Burnett Livestock & Realty’s meatworks and store sale on Monday saw a yarding of 919 head. The meatworks market was affected by quality and volume, easing on last sale. Feeder steer prices lifted reflecting the good quality volume lines offered and weaner cattle were harder to shift while buyers wait for more rain and look for more consistent lines of weaners. Plainer type store cattle contributed to the softening market averages.
Bullocks over 600kg sold to 287c, easing 3c on last sale. Trade bullocks 500kg-600kg sold to 291c, back 3c, and cows over 500kg sold to 252c, back 6c. Cows 400 to 500kg sold to 235c, back 10c. Feeder steers 400kg to 500kg sold to a top of 288c, up 8c, while steers 300kg to 400kg sold to 283c, up 6c. Steers 200kg to 300kg sold to 279c, down 6c on last fortnight. Heifers 300kg to 400kg sold for 244c, back 18c, and heifers 200kg to 300kg sold to 240c, down 14c.
Four tooth Santa cross bullocks from Wandoan sold for 287c/$1768. Four tooth Brangus bullocks from Murgon sold for 275c/$1713. Droughtmaster bullocks from Gin Gin sold for 260c/$1886. Two and four tooth Santa cross bullocks from Wandoan sold for 291c/$1732.
Charolais cows from Theodore sold for 252c/$1880. Droughtmaster cows from Bundaberg sold for 247c/$1517. Droughtmaster cross cows from Brooweena sold for 236c/$1319. Six tooth Limousin cross heifers from Boompa sold for 251c/$1306. Six tooth Brahman heifers from Coringa sold for 256c/$1216. Six tooth Droughtmaster cross heifers from Brooweena sold for 250c/$1125.
A line of 72 milk and two tooth Charbray steers from Bundaberg sold to a top of 288c/$1383. A good line of milk and two tooth Santa Gertrudis cross steers from Wandoan sold for 283c/$1326. Milk and two tooth Red Angus cross steers from Morganville sold for 284c/$1255. Milk tooth Santa steers from Mt Perry sold for 278c/$1126. Milk tooth Charbray steers from Gin Gin sold for 280c/$1134. Charolais weaner steers from Gayndah sold for 279c/$767. Charbray weaner steers from Gayndah sold for 277c/$699. Belmont Red cross weaner steers from Childers sold for 273c/$803. Light Red Poll cross weaner steers Teebar sold for 279c/$456.
Milk tooth Charbray heifers from Gin Gin sold for 244c/$914. Droughtmaster heifers from Gayndah sold for 244c/$915. Milk and two tooth Charbray cross heifers from Bundaberg sold for 235c/$923. Milk and two tooth Droughtmaster heifers from Biggenden sold for 230c/$903. Milk tooth Simbrah heifers from Gayndah sold for 235c/$905. Belmont Red cross heifers from Childers sold for 240c/$669. Light Angus weaner heifers from Mt Perry sold for 228c/$518. Santa Gertrudis weaner heifers from Gayndah sold for 230c/$542.
The next meatworks and store sale will be Monday October 22.