Aramac's Ross and Tiffany Bambling were on hand at Blackall's monthly weaner sale on Thursday when bidding for their first consignment of cattle returned them the highest cents per kilogram price on the day.
"I've been working my whole life to get this many cattle to sale - it was great to be here to watch them sold for that amount," Mr Bambling, aged 25, said.
The couple, who live at Glenavon north of Aramac, sent in two decks made up of 53 steers and 17 heifers, a mixture of Charolais-cross and Brahman No. 0s.
The Charolais-cross pen of steers, weighing an average 251kg, sold for 598.2c/kg or $1502 a head, to Skye Cattle Co at Alpha, who plan to grow them out into bullocks.
Together with 344kg red Brahman steers from his parents George and Jenny Bambling that sold for 446.2kg, or $1537/hd, the family sold nearly 200 head at the sale as part of their normal annual turnoff.
The heifer portion from G and J Bambling sold for 396.2c/kg, weighing 270kg and returning $1070/hd, while R and T Bambling's Charolais-cross heifers weighing 227kg sold for 552.2c/kg or $1251/hd.
Big lines of very good quality pens of local feeder and store steers and heifers were a feature of the 5370 head yarding that was described by agents as the strongest in Queensland this week and which attracted strong restocker interest from NSW and the Darling Downs region.
One of the larger runs was a line of Santa Gertrudis-cross steers from Adams and Son, Darracourt, Blackall, weighing 432kg, that sold for 448.2c/kg or $1934/hd.
Darracourt's heifers weighed 425kg and sold for 442.2c/kg or $1879/hd.
The extra restocker interest along with extra processors from NSW and Victoria led to an improvement in prices in most categories of 20 to 50c/kg.
Blackall's Jason and Anne Sprague, Neverfail Cattle Co, were buoyed with a $2111 price for a very good run of Charolais, Santa and Droughtmaster-cross feeder steers, weighing 490kg, receiving 430c/kg.
The steers had been bred at their Yalleroi property Neverfail and grown out at Glencoe, west of Blackall, and were sold to GDL Meandarra as part of their annual turnoff.
According to the MLA report, light weight restocker steers sold to 592c to average 527c for the better quality pens while the secondary lines averaged 408c/kg.
Restocker steers 280kg to 330kg topped at 598c with most around 487c/kg.
Heavy yearling steers to feed were in good supply and saw prices lift to an isolated 472c with most sales around 421c/kg.
Light weight restocker heifers saw strong demand selling to 568c to average 512c/kg.
Heifers, C muscle, 280kg to 330kg to the restocker sold to 480c to average 435c/kg and those to the processor made to 482c to average 450c/kg.
Heifers 330kg and over to feed made to 442c to average 404c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $2225 to average $1820/unit.
Cattle were drawn from Blackall, Longreach, Tambo, Muttaburra, Aramac, Barcaldine, Prairie, Charters Towers, Winton, Hughenden and Mount Isa.
GJ and JM Lawrence, Lena Park, Barcaldinesold Droughtmaster steers for 450.2c/kg weighing 399kg to return $1799/hd.
Peter Adams, Anthony, Blackallsold Droughtmaster steers for 548c/kg weighing 274kg to return $1503/hd.
Alan C Steadman, The Ranch, Longreachsold Brahman-cross steers for 490c/kg weighing 270kg to return $1323/hd.
Summer Hill Grazing Co, Summer Hill, Ilfracombesold Santa Gertrudis steers for 538.2c/kg weighing 272kg to return $1467/hd, and heifers for 490c/kg weighing 251kg to return $1234/hd.
Mitchell Britton, Wintonsold Santa Gertrudis steers for 536.2c/kg weighing 240kg to return $1286/hd.
CS and RH Angus, Glenariff, Prairie sold Santa Gertrudis steers for 591c/kg weighing 227.8kg to return $1346/hd.
Calton Hills Stn Ltd, Calton Hills, Mt Isa sold Brahman steers at 428c/kg weighing 223kg to return $958/hd.
Pemberley Grazing, Pemberley, Isisfordsold Charolais steers for 540c/kg weighing 195.2kg to return $1054/hd.
Murray Family Trust, Uanda, Prairiesold Brahman steers for 512.2c/kg weighing 169kg to return $869/hd.
WG Britton, Sandila, Bouliasold Santa Gertrudisheifers for 544.2c/kg weighing 160kg to return $870/hd.
Bailey Properties, Paradise Downs, Blackallsold Charolais heifers for 476.2c/kg weighing 287kg to return $1370/hd.
LLR and TL Woods, Limbri Downs, Hughenden,sold mickeys for 524.2c/kg weighing 212kg to return $1111/hd.
SH Hoch, Kerand, Alpha sold a quality line of Droughtmaster weaner steers to a top of 568c/kg to average 536.2c/kg weighing 276kg to return $1481. Their heifers topped at 518.2c/kg to weigh 219kg to return $1135.
BC and JC Williams, Furbers, Jericho sold quality Angus-cross steers to 496.2c/kg to weigh 331kg to return $1642, while their heifers topped at 482.2c/kg to weigh 292kg to return $1408.
Nichole James, Glencoe, Jericho sold Charolais-cross steers topping at 480.2c/kg to weigh 340kg to return $1632.
RA James, Glencoe , Jericho sold Droughmaster steers to top at 480.2c/kg to average 472.2c/kg to weigh 348kg to return $1649.
Kevin Wiltshire, Alpha sold Droughtmaster steer to 470.2c/kg to weigh 318kg to return $1495.
Wells and Sons, Elrose, Boulia sold a pen of organic Charolais-cross weaner steers to 552.2c/kg to weigh 227kg to return $1255, that stayed in the system.
AF Krieg, Benalla, Blackall sold Santa-cross heifers to average 400c/kg to weigh 361kg to return $1444.
BP and AP Curran, Talleyrand, Longreach sold Wagyu-cross mickey steers for 500.2c/kg averaging 267.3kg returning $1336.78/hd.
Romulus Pastoral Trust, Romulus, Blackall sold Santa Gertrudis-cross steers for 426.2c/kg weighing 506.7kg returning $2159/hd. Their heifers sold for 432.2c/kg weighing 339.5kg returning $1467/hd.
R and T Ham, Mac Downs, Barcaldine sold Charolais-cross steers for 598.2c/kg weighing 282kg to return $1690/hd. Their heifers sold for 552.2c/kg weighing 245kg returning $1690/hd.
Central West Livestock Pty Ltd, Swanvale, Jundah sold Angus-cross steers for 448.2c/kg weighing 333kg to return $1492/hd.
Warraco, Warra, Boulia sold Shorthorn/Droughtmaster-cross steers for 512.2c/kg weighing 309kg to return $1580/hd.
Julie Morrow, Belmore, Longreach sold Droughtmaster-cross steers for 530.2c/kg weighing 278kg returning $1473/hd.
CA Hauff & Son, Colart, Blackall sold Hereford heifers for 494.2c/kg weighing 271kg returning $1341/hd.Home Creek Pastoral Trust, Home Creek, Barcaldinesold very good quality Brahman steers to a top of 435c/kg weighing 373 kg to return $1626/hd. They also sold fat Santa-cross heifers to a top of 340c/kg weighing 448 kg to return $1526/hd.
Chandler Grazing, Hillalong, Barcaldinesold very good quality Droughtmaster-cross weaner steers for an average of 491c/kg weighing 291 kg to return $1431/hd.
Rosemount Grazing, Rosemount, Barcaldinesold a very nice run of Charolais-cross steers that topped at 456 c/kg weighing 358 kg to return $1637/hd.
Bloomfield Pastoral Company, "Bloomfield", Blackall sold Droughtmaster steers to a top of 532 c/kg weighing 317 kg to return $1692 per head. They also sold Droughtmaster heifers to a top of 480 c/kg weighing 284kg to return $1367 per head.
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