Agents yarded 650 for the fortnightly sale in Murgon on Tuesday. Store cattle remained fully firm based on the quality of the cattle yarded. Export cattle eased slightly based on the last sale. Bulls sold to 3.10c/kg and $2580. Bullocks topped at 364c for $2470. Heavy cows over 500kg sold to 309c and $2200, averaging 288c. Cows 400 to 500kg also sold to 308c for an average of $2.74. Lighter cows under 400kg sold to 286c.
Export heifers topped at 377c and $2075. Cattle were drawn from Cooroy, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Biggenden, Kingaroy, Nanango, Kilkivan and locally. Murray Grey steers 500kg sold to 400c to return $2020. Two-tooth Droughtmaster steers from Redgate weighing 475kg sold for $1930 at 407c, while their four-tooth brothers also sold for $1930 and 380c. Charolais cross steers 443kg from Nanango sold for 414c for $1835. Santa cross steers 470kg from Byee sold for 408c returning $1920.
Droughtmaster steers from Nanango weighing 306kg sold to 472c to return $1445. Gelbvieh cross steers 374kg from Manyung sold for $1720 at 460c. Local Santa steers 330kg sold to 448c and $1480. Devon cross steers weighing 326kg sold for $1457 and 446c.
Three pens of Droughtmaster/Charbray weaner steers from Johnstown sold for an average of 525c and $1244, topping at $1270. Light Angus weaner steers from Proston sold for 558c to return $1004. Santa cross heifers 410kg from Wondai sold for $1550 at 379c. Droughtmaster cross heifers 340kg from Proston sold for $1425 and 419c.
Local Santa cross heifers weighing 370kg sold to $1480 at 400c. Droughtmaster cross heifers from Wondai also sold for 400c and $1366. Droughtmaster weaner heifers from Nanango sold for $1228 at 428c. Charbray weaner heifers from Johnstown sold to 524c and $1072. Droughtmaster weaner heifers sold for 468c returning $1096. Brahman cows and calves sold to $2300.
The next Murgon sale will be on Tuesday June 22 at 8am.