Testament to a good season

Alan Broome and Steve Dunn

Paul Pratt

Pratt Agencies Annual Weaner Sale in Murgon on Friday 30 April yarded Just on 1000 calves.

The yarding was up to the usual very high quality of Burnett weaners.

The condition of the calves was testament to the better season experienced this year (in places) compared to the previous few years.

Cattle were drawn from Gayndah, Mt Perry, Nanango, Yarraman, Kilkivan, Kingaroy and locally.

A full panel of buyers from North & South Burnett as well as Downs buyers were in attendance.

Santa steers from D Stanton Goomeri sold to $6.00 c/kg returning $2130.00.

A & R Barsby Tansey sold 2 pens of Charbray steers for $1708.00 (4.68) & $1565.00 (4.58).

M Smith Gayndah sold prize winning Charbray steers for $5.44 c/kg for $1714.00 & $6.02 c/kg and $1558.00.

G & J Zahl Gayndah sold Charolais cross steers for $1653.00 (5.40) & $1586.00 (6.06).

W & S Dollard Manyung sold Charbray steers for $5.86 c/kg & $1638.00.

T Court Goomeri sold Charbray steers for $6.06 c/kg returning $1586.00.

Charbray steers from G & M Sullivan Moffatdale sold for $1480.00 at $5.60 c/kg, with their Droughtmaster steers also making $5.60 for $1652.00.

I & J Davies Kilkivan sold a draft of 50 Euro & British cross steers for an average of $5.71 c/kg, 267 kg & $1528.00.

T Stanton Goomeri sold Simmental cross steers for $6.08 c/kg and $1520.00.

Angus steers a/c T Sampson Yarraman sold for $1653.00 and $5.40 c/kg.

E & S Pick Tansey sold Brangus steers for $1520.00 at $6.32 c/kg.

Brangus steers from R & N Hanson Crownthorpe sold for $1300.00 at $6.22 c/kg.

Brangus steers a/c ANSDE Goomeri sold to $6.00 c/kg returning $1545.00.

Red Angus steers a/c G & A Sippel Redgate sold to $1538.00 at $5.50 c/kg.

Brangus steers from A & J McLean Kilkivan sold for $6.22 c/kg &1151.00.

Santa steers from Crownthorpe a/c Kelly Brothers sold for $1610.00 at $5.58 c/kg.

Class winning Santa steers a/c the Lee Family Nanango sold to $5.84 c/kg & $1596.00.

Braford steers from Gayndah a/c AJ Bambling sold for $1373.00 and $6.14 c/kg.

Local Droughtmaster steers a/c L Reimers sold for $5.98 c/kg & $1353.00.

Prize winning Charbray heifers from G & M Sullivan Moffatdale sold for $1400.00 at $4.80 c/kg.

A & K Barsby Tansey sold first place winners for $1565.00 and $4.58 c/kg, and a second pen for $1374.00 at $4.78 c/kg.

Charolais heifers from G & J Zahl Gayndah sold to $4.70 c/kg for $1450.00.

Brangus heifers from R & N Hanson sold to $5.06 c/kg returning $1140.00.

Charbray heifers from Gayndah sold for $1210.00 and $4.88 c/kg.

Angus heifers from A & J McLean Kilkivan sold for $4.76 c/kg and $1030.00.

Charolais cross heifers from Proston sold for $1113.00 and $4.72 c/kg.

Steers averaged $5.55 c/kg – $1514.00.

Heifers averages $4.54 c/kg – $1206.00.

Yarding averaged $5.12 c/kg.