There were 952 head yarded at Stariha Auctions Laidley cattle sale on Thursday. Rates for cows, feeder cattle and quality weaners were all stronger while plainer cattle remained firm.
L and S Reinke, Mt Sylvia, sold lines of Santa cows for $1470 and $1290, heifers for $1235 and a line of 16-18-month-old Santa steers for $1100. Errol and Julie Gerber, Clarendon, sold Friesian cows for $1100. Collins Grazing, Coalbank, sold medium Charbray cows for $880. Terry and Lynn Krisanski, Coominya, sold Brahman cows for $950, a line of cows and calves for $940, steers for $800 and heifers for $730. Gerald Handley, Lockyer, sold Blonde cows for $1085.
Grantley Burchmann, Rockside, sold lines of Charbray calves, with steers making $680 and heifers $600. Warren Potter, Mt Tarampa, sold Brahman milk tooth heifers for $880. Ken Busteed, The Bluff, sold a line of milk tooth Brahman heifers for $950. Des Poole, Veradilla, sold yearling Angus heifers for $850. Lachie Cassidy, Grandchester, sold milk tooth Brahman heifers for $870. Sharron Lucas, Thornton, sold lines of Santa heifers, eight months, for $700 and lines of Charolais cross calves, six months, with steers making $620 and heifers $600.
Doug Althous, Ropeley, sold quality yearling Charolais heifers for $920. Rex Fruedenberg, Haigslea, sold 20-month-old Droughtmaster steers for $1180. Reviresco Group, Sheep Station Creek, sold a line of Charbray steers for $1020. Glentate P/L, Lowood, sold Santa cross weaners, with steers making $800 and heifers $770. T. O'Donoghue, Grandchester, sold Droughtmaster steers for $1020. Craig Edwards, Hatton Vale, sold quality Charolais steer calves, five months, for $690 and heifers for $620. Trevor and Lorelle Neibling, Laidley, sold 6-7 month old Droughtmaster calves for $690. Sally Palfery, Wivenhoe, sold Charbray heifers for $730.