Burnett Livestock & Realty's meatworks and store sale at Biggenden on October 8 saw a yarding of 2695 head. The sale set new record prices for steers and heifers with Droughtmaster weaner steers selling for 536.2c/kg and Santa Gertrudis weaner heifers selling to 516.2c.
Cattle were drawn from Theodore, Turkey Beach, Proston, Gympie, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Booubyjan, Gladstone, Rosedale, Colosseum, Kolbore, Manumbar, Kilkivan, Bundaberg, Mount Perry, Binjour, Kolonga, Yerra, and local areas.
Four- and six-tooth Droughtmaster bullocks from Bundaberg sold for 371c to return $2437/head. Six-tooth Brahman-cross bullocks from Biggenden sold for 368c/$2411. Six-tooth Droughtmaster bullocks from Coalstoun Lakes sold for 359c/$1831. Eight-tooth Brahman bullocks from Gayndah sold for 355c/$2318. Six-tooth Brangus heifers from Colosseum sold for 331c/$1646. Four- and six-tooth red Brahman heifers from Yandaran sold for 330c/$1524. Two- to six-tooth Brangus heifers from Bundaberg sold for 342c/$1591. Four-tooth Santa Gertrudis heifers from Boompa sold for 340c/$1837.
Braford cows from Kolbore sold for 319c/$1947. Grey Brahman cows from Gayndah sold for 316c/$1632. Droughtmaster cows from Bundaberg sold for 316c/$2102. Brangus cows from Bundaberg sold for 308c/$1720.
Milk- and two-tooth Charolais-cross steers from Dallarnil sold for 412c/$2081. Four-tooth Santa Gertrudis steers from Mundubbera sold for 405c/$2028. Two- to four-tooth Droughtmaster-cross steers from Gin Gin sold for 403c/$2151. Milk- to four-tooth Angus-cross steers from Byrnestown sold for 404c/$1839. Milk- and two-tooth Charbray steers from Brooweena sold for 410c/$1530. Milk- and two-tooth Charbray steers from Proston sold for 408c/$1485. Milk- and two-tooth Brangus steers from Childers sold for 414c/$1714. Milk-tooth Santa Gertrudis steers from Kolonga sold for 410c/$1462.
Charbray-cross weaner steers from Mundubbera sold for 520c/$1259. Crossbred weaner steers from Biggenden sold for 516c/$1213. Brangus weaner steers from Kilkivan sold for 522c/$1107. Santa Gertrudis weaner steers from Mount Perry sold for 524c/$1042. Droughtmaster weaner steers from Childers sold for 524c/$1006. Droughtmaster weaner steers from Gympie sold for 536c/$900. Brangus weaner steers from Biggenden sold for 536c/$758.
Two-tooth Shorthorn-cross heifers from Coalstoun Lakes sold for 376c/$1805. Two- and four-tooth red Brangus heifers from Goodnight Scrub sold for 372c/$1568. Milk-tooth Charbray heifers from Mundubbera sold for 377c/$1297. Milk-tooth Charolais-cross heifers from Yandaran sold for 410c/$1624.