August 28, 2020
Agents yarded 600 head in Murgon on Tuesday, and export cattle remained firm on previous sales.
Weaner cattle also sold to a very strong market.
Cattle were drawn from Eidsvold, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Kingaroy, Kilkivan, Boondooma, Hivesville and the Murgon district.
- Heavy Bulls topped at $2.77/kg and $2523
- Bullocks sold to $3.40 for $1868
- Heavy Cows over 500kg topped at $2.83/kg and $1712, averaging $2.79/kg
- Cows 400-500kg sold to $2.83/kg for a $2.57 average
- Lighter Cows under 400kg topped at $2.42
- Export heifers sold to $2.99/kg and $1899
- Hereford steers from Manumbar sold for $3.40/kg and $1868
- 450kg Angus Steers from Wondai sold to $4.04/kg to return $1818
- Local Santa steers weighing 456kg sold for $3.80/kg and $1736
- 388kg Santa cross steers from Kingaroy sold to $3.89/kg, returning $1512
- 394kg Charbray steers sold for $1522 at $3.86/kg
- Three pens of quality Droughtmaster weaner steers from Hivesville sold to $4.22/kg to top at $932
- Santa weaner steers from Proston sold for $1029 at $4.26/kg
- Light Braford cross weaner steers sold to $4.49/kg and $710
- 400kg Charbray heifers from Boondooma sold to $3.29/kg and $1316
- Angus heifers from Goomeri sold for $1552 at $3.20/kg
- 344kg Charbray heifers sold for $3.68/kg, returning $1266
- Angus weaner heifers from Yarraman sold to $3.99/kg and $814
- Light Brahman cross weaner heifers sold for $819 at $3.60/kg
- Crossbred Cows and Calves sold to $1575
The next fortnightly Murgon sale will be held at the Murgon Saleyards on Tuesday, September 8 at 8:00am.
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The Coolabunia sale on Tuesday afternoon saw very strong results overall, despite the absence of one of the regular export buyers.
- Cows sold strongly, with store cows starting around $2.26/kg and ranging up to $2.90/kg for better
- Bulls sold in the $2.50/kg to $3.10/kg range
- Store heifers ranged from $3.50/kg to $4.30/kg
- Steers sold in the $3.80/kg to $4.60/kg range, with very strong competition
Steers and heifers at the sale were going to local paddocks, or back to the Downs, southern border regions and NSW.
The sale also saw a good run of cows and calves from a vendor who has had to sell their property due to illness.
Young cows sold at $1700 PTIC Reg Tag and Blue Tag, while their calves – which had been weaned – sold for $1050 (i.e $2750 per total unit).
This was a very happy result for the vendor – the cows were PTIC’d back to a Charolais bull.
- Bunya Bull Sale is on at Coolabunia on September 5 at 11:00am
- Fat and Store Sale at Coolabunia on September 8 at 12:00 noon
- Special Fat and Store Sale at Coolabunia September 10 at 9:00am
- Special Female Sale at SBLX Murgon Saleyards on September 25 at 10:00am
[Photos: Aussie Land & Livestock]