A mixed quality yarding of 1684 cattle at Sullivan Livestocks Gympie sale saw the market easier for most descriptions with the exception of quality weaners which remained firm. Cattle were drawn from Rosedale, Bundaberg, Maryborough, Aramara, Woolooga, Kilkivan, Tansey, Kenilworth, Maleny, North Arm and all local areas.
Droughtmaster cross steers from the Ford Brothers, Beaver Rock made 270c to return $1346 & $1324. Charbray steers, 18 months from B & J Johnson, Goomborian made 280c ($1022). Quality Droughtmaster weaner steers from Dave and Elizabeth Allomes, Miva Homestead sold for 347c ($1052), 383c ($1049), 373c ($1024 & $946) and 371c ($868 & $772).
Simmental cross steers from Bruce Viner, Wolvi made 331c ($890) and 329c ($784). Charbray steers from John and Lesley Kropp, Wonga made 329c ($849). Droughtmaster steers from BH & SO Portas, Woolooga made 309c ($916), 313c ($899) and 337c ($728).
Droughtmaster steers from the Williamson family, Rosedale made 325c ($842) and 329c ($658). Droughtmaster steers from John and Wendy Stuart, Coondoo made 333c ($819). Better quality weaner steers generally sold from 300c to 345c with the next run making from 280c to 295c.
Feeder heifers sold from 240c to 258c. Better quality Droughtmaster weaner heifers sold to a top of 331c from Brett Whales, Coondoo. Charbray cross heifers from Tony Mawhinney sold for 319c. Droughtmaster heifers from W & J Paulger, Kenilworth made 323c ($805). Droughtmaster heifers from Dave and Elizabeth Allomes made 307c ($795). The next run of weaner heifers sold from 240c to 282c.
Cows and calves were limited in supply and sold to a top of $1500.