There were 370 head yarded at Stariha Auctions Laidley cattle sale on Thursday. Cows and bullocks were dearer, feeder cattle remained firm, while weaner steers and younger steers sold to a more competitive market than previous sales. Younger heifers continue to be the most affected by the dry conditions.
Nola Quinn, Spring Bluff, sold Hereford steers for $1630-$1720. John Hudson, Ropeley, sold Charolais cows to a top of $1300. Gerber Farms, Clarendon, sold Brown Swiss cows for $1550 and Friesian cows for $1200. Don-Toria Downs, Coalbank, sold Brangus cows for $1100. Reviresco Group, Sheep Station Creek, sold a line of Droughtmaster steers for $1040.
Torluccio Investments, Yamanto, sold 20-month-old Droughtmaster steers for $1110. Glynn Crosby, Townson, sold a line of 16 month old Droughtmaster cross steers for $910. Donald Cameron, Silver Ridge, sold lines of milk tooth steers for $890-$980. Robert Mockeridge, Helidon, sold Santa weaner steers, 10 months for $875. Leon Manteufel, Marburg, sold a line of Charbray steers for $895. Bruce Greer, Flagstone Creek, sold 7-8 month old Brangus steers for $760.
Collins Grazing, Anduramba, sold Charbray weaner steers for $690 and cows for $1100. Valley View Graziers, Blenheim, sold 7-8 month old Santa steers for $700 and heifers for $600. Michael LeBlowitz, Helidon, sold Droughtmaster vealer heifers for $560. Kevin and Anne Utz, Coominya, sold Simmental heifer calves for $635. Pitana Cattle Partnership, Ingoldsby, sold Brahman cross heifers for $640.