December 9, 2015
Yarding numbers and prices have been well up at cattle sales at the Coolabunia Saleyards over the past four weeks.
Natural Resources portfolio chair Cr Kathy Duff told Wednesday’s Council meeting that a Fat and Store sale held at the council’s saleyards on November 17 had a yarding of 186 cattle, with prices up an average $30 per head over the previous sale.
One bull made a record 505 c/kg, selling for $4343.
Steers sold up to 349 c/kg, heifers to 329 c/kg, and the sale price for cows and calves went as high as $1782.
On November 28, the annual Cream Of The Crop Droughtmaster female sale had a yarding of 54 with an average sale price of $2702 per head.
And a sale on December 1 attracted 512 head where steers sold to a top of 363 c/kg, heifers to 312 c/kg and cows and calves for up to $1510.
Cr Duff said the increase in yardings was due to a combination of good cattle prices and vendors wanting to sell prior to Christmas.
“The current cattle prices – with some rain around – is a really good news story for many South Burnett cattle producers,” Cr Duff said.
The saleyard’s final sale for the year will be held on December 15.