Numbers rose to 1230 head for Monto cattle and Country’s fortnightly fat and store sale. Strong interest remains for all descriptions of cattle.
Bulls sold from 230c to 291c/kg. Ted May sold a run of Charbray and Droughtie cross bullocks from 306c to 313c topping at $1915. Alan Peardon sold Droughtmaster cross bullocks 600kg for 310c or $1868. Phil and Shirley Morgan, Bromley, sold 528kg trade steers to 330c or $1743. MA and TM Pattie’s Euro trade steers topped at 346c or $1620.
Salisbury Farming sold Santa cows 546kg for 261c or $1472 and 463kg cows for 254c or $1178. Birch Pastoral’s Droughtmaster cows 455kg sold for $1115 or 245c. Crazy Horse Investments sold 616kg Bazadais cows for 259c or $1600. AG and JA Penney sold Bazadais cows 598kg for $1550 or 259c. Rob and Sharon Ramage, Baywulla, sold store cows 418kg for 226c or $945.
K and K Muller sold Droughtmaster cross No 5 steers 421kg for $1517 or 360c. Darren Keitley sold Droughtie cross No 5 steers from 358c to 361c topping at $1530. Ron and Sheena Ogle penned Droughtie cross No 5 steers 369kg to realise 363c or $1340. Dale Brown and family penned Droughtmaster Charolais cross No 5 steers 400kg to return 363c or $1450. Goolah Grazing sold a good pen of No 5 Santa Brahman cross steers for 364c to average 394kg or $1435.
Lurline Grazing sold a run of weaner Brangus and Droughtmaster cross steers from 402c to 425c topping at $906. Stu and Pat Leahy sold three pens of Santa No 6 steers for 430c and topped at $1142. R and L Blyton’s Charbray weaner steers sold to 424c or $970. Rob and Sharon Ramage penned Charbray weaner steers to return $705 or 430c.
Ricky Fleming, Bancroft sold Brangus Brahman cross cows and calves for $1620. Mainly weaner heifers were yarded with the few feeder heifers selling from 320c to 350c. Baywulla’s light Charbray weaner heifers sold for 392c or $832. Parker Land and Cattle’s 190kg weaner heifers sold to 388c or $735. Lurline Graving’s run of Brangus weaner heifers sold from 344c to 380c topping at $830. Dale Brown and family sold 324kg Droughtie cross No 6 heifers for $1180 or 364c. LO and AR Morris’ Brangus weaner heifers returned $750 or 373c.
Monto has now only four sales remaining for 2016, with the sales dates being; October 26, 9 and November 23 and last sale being December 7.