Cattle prices remained firm at the fortnightly Murgon cattle sale on Tuesday (Photo: Pratt Agencies)

July 2, 2020

by Pratt Agencies

Values remained fully firm for the 1200 head of cattle yarded at Murgon on Tuesday (June 30).

The yarding comprised of 300 export cattle and a limited number of feeders, with the balance being younger weaner-age cattle.

Cattle were drawn from Biloela, Baffle Creek, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Biggenden, Durong, Nanango, Kingaroy, Kilkivan and the Murgon area.

Sale results:

  • Bulls topped at $3.26/kg and $2550
  • Heavy Cows over 500kg topped at $3.15/kg and $2450, averaging $2.73/kg
  • Cows 400-500kg sold to $2.83/kg for a $2.52 average
  • Lighter Cows under 400kg topped at $2.40
  • Export heifers sold to $3.39/kg and $1710
  • 402 Brangus steers from Wondai sold for $1562 at $3.88/kg
  • Charolais steers weighing 400kg sold for $3.83/kg to return $1539
  • Two pens of 4 tooth Gelbvieh steers from Johnstown sold for $3.66/kg at $1821 and $3.67/kg at $1663
  • Local Belmont Red steers sold for $1661 at $3.70/kg
  • 360kg Santa cross steers from Wooroonden sold for $1386 at $3.85/kg
  • Brangus steers from Booubyjan sold for $1264 at $3.85/kg
  • Charolais cross weaner steers from Brigooda sold for $4.46/kg, returning $1020 and $799
  • Charolais cross weaner steers from Wondai sold for $916 at $4.24/kg
  • Droughtmaster weaner steers from Tansey sold for $968 and $3.98/kg
  • Braford weaner steers from Booubyjan sold for $3.96/kg, returning $794
  • Santa cross weaner steers from Redgate sold for $803 at $4.25/kg
  • Braford weaner steers from Wondai sold for 815 at $4.18/kg
  • 349kg Santa cross heifers from Hivesville sold for $1284 at $3.67/kg
  • Angus heifers from Durong sold for $1224 and $3.59/kg
  • Two pens of Santa heifers from Kingaroy sold for $3.58/kg at $1256 and $3.50/kg at $1049
  • Droughtmaster cross weaner heifers weighing 209kg sold for $3.94/kg to return $824
  • Two pens of Santa heifers from Gayndah sold for $3.69/kg to return $1095 and $850
  • Brangus cross weaner heifers from Baffle Creek sold to $3.59/kg, returning $754
  • Light Brangus weaner heifers from Gayndah sold for $3.87/kg at $747

The next Murgon sale will be held on Tuesday, July 14 at 8:00am.

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