Monto Cattle & Country's fortnightly fat and store sale saw 750 head yarded. Prime cattle saw slight losses in the cow section while prime bullocks sold to solid rates. Feeder cattle sold to solid rates as well while young steers were generally selling from 240-270c/kg and weaner heifers 180-210c/kg.
Heavy bulls sold from 230 to 248c with the majority going to the boats. Bill and Kath Dow sold Droughtmaster bullocks from 279c or $1870. LG and RE Benecke penned Charbray bullocks 588kg to realise 265c. Pat Williams sold trade Santa heifers for 250c or $1182. AJ Allison penned Santa trade heifers to return $1110 or 245c. RE Comiskey sold Red Brahman cows 542kg to realise $1080. CS and ALR Angers' Santa cows 538kg made $1066 or 198c.
AJ Allison penned Santa steers 484kg to return $1300 or 270c. GR Talbot sold Euro steers 516kg for 275c or $1420 and 470kg steers for 267c or $1258. G and L Muller's Santa No.8 steers 455kg sold to 267c or $1217.
CM and JM Bryen sold Santa weaner steers for 260c or $683. AJ Allison's weaner Santa steers returned $690 or 260c. CR and SA Purkis sold Angus weaner steers for 257c or $565. ML Pokarier's Santa cross weaner steers 266kg sold to 254c or $677.
James A Sinclair sold Santa cows and calves for $940. V and A Goody sold Euro heifers 418kg for 230c or $962. KG Ball sold Charbray cross No.8 heifers for 231c or $887. WG and SL Williams sold Droughtmaster and Charbray cross No.8 heifers for 237 and 235c topping at $853.
G and I Augenstein penned Simmental cross weaner heifers 260kg for 211c or $552. R and L Blyton's 242kg Charolais heifers sold for $500 or 205c. ML Pokarier sold Charolais heifers 250kg for $515 or 206c.
Monto's next sale is a fat and store sale on Wednesday June 5 to be followed by the annual store cattle show and sale on June 19, which currently has 600 head booked.