There were 752 head yarded at Stariha Auctions Laidley cattle sale on Thursday. Feeder cattle and weaners sold firm to dearer, while the market for younger heifers and plainer cattle continued to ease.
Alan Bird, Gleneagle, sold 24-month-old Charolais steers for $1700. Simon Brown, Larkhill, sold a line of 20 to 22-month-old Droughtmaster cross steers for $1540. David Molkentein, Lowood, sold 24-month-old Santa steers for $1600. Bill and Gayle Jones, Grantham, sold Charolais steers for $1540 and a Droughtmaster bull for $1490.
Thomas Stariha, Rocklea, sold a line of Charbray cross steers, 20 months, for $1305. Robert Jeffes, Lockrose, sold a line of Charbray steers, 22 months, for $1290. Kevin and Delphine Koplick, Forest Hill, sold milk tooth Droughtmaster heifers for $1210. George Day, Townson, sold a line of Droughtmaster steers, 20 months, for $1130. Bevan and Carol Scheiwe, Thornton, sold milk tooth Brangus steers for $1215.
LJ and S Reinke, Mt Sylvia, sold a line of Santa steers, 18-20 months, for $1170 and Santa steer calves for $565. Des Gehrke, Summerholm, sold Charolais steers, 20-24 months, for $1190. Katrina Charlesworth, Preston, sold quality Droughtmaster steers for $680 and heifers for $650. Dan Richards, Kilcoy, sold Charbray heifers for $790. Sallyann Spencer and John Scarott, Thornton, sold a Brahman bull for $1590 and medium cows for $1090.
Greg Sullivan, Peachester, sold Droughtmaster steers for $910. Ron and Carol Jackson, Fordsdale, sold Droughtmaster cows for $960 and a line of steers for $775. Kristy-lee Drennert, East Haldon, sold Droughtmaster heifers for $700. Robin Goltz, Caffey, sold a Charolais bull for $1570. Brett and Cheneya Freese, Glamorganvale, sold Square Meater steers for $780-$890. Rodney Kanofski, Calvert, sold Charbray cross steer calves for $510. Barry Masters, Blenheim, sold Charolais steers for $740.