A total of 636 head were yarded at Stariha Auctions Laidley cattle sale on October 8. A good line-up of cattle saw the market dearer, with weaner steers in high demand from western buyers.
Allan Richter, Toogoolawah, sold Droughtmaster cows and calves for $2400/unit. LC Livestock, Lowood, sold Charolais cows and calves for $2040 and a line of milk-tooth Limousin steers for $1630.
Ron Gehrke, Summerholm, sold a young Charbray bull for $2200 and cows and calves for $1700. Craig Pond, Karrabin, sold a line of 15-month-old Droughtmaster steers for $1600/head and 10-month-old Charolais steers for $1365.
Kelheart Pastoral, Thornton, sold Droughtmaster cows and calves for $1980. Gareth and Leigh Lewis, Coleyville, sold Brangus steers for $1560.
Louise Ryan, Junction View, sold a line of Brangus steers for $1620. Pat Ryan, Junction View, sold Droughtmaster steers, 18-20 months, for $1660 and $1500.
Stephen Clark, Ingoldsby, sold 20-month-old mixed breed steers for $1640. Ron and Carol Jackson, Fordsdale, sold Droughtmaster weaners, 12-14 months, with steers making $1380 and heifers $1330.
Tim Kanofski, Adare, sold 12-14-month-old Charolais steers for $1340. Gary Young, Thornton, sold milk-tooth Droughtmaster steers for $1540. Ron Monro, Mt Tarampa, sold milk-tooth Brahman-cross cattle, with steers making $1430 and heifers $1300. Scott McLaughlan, Merryvale, sold a line of 15-month-old Droughtmaster steers for $1390.
Ron Zwynenberg, Tarampa, sold a line of heifers for $1240. Ken Pomerenke, Blenheim, sold a line of 10-12-month-old Santa steers for $1315. Laurie Dippel, Thornton, sold 12-month-old Droughtmaster steers for $1275. Rhett Phipps, Coominya, sold quality Charolais-cross weaners, 10 months, with steers making $1305 and heifers $1105. Natalier Farms, Tenthill, sold 8-10-month-old Droughtmaster steers for $1090.
Rodney and Louise Litfin, Thornton, sold lines of Droughtmaster and Brahman steers, 8-10 months, for $1150, $1070 and $1030. Grantley Burchmann, Ropeley, sold Charolais-cross steers, 10 months, for $1310. Skinneal Pastoral, Colinton, sold 8-month-old Charbray weaners, with steers making $1090 and heifers $1030 and 6-month-old calves, with steers making $905 and heifers $920.
Beverley Olm, Ropeley, sold a line of Droughtmaster weaner steers for $1120. ALB Pastoral, Woolmar, sold 6-month-old Droughtmaster-cross steers for $920.