July 14, 2020
The Coolabunia Fat and Store Sale on Tuesday (July 14) was a reduced yarding on the back of last week’s Special Sale, which saw 1,330 head yarded (see separate report, further below).
The latest sale saw values hold firm with export cows to $3.05/kg and heavy cows averaging $2.58/kg.
Friesian cows from Nanango averaged $2.56/kg and $1940.
Heavy steers sold well to average $3.50/kg.
Good Droughtmaster weaner steers averaged $3.80/kg at $890, and their sisters average $3.50/kg at $767.
Cattle were drawn from local areas.
The next Fat and Store Sale will be held on July 28 at Murgon from 8:00am, and Coolabunia from noon.
There will also be a Charolais Bull Sale Open Day on July 18 in preparation for the Coolabunia Classic Charolais Bull Sale on August 13.
A catalogfue for this sale is available as a PDF (11.6Mb).
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The Coolabunia Special Store Sale conducted by Aussie Land and Livestock on July 9 delivered some great results, with steers topping at $4.40/kg.
1330 head of cattle were booked in, comprising 660 steers, 435 heifers, 72 PTIC heifers/cows and 66 cows and calves.
All were sold.
Some of the cattle were showing the effects of the season, but overall the quality was pretty good.
Cattle were drawn from Biggenden, Gin Gin, Murgon, Goomeri and local areas and were sold to locals, Western Downs buyers and interstate interests.
- The Steer market remains fairly strong with good buying support from NSW and a few local producers with min and max of $3.82 to top at $4.40/kg
- The Heifer market compared to the steers was very strong and topped $4.04/kg and $1141.
- A line of Droughtmaster cows and calves sold at $1770 per unit
- Angus cross/Charolais cross cows made $1,700 range
- Brahman cows pregnancy tested empty with calves at foot sold for $2075 to a local breeder
- Light cows sold for $1100
- Cows under 400kg sold between $1500/$1600
- Bulls between 450–600kg sold for $1473
Aussie Land & Livestock live streamed the sale but had difficulty with the internet service dropping in and out, especially during the first part of the sale.
Some buyers bid by phone, while other buyers travelled from Western Queensland, coastal areas and New South Wales to attend the sale.
Overall, the market is good and this is a good time to be selling cattle.