Murgon market fully firm in rain reduced yarding

Helen Walker
By Helen Walker
Updated November 24 2021 - 8:28pm, first published 7:00am
Aussie Land and Livestock's Josh Steinhardt, Midge Thomson, Aaron Randall and Corey Evans with a pen of Droughtmaster cross steers that made 686c/kg.

Local livestock agents yarded 550 at the South Burnett Livestock Exchange Murgon on Tuesday, after rain caused some cancellations.

Selling agents reported the market was fully firm and rose to new levels in certain areas.



Aussie Land and Livestock agent James Bredhauer said feeder cattle sold to dearer rates as did weaners. He said heavy bulls sold to 398c/kg, returning $4020, while heavy cows over 500 kilograms sold to 397c, to return $2490. Export quality heifers sold to 445c/kg to return $2900.

Euro cross steers from Murgon sold for 582c to return $2338, while local Charolais cross steers sold for 554c to return $2310 and lighter younger Charolais cross steers from Coringa sold 626ckg to return $2188.

Charbray cows and calves from Coringa sold for $3075/head and local Santa cows with calves sold for $3050.

A Brahman heifer offered by local John Muller was sold with proceeds going to the RACQ Careflight.

Mr Muller had been selling at the South Burnett Livestock Exchange for many years and was recently trampled when he lost his footing while trying to tag heifers for sale.

As a result, he was airlifted to the Princess Alexander Hospital in Brisbane by the RACQ Helicopter.

Now home, and recovered, he offered the offending heifer on Tuesday who sold to 666c/kg to return $1998. She was bought by AAM, the owners of the SBLX and again re-offered for sale. The second time she was bought by the Evans family, Jen Daview Limousins, Kingaroy for $1578, giving a total donation of $3576 to Careflight.

SBLX manager Andrew Wieland said when he knew the heifer was coming into the sale he thought it would be a good opportunity for them to give something.

"We see the chopper flying over here a couple of times a week, " he said.

"One day we may have the need for a RACQ chopper to land here, so my boss Gavin Tickle and I thought it would be good to support the cause."

Corey Evans said his family also thought it was a good cause to support.

"We were looking for some yearling heifers to re-stock our commercial herd so we included her in our buy," he said.

The heifer was sold twice and raised a total donation of $3576 for RACQ Careflight Helicopter.

Cattle were drawn from Mundubbera, Gayndah, Coringa, Biggenden, Mt Perry, Kingaroy, Nanango and locally.

Santa weaner steers reach 830c/$1565 at Roma store sale



The last sale for 2021 at SBLX Murgon will be on December 7, with auctions returning in 2022 on January 11.

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Helen Walker

Helen Walker

Toowoomba-based Journalist

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