Monto Cattle and Country's annual Charbray feature sale goes from strength to strength with 862 Charbray and Charbray infused cattle yarded at Monto saleyards with a total yarding of 1672 head.
Numbers increased in all yards over Queensland this week which put some pressure on prices particularly smaller plainer heifers.
The 2019 champion pen of steers was won by Will and Susan Appleton, Native Bee, Clermont which also won best pen of weaner steers and sold to 300c/kg with an average weight of 3096kg to return $929.
Reserve champion steers was won by Harold and Pam Dwyer with their weaner steers 320kg selling to 291c or $933.
Barry and Carol Whitaker won champion steers 10-18mths with HGP treated steers 353kg to realise 275c or $970. Monto Grazier Steve Pailthorpe won best pen of steers 18mths and over, sold to 289c and averaged 435kg to return $1258.
Paul and Monica Lobegeier's Charbray bullocks took out the prime class to return $1605 or 289c. Harold and Pam Dwyer, Biggenden sold Charbray weaners from their Cracow property, Boughyard, and won best pen of weaner heifers, champion pen of females and also reserve champion pen of females with the quality heifers selling to 231c or $702.
Les and Anne Marshall, Greenfields stud, won best pen of heifers 10-18mths which sold to 240c or $817. Heifers 18mths and over was won by the Gooding family, Marlegoo stud, Goovigen which sold to 242c or $890. DA and RW Brown, Wallon, Banana won Charbray prime females with quality No 7 heifers 472kg which sold to 276c or $1305.
The Charbray section was judged by the astute eye of Bevan Radel, Kandoona Brahmans, Taroom and Injune.
Brad and Donna would like to thank The Charbray Society for supporting Monto Cattle and Country and all their wonderful MCC staff in presenting the cattle so well. Also a big thanks to all the sponsors, vendors and buyers on the day.
Monto's next feature sale for 2019 will be the annual store cattle show and sale on Wednesday June 19.