There were 664 head yarded at Stariha Auctions Laidley cattle sale on Thursday. Cows, feeder cattle and quality weaners remained firm, while younger cattle and plainer types were easier.
Graeme and Carolyn Becker, Ropeley, sold Droughtmaster cows for $1250, 15-month-old heifers for $1180 and Charolais heifers for $1340. The Sippel family, Blenheim, sold Hereford cows for $1400-$1530. Don-Toria Downs, Coalbank, sold medium cows for $1140. Anthony Collins, Anduramba, sold medium cows for $1200. Reinke family, Mt Sylvia, sold a line of milk tooth Santa feeder steers for $1510.
Collins Grazing, Anduramba, sold lines of Charbray cows for $1250. Col Higgins, Mt Whitestone, sold Droughtmaster cows and calves for $1200, cows for $1200 and a Charolais bull for $1580. Graeme Quenell, Spring Creek, sold Droughtmaster heifers for $1355. Keith Slade, Laidley, sold Charbray heifers, 20 months, for $1330. Bruce Greer, Flagstone Creek, sold a line of Brangus cows for $1215. George Miller, Back Plains, sold milk tooth Brahman steers for $1500 and 10-month-old Brahman steers for $800.
Brendan Schick, Ravensbourne, sold 20-month-old Charolais cross steers for $1400. Ian Hannah, Thornton, sold a line of 22-month-old feeder steers for $1490 and heifers for $1290. Graeme Duncan, Ma Ma Creek, sold 12-month-old Limousin steers for $1090. Laurie Beard, Lowood, sold 12-month-old Charolais steers for $1070. James Sutton, Mulgowie, sold a Droughtmaster bull for $1700 and lines of Charbray steers for $995-$1010.
Darren Tillack, Gatton, sold 12-month-old Charolais weaners, with steers making $895 and heifers $945. Fred and Lexi Scott, Veradilla, sold Limousin heifers with calves at foot for $1360 and weaner steers for $765. Trevor and Lorelle Neibling, Laidley, sold a line of 8-10 month old Droughtmaster heifers for $775. Les Stewart, Helidon, sold Murray Grey cows and calves for $1180.