There were 506 head sold at Stariha Auctions Laidley cattle sale on Thursday. A good quality yarding sold to exceptional prices, with several new buyers in operation.
Stacey Garrett and Aaron Erbacher, Adare, sold pens of cows and calves, with Charbrays making $3020 and Droughtmasters $2800. Cooper Pastoral, Mt Mort, sold lines of Charbray weaners, with steers making $1600, $1560 and $1490 and heifers $1365. Ken Klein, Cedarton, sold a pen of Murray Grey cows and calves for $2800.
Jennifer Barkhuizen, Iredale, sold the top price cow, with an Angus cow making $1815. David Molkentien, Lowood, sold 20 to 22-month-old Charolais steers for $2130 and Brahman heifers for $1705. Pat Ryan, Junction View, sold Droughtmaster and Charbray feeder steers for $2240, $2190, $2035 and $1960. Leslie Fedrick, Woodlands, sold the top priced Brahman cross steer for $2375.
Brannigan family, Sandy Creek, sold South Devon steers for $1695. Ron Monro, Mt Tarampa, sold Droughtmaster feeder steers for $2060. LC Livestock, Lowood, sold a pen of Droughtmaster feeder steers for $2000. Glenn Armstrong, Rosewood, sold Santa and Senepol steers for $1840, $1795 and $1550. Glentate Pty Ltd, Lowood, sold Santa Hereford cross yearlings, with steers making $1615 and heifers $1490.
Paul Bonnett, Marburg, sold Charbray steers for $1670, $1655, $1590 and $1560. Pat Speedy, Clumber, sold Brangus steers for $1570 and heifers for $1430. Terry and Cheryl Ward, Postmans Ridge, sold Charbray steers for $1600. Neil Natalier, Upper Tenthill, sold Charolais cross weaner steers for $1690 and $1330. Greg Beard, Vernor, sold eight-month-old Charolais cross steers for $1520.
Jim O'Keeffe, Ingoldsby, sold Charolais cross calves, four to five months, with steers making $1290 and $1160 and heifers $1020. Ian Lindenmayer, Mt Sylvia, sold Charolais and Angus weaners, seven to eight months, with steers making $1460, $1420 and $1380 and heifers $1280 and $1130.
Bernie Baker, Ravensbourne, sold four tot five-month-old Charolais calves, with males making $1180 and heifers $1030. John and Dan Curtin, Mt Whitestone, sold pens of Charbray weaner heifers, eight months, for $1480 and $1340. Jason Munt and Sandra Whyte, Murphys Creek, sold Santa cows and calves for $2500.