Agents Boyd O'Brien Bartholomew reported a yarding of 850 head of cattle at Moreton on Tuesday. Calf and veal remained firm on last week's trade, while feeders and grain-fed cattle showed slight improvement on last week's prices. Export ox and heifers were in strong competition while bulls and cows eased slightly.
Charolais cross vealer steers account W Scholl, Mt Whitestone, sold for 221.2c weighing 243kg to return $537. Haptell Pty Ltd, Allenview, sold Euro cross vealer heifers for 173.2c weighing 245kg returning $424. Charolais cross yearling steers account F M O'Shea, Thagoona, sold for 251.2c to weigh 385kg and return $967.
Institutional Investments, Bryden, also sold Simmental cross yearling steers for 269.2c weighing 350kg to return $942. Charolais cross yearling heifers account M Conroy, Bryden, sold for 231.2c weighing 295kg returning $682. C Wieland, Moogerah, sold Santa cross feeder steers for 286.2c/kg weighing 532.9kg to return $1525. Charbray cross feeder heifers account P Eisenmenger, Haigslea, sold for 219.2c weighing 300kg to return $657.
CJ Kruger, Esk, sold Charbray cross grain assist steers for 284.2c weighing 442kg returning $1257. C Wieland also sold Santa cross grass ox for 280c weighing 574kg to return $1610. J and M Dionysius, Gatton, sold Droughtmaster cross cows for 219.2c weighing 720kg to return $1578. Charolais bull account L P and T Haynes, Linville sold for 220c weighing 980kg to return $2156.