Blackall agents yarded 1576 head at their fat and store sale on July 11. Cattle were drawn from Blackall, Stonehenge, Isisford, Winton, Boulia, Barcaldine and Longreach districts. The fat cattle market was strengthened by five processors operating and the live export buyers once again provided solid competition on the bulls yarded. Store cattle and feeder cattle were once again in demand with a solid panel of feeder and store cattle buyers present. The store heifer market was up to 40c stronger.
Bulls under 450kg sold to 256c, average 247c, and bulls over 450kg made 275c, average 252c.
Cows 300-400kg sold to 192c, average 158c, cows 400-500kg made 255c, average 204c, and cows over 500kg reached 233c, to average 218c.
Heifers under 220kg made 180c, average 178c, heifers 220-280kg sold to 256c, averaging 236c, heifers 280-350kg reached 256c, average 225c, heifers 350-450kg made 258c, average 239c, and heifers over 450kg sold to 288c, averaging 273c.
Steers under 220kg sold to 289c, average 241c, steers 220-280kg sold to 300c, averaging 290c, steers 280-350kg made 295c, average 281c, steers 350-400kg reached 285c, average 258c, steers 400-550kg made 288c, average 259c, and steers over 550kg sold to 293c, average 273c.
Cows and calves made to $1220/unit.
T and K Joseland, Eltham, Isisford, sold Brangus cross bullocks to a top of 293c weighing 622kg to return $1825/head. Mandy Curran, Talleyrand, Longreach, sold an impressive pen of Santa cross steers for 280.2c with an average weight of 600.4kg and returned a head value of $1682.37.
Mt Macquarie Pastoral Co, Mt Macquarie, Blackall, sold heavy Simbrah bulls for 275c at 929kg to return $2555/hd. Bloomfield Pastoral Company, Bloomfield, Blackall, sold Droughtmaster bulls to a top of 250c weighing 705kg to return $1763/hd.
Rayment Pastoral Holdings, Eildon Park, Winton, sold Santa bulls to 269.2c weighing 614kg to return $1653.66/hd. LW, MJ and EL Deem sold Droughtmaster bulls at 260.2c weighing 815kg to return $2120.63/hd, Droughtmaster cows at 231c weighing 545.3kg to return $1259.56/hd and Droughtmaster steers at 282.2c weighing 403kg to return $1138.21/hd. Sir William Allen, Forest Park, sold a great line of big Santa bulls for 265cg averaging 710kg returning $1881.50/hd.
Sir William Allen, Alice Downs, Blackall, sold quality EU fat cows for 233.3c weighing 580kg to return a head value of $1352.56. John Pratt, Traprock Farming, Stonehenge, sold Santa cross cows for 232.2c with an average weight of 600kg returning a head value of $1393.20. Swan Hill Cattle Co, Swan Hill, Blackall, sold good heavy Santa cows for 232.2c at 632kg to return $1469/hd. MT and SW Pidgeon, Ventry, sold Angus cows at 224c/kg weighing 613kg to return $1373.6/hd. GGP Pastoral Co, Smiths Lagoon, sold Droughtmaster cows for 225.2c weighing 516.7kg to return $1163.53/hd.
Bailey Properties, Paradise Downs, Blackall, sold cows to 224.2c weighing 533.8kg to return $1196.88/hd. WG Britton Sandila, Boulia, sold Santa cross cows to 231.2c weighing 635kg to return $1468.12/hd. Listowel Downs, Blackall, sold a range of quality animals , Santa cows for 198c averaging 515.8kg and returning $1021.35, Santa heifers sold for 251.2c at 418.8kg returning $1051.90 and Santa cross steers for 240c weighing 535kg to return a head value of $1605.
M Britton, Sandila, Boulia, sold Santa cross heifers to 288.2c weighing 518kg to return $1492.80/hd. Rayment Pastoral Holdings, Eildon Park, Winton, sold heifers to 230.2c weighing 410kg to return $943/hd.
Pigurra Grazing Co, Forest Hill, Blackall, sold Shorthorn feeder steers for 276.2c at 399kg to return $1103/hd. Rayment Pastoral Holdings, Eildon Park, Winton, also sold Santa steers to 274.2c weighing 386kg to return $1051.95/hd.
Hayfield Pastoral Company sold Angus steers at 300c weighing 258.3kg to return $774.84/hd and Angus heifers at 258.2c/kg weighing 380.8kg returning $983.31/hd.
T and K Joseland, Eltham, Isisford, sold Angus cross heifers to a top of 238c weighing 370kg to return $883/hd. GGP Pastoral Co, Smiths Lagoon, sold Angus cows and calves at $1220/unit.
Blackall combined agents will be selling next on July 25 in the monthly weaner, store and fat sale.
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