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Weaners hit $1731 at Biggenden

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Shirley and Greg Callander, Colston Park, Sarina, with some of the 270 Charbray weaners they sold at the Biggenden Saleyards.

Shirley and Greg Callander, Colston Park, Sarina, with some of the 270 Charbray weaners they sold at the Biggenden Saleyards.

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Weaners in 200-300kg liveweight range hit $1731 at Burnett Livestock's Biggenden sale on Thursday.

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GRASSED up producers tore into the Biggenden weaner sale pushing steers in 200-300kg liveweight range to $1731 to average $1477 at Burnett Livestock's Biggenden sale on Thursday.

The best of the range made 630.3c, to average 582.2c for a very well presented yarding.

Burnett Livestock offered 3237 head, including about 3000 steers, at its third and final weaner sale for 2021.

Volume vendors Greg and Shirley Callander, Colston Park, Sarina, offered 270 high quality Charbray steers at Biggenden.

Mr Callander said he was attracted to Biggenden as a selling centre as it also attracted competition from NSW.

"These new Biggenden Saleyards are a terrific facility," Mr Callander said.

"They certainly attract the cattle and the buyers."

The Callanders run about 6000 Charbray on their 22,250ha range property Colston Park. They are also in the process of putting their irrigated cane operation on 1600ha coastal block, Ocean View, under improved pasture.

Neil White, Gin Gin, was also celebrating, receiving 614.2c for a return of $1325 on his 216kg Limousin steers.

"These prices are giving us plenty of reasons to smile," Mr White said. "Let's hope they continue."

MLA's benchmark Eastern Young Cattle Indicator eased slightly after hitting a record 1003.5c/kg dressed on July 26.

Selling action continues with a meatworks and store sale at Biggenden on Monday.

MORE READING: 'Chronic shortage of meat workers fuels cattle price hike'.

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