col & Joyce Blankensee sold for $3.47 ($890 and $869). Charbray heifers 6-8 months, from Mixhill Pty Ltd sold for $3.43 ($756). Better quality lines of weaner heifers generally sold from $3.35 to $3.53. Good conditioned vealer heifers sold from $3.15 to $3.40.
Cows and claves were limited in supply selling to a top of $1725 for Santa cows and calves from W&T Edwards, Kilkivan.
Next Sale Monday 30th January 2017
Meatworks Sale Report 16th January 2017
Store Sale 16th January 2017
Total Cows and Calves: 13×13