Strong competition for Angus cattle at Dalby

Westmar's Fucheng Woodlands take grand champion pen honours

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Representing the winners of the grand champion pen, awarded to Fucheng Woodlands Pty Ltd, Woodlands Station, Westmar are Bruce Gunning and Dion Porter, with David Felsch, Ray White Rural, and judge Pat McMahon.

Representing the winners of the grand champion pen, awarded to Fucheng Woodlands Pty Ltd, Woodlands Station, Westmar are Bruce Gunning and Dion Porter, with David Felsch, Ray White Rural, and judge Pat McMahon.

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Ray White Rural Dalby yarded 1523 head at its first feeder and weaner sale at the Dalby Saleyards last Friday.

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Ray White Rural Dalby yarded 1523 head at its first feeder and weaner sale at the Dalby Saleyards last Friday.

A strong panel of buyers was present along with a strong online panel through the StockLive online bidding and livestreaming platform, a first for the Dalby Saleyards.

In all, 980 feeder steers, 500 feeder heifers, 90 weaner steers and 75 weaner heifers were on offer.

The grand champion pen was taken out by Chinese-owned Fucheng Woodlands Pty Ltd, Woodlands Station, Westmar, who earlier claimed the champion pen of feeder steers and champion pen of feeder heifers.

Their champion pen of 26 feeder Angus steers later sold for 498c/kg and returned $2139/head.

Fucheng Woodlands Pty Ltd's champion pen of 30 Angus heifers sold for 490c/kg, had an average weight of 367kg and sold for $1797/head.

They yarded 800 head for the sale.

Kathy Moloney and Ross Graham of Moloney and Graham Partnership, Kragra, were awarded the champion pen of weaner steers for their pen of 15 Simmental Euro-cross steers in the 250-350kg weight range.

The Moloney Graham steers went onto sell for 516c/g and return $1608/head.

The champion pen of weaner heifers was won by Gary and Janelle Schmaling, Haden, for their pen of 13 Angus heifers. These heifers sold for 534c/kg and returned $1775/head.

David Felsch of Dalby Ray White Rural said the overall standard was very good and Angus and Angus-cross steers and heifers had dominated the yarding.

"Feeder steers and feeder heifers were in the largest numbers, along with a fair selection of weaner steers and heifers," Mr Felsch said.

"Buyers appreciated the quality on offer, and this was also reflected in the prices achieved."

A small sample of Santa-cross weaner steers under 200kg made to 626.2c/kg to return $1189/head.

The story Strong competition for Angus cattle at Dalby first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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