June 16, 2020
The Coolabunia weaner and store sale on Thursday, June 11 was a cracker with steers topping at $5.04/kg.
Overall, the quality of the cattle presented was very good and very strong prices were achieved, with the sale averaging $3.95/kg for steers and heifers.
Aussie Land & Livestock trialled live streaming with bidders bidding via phone.
Other buyers travelled from Western Queensland, coastal areas and New South Wales to attend.
The majority of cattle were pre-treated and clear of ticks, enabling quick transport options for buyers.
The sale showed tremendous strength across the board with buyers bidding strongly on all lots.
Cattle were drawn from Gayndah, Mt Perry, Brisbane Valley and the Kingaroy-Nanango district, and were sold to local, Western Downs and interstate interests.
- Heavy steers topped at $5.04/kg
- Good lines of lighter steers averaged $4.65/kg
- Most Angus cross steers sold at $4.40/kg plus, averaging at $4.57/kg
- A big run of heavy feeder steers from Brisbane Valley topped at $1870 and averaged at $1770, returning $3.80/kg to $4.07/kg
- Light Angus feeder steers from Kingaroy sold to $4.08/kg and $1327
- Angus cross steers from Mt Perry sold to $4.60/kg and heifers to $4.04/kg
- Angus steers from Mt Binga sold to $4.46/kg
- A large run of Charolais heifers topped at $4.22/kg and $1126
- Heifers consistently sold in the high $3-$4 range, averaging $3.94/kg
- A line of store condition cows and calves sold to $1925 and $1890 per unit
- Dangore Mountain Grazing sold Charolais heifers to average $4.22/kg with their steers averaging $4.36/kg; the whole consignment averaged $4.30/kg
There will be another special store sale at Coolabunia in the new financial year.