Agents Boyd O’Brien Bartholomew reported a dearer market for all descriptions at their Moreton Sale on Tuesday. There were 527 head of cattle yarded, and vealers and yearlings met strong competition.
Open auction calves sold well above vendors’ expectations. Both Backgrounders and feeder steers sold firm to dearer and export cattle were in demand.
Vealer heifers account P Knight, Gumdale, sold for 314.2c/kg weighing 172kg to return $542. R Sippel, Woodford sold vealer steers for 314.2c weighing 245kg to return $769.
Yearling heifers account D & M Staatz, Gatton, sold for 279.2c weighing 360kg to return $1005. Yearling steers account P Laycock, Eskdale, sold for 304.2c weighing 320kg to return $973.
Feeder steers account R Sippel, Woodford, sold for 284.2c weighing 360kg to return $1023. Feeder heifers account N & A Ferrar, Anthony, sold for 280.2c weighing 330kg to return $924.
Grain assist steers account Jagera Farming, Wooroolin, sold for 320.2c weighing 425kg to return $1360. C Schmidt, Toogoolawah, sold grain heifers for 278.2c weighing 390kg to return $1085. Pasture heifers account D & M Staatz, Gatton, sold for 283.2c weighing 500kg to return $1416.
Dairy culls account Goodluck Friesians, Lower Cressbrook, sold for 196.2c weighing 695kg to return $1363. D Spann, West Ipswich, sold medium cows for 220.2c weighing 635kg to return $1398. ATG Pastoral, Kelvin Grove, sold cows for 229c weighing 552kg to return $1266.
B & A Roughan, Scrub Creek, sold a Charolais bull for 256.2c weighing 875kg to return $2241.
Moreton annual female sale will be held on Saturday, February 17 starting at 11am.