A quality yarding of 600 head resulted in a strong market at the Miriam Vale annual cattle show and sale, according to sale agents.
With a large crowd, buyers came from Marlborough, Biloela, Maryborough, Gin Gin, and Monto districts along with strong local support.
Class one’s first place winner were a pen of number six steers exhibited by Balwyn Bay, Shamrock Black Brangus, Bororen that sold for $1140/head. The Bell family, Turkey Station, Bororen was second place with a pen of Charbray-cross steers also making $1140/head. The Mann family also from the Bororen district came in third with good pen of Droughtmaster steers.
In class two, number seven steers saw a very strong class of weaners presented before the judge with Michael and Noel Turner, Lowmead taking out the first place honor with their pen of Brangus-cross weaners. This pen then went on to receive the award for Champion Pen of Steers sponsored by Merial Animal Health. The Turner family had a very successful day when this pen of cattle went on to take out the overall Grand Champion Pen of the Sale sponsored by Rabobank. The steers returned $1000/head for the owners in the sale portion of the event. Second place went to Errol Blows, Ubobo with a good pen of Brangus-cross steers that made $930/head. Third place went to the Turner family with their Brahman-cross steers.
In class three, number six Simmental-cross heifers from Kylie Parker, Bororen won Champion Pen of Heifers, sponsored by Beachport, and topped at $1030/head during the sale. Second was a good pen of Brahman heifers exhibited by Bill and Sue Roffey, Gaeta View, Gin Gin that sold for $990/head. Third place went to the Bell family, Turkey Station, Bororen with a pen of Charbray heifers.
Number seven heifers exhibited by the Mann family, Bororen won class four with a great pen of Droughtmaster heifers that sold for $660/head. Second and third places went to the Turner family, Lowmead with their Brangus and Brahman-cross heifers.
The show sale was judged by Craig Forest of Saxby Feedlot.