Shepherdson and Boyd yarded 700 head of cattle at Toogoolawah store sale on Friday.
As cattle numbers shorten and the weather bureau predicts a strong chance of increased rainfall across the country for the coming months buyers competed fiercely to secure quality lines of cattle. A quality line of lighter feeder steers sold to a strong market.
Adam and Natasha Stark,Anduramba, sold Angus cross Santa steers 18 months for $1470. Brisbane Valley Holdings, Harlin, sold top quality 18-month-old Droughtmaster and Charolais cross steers for $1430 and $1420. Barraclough Partnership, Lower Cressbrook, sold 16 to 18-month-old Droughtmaster steers to return to the paddock for $1410.
Graham McPherson, Kilcoy, sold well-bred eight-month-old Charolais cross weaner steers for $1260. Glen and Carol Beanland, Kingaroy, sold some exceptional seven to nine-month-old Charbray cross weaner steers for $1250. Graham Scholl sold quality late weaner steers for $1180. The Carey family, Moore, sold 10-month-old Droughtmaster steers for $1120.
L and M North, Wivenhoe, sold top quality Simmental cross steer calves for $1110. Peter and Fran Eggleston, Biarra, sold light Droughtmaster steer calves six months for $1030. Greive Bros, Colinton, sold quality pens of light steer calves five to seven months for $1100, $1010 and $940.
Heifers were in strong demand as local and interstate buyers pushed the market to new highs with replacement Brahman breeder heifers account Erin Duncombe topping at $2000. A and H Clifford, Monto, presented an exceptional two decks of Santa and Santa cross Angus light feeder heifers selling for $1380, $1350, $1350, 1340, $1340 and $1280.
P and M Seeney, Beaudesert, sold a line of Grey Brahman heifers from 270kg to 330kg being secured as replacement breeders for $1380, $1380 and $1290. Cair Conditioning, Buaraba, sold Charolais weaner heifers seven to nine months old for $1290 and $1170. Graham Scholl sold Charolais cross weaner heifers for $1140.
Graham McPherson sold quality Charolais cross weaner heifers for $1110. Angus weaner heifers six to eight months account Ross Bennedick sold to $1060. The Carey family, Moore, sold Droughtmaster weaner heifers seven to eight months for $990. Greive Bros, Colinton, sold light Charolais cross weaner heifers five to seven months to $840.
A lesser quality yarding of aged cows and calves sold to a firm market with aged Droughtmaster cows and calves account Ken Klein selling to $1880.
The next Toogoolawah sale is on September 25.