Shepherdson and Boyd yarded 860 head of cattle at Friday's Toogoolawah store sale. The market remained strong with replacement breeders in high demand. Feeder steers and heifers sold to a dearer market as numbers tighten. The backgrounder market was fully firm with plenty of competition from southern buyers.
Heavy feeder steers account Frank Patrick, Kilcoy, sold for $2440/hd. L and C Clifford, Monto, sold Santa cross steers 20mths old for $2260/hd, $2120/hd. A and H Clifford, Monto, sold trade Santa cross steers for $1990/hd. Tancred Management, Lacey's Creek, sold four-tooth feeder steers for $2390/hd and two-tooth feeder steers $2170/hd.
R and S Read, Mundubbera, sold Droughtmaster cross trade feeder steers for $2000/hd. P and R O'Brien, Gayndah, sold Red Brangus steers 16-18 months for $1910/hd. The Eggleston Family, Toogoolawah, sold quality Charolais cross steers 18 months old for $1960/hd and $1920/hd. L and E Golinski, Colinton, sold 14 to 16-month-old Charolais cross steers for $1920/hd.
Rivermead P/L, Fernvale, sold Charolais cross weaner steers for $1690/hd. Seven Bar Dot P/Ship, Conondale, sold quality Charolais cross light weaner steers for $1490/hd. L and S Tinny, Toogoolawah, sold light Charolais cross weaner steers for $1440 and Droughtmaster weaner steers for $1480/hd.
The heifer market improved and sold to new highs with Charolais cross replacement heifers account Tom and Suzy Fogg, Linville, selling to $2300 and $2170/hd. The Eggleston family, Toogoolawah, sold Charolais cross heifers 18 to 20 months for $2030 and $1990/hd. P and R O'Brien sold trade feeder heifers $1900/hd.
T and G Kelloway sold quality Santa heifers 16 to 18 months old for $1860/hd. Steve Martin, Mt Stanley, sold Droughtmaster heifers 18 to 20 months for $1880/hd. Charolais cross weaner heifers account Rivermead P/L, Fernvale, sold for $1560/hd. Seven Bar Dot P/ship, Conondale, sold quality Charolais cross light weight weaner heifers for $1460, $1450 and $1390/hd.
Adam Tschutura, Linville, sold Bazadais cross weaner heifers for $1480/hd. Canekeel P/L sold Charolais weaner heifers for $1470/hd. D J Farming, Anduramba, sold light Santa weaner heifers for $1330/hd
A smaller yarding of cows and calves came to hand this week. B and J Farms, Monsildale, sold a Charolais cow and calf for $2950/hd. I and J Smith, Anduramba, sold Charbray cross cows and calves for $2750/hd. Pushman Investments, Fernvale, sold cows and calves for $2800/hd and $2600/hd. A line of Brahman cross pregnancy tested in-calf cows from Goondiwindi sold for $2040, $2000, and $1980/hd. Droughtmaster cows PTIC from Peachester sold for $2000/hd.