Limousin weaner steers crack 700c/$1890 at Coolabunia

Limousin weaner steers crack 700c/$1890 at Coolabunia

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A feature line of PTIC blue tag Angus cross and Charbray heifers from Gympie sold for $2050 to return about 600c. They are bound for a NSW property re-stocking after the drought.

A feature line of PTIC blue tag Angus cross and Charbray heifers from Gympie sold for $2050 to return about 600c. They are bound for a NSW property re-stocking after the drought.

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Weaner cattle broke records at Coolabunia on Thursday.

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Aussie Land & Livestock yarded 510 head at Coolabunia on Thursday.

All classes of cattle were much stronger on previous sales during the week.

Cattle were drawn from the Brisbane Valley, Gympie, Kingaroy, Kilkivan, Tansey, Goomeri Nanango and locally. A social highlight was the sale of two head for 'Cattle 4 a Cure' which supports Relay for Life cancer research.

There was strong buying support from local areas, southern and western downs as well as NSW processors and backgrounding operations; 25 per cent of the yarding will be residing interstate next week

Weaner cattle broke records, with a few Limousin weaner steers from Yarraman over 700c/kg and $1890/head. Limo steers 253.3kg from Blackbutt sold to 636.2c/$1611 and 305kg for 665c/$2028 to local buyers.

Heavy feeder steers 437.9kg from Tansey sold for 489.2c/$2142/hd.

Heavy feeder steers 437.9kg from Tansey sold for 489.2c/$2142/hd.

Weaner steers averaged 652c/kg across the board. Light feeders returning to the paddock or going to the feedlot averaged 517c/kg and topped at 665c/kg and $2028. Bruce Webb, Nanango, sold 222.5kg Droughtmaster weaner steers from his Brisbane Valley property for 622.2c/$1446.

Mickeys also found strong support around 540c range for the lighter end and sappy veal types made 480c/kg. A standout in the mickeys was a line from Bob Scott, Bullcamp, weighing 198kg and selling for 680.2c/$1345.

Heavy feeder steers 437.9kg from Tansey sold for 489.2c $2142/hd. These calves were light weaners and grown out on oats, delivering very good results for the vendor. A good run of 452.5kg Angus and Droughtmaster steers from Emu Creek sold for 456.2c/$2064 to Downs feeders.

The heifer market was on fire with the majority of the Euro and Angus types headed for NSW. Weaner types topped at 580c/kg/$1632 to average 533c/kg and $1311/head. The better types of heifers found strong buying support above 550c/kg. Charolais heifers 218.3kg from Maidenwell sold for 578.2c/$1264.

Tropical content and Droughtmaster type feeder heifers sold from 430-470c/kg depending on dentition.

Bulls 735kg topped at 500c/kg/$3675 sold by Huntaway Brahmans who also had another young bull 735kg sell for 410c/$2173. Both bulls went to local buyers.

Heavy cows 622kg from Yarraman made 345c/$2147 selling to SEQ processors.

Light conditioned Droughtmaster cows and calves sold for $2560.

PTIC red tag Charolais cross cows sold for $2100 to local buyers.

A feature line of PTIC blue tag Angus cross and Charbray heifers from Gympie sold for $2050 to return about 600c. These heifers are bound for a NSW property re-stocking after the drought.

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