Hayes and Co yarded a top-quality line up of 1580 weaners for its annual weaner sale at Silverdale. Cattle were drawn from the Fassifern Valley, Lockyer Valley and the Brisbane Valley. The yarding was a credit to all vendors with the harsh dry season the weaners look exceptional with majority of vendors pre treating cattle before the sale, with over 70 per cent of the yarding going to clean country areas such as Roma, Dalby, Goondiwindi, Meandarra and Blackall. The market was strong for all descriptions with buyers from all across the state purchasing.
TJ and KP Turner sold their usual top-quality line of Angus weaners with the steers averaging 285c and topping at 294c to return $1217, $862 and $854 and the heifers topping at 236c to return $700. First time vendor SA and BE Ferris sold lines of Angus weaner steers to make 288c to return $910. Tru Investments sold lines of Charbray weaners to average 267.8c to top at 270c to return $985.
GK Farming sold lines of Angus weaner steers to top at 287c to return $918 and $861. Thomas Gordon sold Angus weaner steers for 260c to return $780 and sold lines of Charbray weaner steers for 266c to return $827 and $811. JM Muller sold lines of Angus weaner steers for 260c to return $730. BJ Stretton sold Charbray weaner steers for $615.
P and FA Buhle sold lines of Charbray weaner steers for 268c to return $734 and $751. Terry Foote sold lines of Charbray weaner steers for 251c to return $765. The Whitehall family sold top quality lines of Santa weaner steers for an average of 267.9c for a top of 271c to return $765. SJ and IJ Moffatt sold Brahman weaner steers for 263c to return $684. John Wyatt sold lines of Charbray steers for $620, $600 and sold heifers for $600. DE and MA Sanders sold line of Charbray cross weaner steers for 270c to return $764 and heifers for 292c to return $803.
DN and FM Morrison sold Charbray weaners with the steers making $650 and the heifers making 233c to return $716. Alcind sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to average $673 to top at $695. The Krause family sold lines of Euro cross steers to top at 269c to return $871. James and Lindy Kirchner sold a line of Santa cross weaner steers to make 267c to return $755 and heifers to make 265c to return $726.
Dobbs Farming sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for $631 and heifers for $677. S and C Birch sold Charbray weaner heifers for $672. Kylie Bernitt sold Charbray weaner heifers to average 232.6c to top at 243c to return $729. R and B Pastoral sold lines of Charbray weaner heifers to average 235.6c to top at 243c to return $680. Surawski Farming sold lines of Charbray weaner steers for $595 and heifers for 244c to return $826.