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Lew and Ian Paroz with Vince O'Brien, Shepherdson and Boyd and a line of Charbray feeder steers they sold at Toogoolawah Store Sale on Friday. Picture Helen Walker.

Lew and Ian Paroz with Vince O'Brien, Shepherdson and Boyd and a line of Charbray feeder steers they sold at Toogoolawah Store Sale on Friday. Picture Helen Walker.

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Santa Gertrudis weaner heifers aged 10 months to $1880/head.

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Brothers, Ian and Lew Paroz, were two happy vendors at the Toogoolawah store sale last Friday, when the 24 Charbray steers they consigned sold for a top of $2300/head, for their lead pen of 12 steers.

Their second pen sold to $2180/head, leaving the brothers feeling very happy.

"That is a great result," Lew Paroz said

The brothers bought these steers as weaners out of a Toogoolawah sale in May last year, and they grew them out on irrigated pasture at their Mutapilly property.

"They were well weaned and about five to six months old when we bought them," Lew said.

He said they trade in partnership together, and still like to buying in Charbray or Charolais bred cattle, as they know they will perform on their country and they like the temperament.

Overall they have 235 hectares scattered over three properties between Laidley and Mutapilly which is all planted to improved pasture.

They carry about 200 steers and say it is getting harder and harder to buy replacements in the current market.

"We really love to buy in as cheaply as we can, as we don't know with the prices and what the market return will be in 15 months time," Lew said.

Other market highlights included the best of the feeder steers topped at $2490/head for a pen of Charbray steers account RW Hession.

Fernbank Pastoral of Kilcoy sold Droughtmaster feeder bullocks for $2400/head.

The Davis Family of Linville sold a quality line of Charolais and Droughtmasters feeder bullocks for $2380 & $2290/head. Trade Brangus x feeder steers account R & S Read of Mundubbera sold for $2000/head.

David and Colleen Smith of Manumbar sold Droughtmaster steers 12mths old for $1950 and $1800/head.

G and C Lynch of Esk sold Charbray weaner steers for $1870/head. Woodside Cattle of Kilcoy sold Charolais steers 12months old, for $1860/head.

Greive Brothers of Colinton sold 7 month old Charolais weaner steers for $1810/head.

Brisbane Valley Holdings of Coominya sold a quality line of Droughtmaster weaner steers for $1780, $1750 and $1740/head. A and A Fitzgerald of Esk sold Charolais x weaner steers 8-months-old for $1710/head.

Jesse Roberton of Kilcoy sold Charolais x weaner steers 7-months-old for $1640/head. Delcosta of Linville sold Charolais weaners 6-months-old for $1610/head.

J and C Dohle of Linville sold a line of Droughtmaster x weaner steers 6-8-months-old for $1800/head, $1640 & $1600/head.

The Pierce Family of Rockhampton sold Brahman x steers 12months old for $1700/head and Shorthorn x weaner steers 8mths for $1570/head. Karreman Quarries of Harlin sold quality light Santa weaner steers for $1570/head. P and R O'Brien of Gayndah sold Brangus calves for $1520/head.

Quality lines of heifers were in strong demand again selling to a competitive panel of buyers. 18-month-old Droughtmaster heifers account R and S Read of Mundubbera sold for $2060/head.

Woodmillar's Santa Gertrudis of Gayndah sold outstanding Santa weaner heifers for $1880/head. M. Burrows Family Trust of Cooeeimbardi sold Sant weaner heifers 10mth for $1500/head. K and S Terry of Hayden sold Droughtmaster weaner heifers $1510/head.

Woodside Cattle of Kilcoy sold 14mth old heifers for $1680/head. Coal Creek Angus of Esk sold Angus weaner heifers for $1550/head.

Telford and Melden of Esk sold Limo x weaner heifers 6-8-months old for $1590/head. A and A Fitzgerald of Esk sold Charolais x weaner heifers 8-months-old for $1540/head. Brahman x weaner heifers account R and D Bruxner sold for $1450/head. Delcosta of Linville sold quality Charolais weaner heifers 6-months-old for $1500/head. DMG Past of Anduramba sold Brahman x weaner heifers for $1370/head.

Limited cows and calves were yarded today. W and C Sutherland sold aged Santa cows and calves for $2550/head. P and F Eggleston Sold aged Droughtmaster cows and calves for $2450/head. Jimna Grazing sold aged Charolais x cows PTIC for $2100/head. E and M Cooke sold Santa PTIC heifers for $2425/head.

The next Toogoolawah Store sale with be on the 19th of November.

Shepherdson and Boyd remind vendors there are only three sales left for the year.

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