Eidsvold sale on fire

Charbray weaner steers make 496c at Eidsvold Saleyards

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Harold and Pam Dwyer, Kildare, Cracow, sold Charbray weaner steers under 200 kilograms for 496c/kg to return $949/head.

Harold and Pam Dwyer, Kildare, Cracow, sold Charbray weaner steers under 200 kilograms for 496c/kg to return $949/head.

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There were 502 cattle offered at Eidsvold last week that averaged of 406 cents a kilogram to average $936 a head.

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Eidsvold Livestock and Property yarded 502 cattle at its fortnightly prime and store sale at the Eidsvold Saleyards on September 23.

Overall, the entire yarding sold for an average of 406 cents a kilogram to average $936 a head.

Selling agent Rob Bygrave said they had seen a significant increase in the weaner steer and heifer market from the previous sale.

"This sale consisted of mainly lightweight weaners, which sold to a dearer market with steer prices topping at 496c/kg while heifers made to 448c/kg," Mr Bygrave said.

"As the dryer conditions prevail, cattle prices have been stronger each sale.

"With a combination of a predicted better spring wet season and the possible cattle shortage, this has boosted the market considerably for this time of the year."

Mr Bygrave said cattle from the Eidsvold district are still in good forward store condition and are highly sought after by backgrounders, restockers and feedlots.

He said this demand was currently keeping the prices very solid throughout.

Harold and Pam Dwyer, Kildare, Cracow, sold a quality line of Charbray steers just under 200kg, topping the sale at 496c/kg, and returning $949 per head.

Overall, the Dwyers' steers sold for an average 473c/kg to make $1028/head.

Their heifer portion sold to a top of 436c/kg, to an average of $425c/kg for $860/head.

Stuart and Samantha Apel, Mt Auburn, Chinchilla, sold lightweight Charbray heifers for 448c/kg, returning $531/head.

Rod and Libby Handley, Woodlands, Eidsvold, offered Wagyu crossbred four-tooth steers for 334c/kg, returning $1493/ head.

Local producer, Ian Gitsham, Hollywell Road, sold a good line of Santa Gertrudis-cross steers for 478c/kg to return $1072/head.

Kacey Sanderson, Glenvalley, Monto, sold Charbray heifers for 400c/kg, returning $1038/head.

Andie and Fiona McBurnie, Mundubbera, sold crossbred steers for 458c/kg, returning $751/head.

Rob and Trish Bygrave bought the Eidsvold Saleyards in July 2017 and 18 months on, re-launched the business under their own banner as Eidsvold Livestock and Property.

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