Sullivan Livestock yarded 2065 cattle at their Gympie fortnightly cattle sale where the market remained firm for heavy cattle and better quality weaners, while lighter weaners and cattle showing signs of the weather saw the market slightly cheaper on last sales reduced rates. Cattle were drawn from Mundubbera, Gin Gin, Biggenden, Maryborough, Maleny, Kenilworth and all local areas.
Heavy feeders from Peter Williams, Goomboorian sold to a top of 288c/kg to return $1294. Two pens of well grown feeder steers from Maryborough sold for 284c to return $1326 and $1179. A good line of crossbred feeder steers from Woolooga sold to a top of 285c or $1183, while their lighter brothers sold for 261c or $919.
Generally the better quality heavy feeders sold for 270c - 288c with the second run selling between 240c and 265c. Two pens of Simmental cross weaner steers from Jason and Piper Johnston, Kenilworth sold for 285c to return $755 and $764.
The Fitzgerald family, Kilkivan sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for 271c or $757 and $715. Better heavy weaner steers sold from 240c - 270c with the next run selling from 180c - 220c. Weaner steers under 220kg continue to be difficult to sell.
Feeder heifers from Calgoa sold for 237c to return $877. Charbray heifers from TD Higgins, Bauple, sold for 234c or $816. Medium weight European heifers from Goomboorian sold for 233c to return $719. Weaner Simmental cross heifers from Jason and Piper Johnston, Kenilworth sold for 229c to return $577 and $616 with their Droughtmaster sisters selling for 201c or $507.
Quality Droughtmaster weaner heifers from the Portas family, Woolooga sold for 224c or $567 with the second pen selling for 218c or $459. Feeder heifers generally sold from 200c - 230c while heavier weaner heifers sold from 180c to 210c. Light weaner heifers under 200kg remain hard to sell, selling between 120c - 160c.
Cows and calves were limited in supply and generally sold from $580 - $990.