Dry conditions prevailed for cattle producers over the North Burnett for Monto Cattle & Country's fortnightly fat and store sale with 1150 head yarded. Prime and feeder cattle prices eased slightly while younger cattle sold to very strong rates.
Heavy bulls sold from 274 to 295c. Mickeys sold from 303 to 366c. Droughtmaster cross trade steers sold to 380c or $1960. Heavy Charbray bullocks averaging 620kg sold to 343c or $2130. Santa cross No. 9 heifers weighing 480kg sold to 334c or $1610. Brangus cross 400kg trade heifers sold to 380c or $1517.
Santa cross cows weighing 555kg sold for 292c or $1620. Brangus cows 527kg sold from 274c or $1446. Droughtmaster cross cows sold from 279 to 288c or $1758. 470kg Brangus store cows sold for 275c to make $1300.
Santa No. 9 steers averaging 529kg to top at 415c or $2188. Charbray No. 9 steers averaging 380kg sold to 431c or $1635. Droughtmaster Brahman cross No. 9 steers averaging 436kg sold for $1756 or 403c. Charbray No. 9 steers weighing 417kg sold for 428c or $1790, and 350kg steers realised 435c or $1515.
Brahman No. 0 steers weighing 355kg sold for $1490 at 420c. Droughtmaster weaner steers sold for 530c or $1220. Santa weaner steers returned $1205 or 508c. 217kg Santa cross weaner steers sold for $1100 or 506c. 208kg Charbray weaner steers sold for 516c or $1075. 260kg Charbray weaner steers sold to $1300 or 498c. Droughtmaster weaner steers averaging 211kg sold for 534c or $1128.
Droughtmaster cross No. 9 heifers 440kg sold for $1712 or 390c. A run of Droughtmaster No. 0 heifers between 258 to 318kg sold for 405-420c topping at $1290. 272kg Charbray heifers sold for 437c or $1192. Charbray weaner heifers 274kg sold for 456c or $1250. Santa cross weaner heifers sold for 457c or $1040. Santa weaner heifers realized 467c or $950.
Monto's next fat and store sale will be on Wednesday, March 17 starting at 9am.