There were 516 head sold at Stariha Auctions Laidley cattle sale on Thursday. Prices hit new levels this week, with southern, western and local buyers all competing for a quality yarding of cattle. Female rates were greatly increased, with heifer prices nearly matching steer rates.
John O'Dwyer, Laidley, sold Charolais cross steers for $2390 and Angus cows for $2650. Wayne Hanson, Thornton, sold a line of Charbray heifers, 15 months, for $2210. The Lehmann family, Coolana, sold pens of cows for $2420 and $2300. N and L Davenport, Laidley, sold Murray Grey heifers for $2420 and $2000. Bruce Cameron, Silver Ridge, sold pens of Droughtmaster and Brahman steers for $2460, $2300, $2190 and $2110.
The Morris family, Gatton, sold a pen of Droughtmaster cows for $2020 and cows and calves for $2860. Mick and Maree Coogan, Mt Whitestone, sold a Limousin bull for $2510 and weaner steers for $1590. Craig Horsfield, Wivenhoe Pocket, sold eight to nine-month-old Speckle Park heifers for $1700. Andrew Lerch, Laidley, sold Charolais feeder steers for $2170 and $2100. David Lyons, Thornton, sold a pen of Droughtmaster milk tooth steers for $2110.
W Carkeet, Coominya, sold Droughtmaster steers for $2010. Bernard Mahon, Stockyard, sold Limousin backgrounder steers for $1910 and heifers for $1680. David Harris, Borallon, sold Angus steers for $2030. Willian Deane, Westvale, sold lines of Charbray yearlings, with steers making $1790 and $1740 and heifers $1730 and $1710. Ian McDonald, Fernvale, sold a line of Angus steers, nine to 11 months, for $1700.
Clarence Smith, Flagstone Creek, sold Brangus weaners, with lines of steers making $1670 and heifers $1600. LC Livestock, Tarampa, sold lines of Charbray and Droughtmaster weaners for $1705, $1555 and $1505. Langara Holdings, Mulgowie, sold milk tooth Santa heifers for $1890. Daniel and Alison Curtin, Mt Whitestone, sold Charbray weaners, eight to 10 months, with steers making $1650 and heifers $1390.
John Curtin, Mt Whitestone, sold Charbray weaners, eight to 10 months, with steers making $1600 and heifers $1510. Kevin and Anne Utz, Coominya, sold pens of quality six-month-old Simmental calves, with steers making $1480 and heifers $1400. Jayke Jackwitz, Lowood, sold pens of four to five-month-old Charolais cross calves, with steers making $1350 and $1260 and heifers $1250. Clinton Woods, Laidley Creek West, sold a line of Charolais heifers, eight to 10 months, for $1435.