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Cattle Numbers Dip To 700

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Cattle numbers dipped slightly at the most recent fortnightly Murgon cattler sale, and restocker cattle values continued to ease (Photo: Pratt Agencies)

September 12, 2019

by Pratt Agencies

Cattle numbers dipped back to 700 at Murgon’s most recent sale last Tuesday.

Better conditioned export cattle and feeders sold to firm rates while restocker cattle values continue to ease.

Cattle for the sale were drawn from Mundubbera, Paradise Dam, Mt Perry, Gayndah, Nanango, Kingaroy, Kilkivan and the Murgon district.

Sale results:

  • Heavy Bulls sold to $2.59 and $2250
  • Bullocks topped at $2.78/kg and $1430
  • Cows over 500kg topped at $2.34/kg, averaging $2.08/kg
  • Cows 400–500kg sold to a top of $2.20/kg
  • Lighter Cows under 400 kg topped at $1.57/kg
  • Export Heifers sold to $2.50/kg
  • 477 Charbray Steers from Mundubbera sold for $1290 at $2.70/kg
  • Local Droughtmaster steers weighing 436kg sold to $2.52/kg to return $1100
  • Two pens of Angus steers from Goomeri sold for $2.98/kg, returning $991 at 332kg and $895 at 300kg
  • Hereford steers from Proston weighing 330kg sold for $857 at $2.59/kg
  • Santa weaner steers from Gayndah sold for $2.50/kg and $742
  • Euro cross weaner steers from Hivesville sold for $2.49/kg for $745
  • 393kg Droughtmaster heifers from Merlwood sold to $985 at $2.50/kg
  • 360kg Brangus heifers from Gayndah sold to $2.40/kg to return $864
  • Braford weaner heifers form Mt Perry sold to $2.26/kg and $627
  • Droughtmaster weaner heifers from Goomeri also sold to $2.26/kg and $570
  • Two pens of Santa weaner heifers from Coringa sold for $2.09/kg, returning $497 and $464
  • A fair percentage of the weaner heifers yarded sold in the $1.60 to $2.00/kg bracket

The next Murgon cattle sale will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 8:00am.

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