Troy Dennien, from Pratt Agencies, at the Murgon Saleyards with three pens of Santa weaner steers from J. Zillman of Gayndah, which sold to an average $4.59/kg at $1012 in a very strong market (Photo: Pratt Agencies)

September 9, 2020

by Pratt Agencies

Agents yarded 714 head at the fortnightly Fat and Store sale in Murgon on Tuesday.

Export cattle remained firm on previous sales, and weaner cattle sold to a very strong market once again.

Cattle for the sale were drawn from Gayndah, Kilcoy, Nanango, Proston, Cushnie, Wondai, Goomeri, Wooroonden and Murgon districts.

Sale results:

  • Heavy bulls topped at $3.18/kg and $2532
  • Bullocks sold to $3.59/kg and $1852
  • Heavy cows over 500kg topped at $2.85/kg and $1780, averaging $2.77
  • Cows 400-500kg sold to $2.69/kg for a $2.57 average
  • Lighter cows under 400kg topped at $2.48/kg
  • Export heifers sold to $3.54/kg, returning $1859
  • Hereford steers from Memerambi sold for $3.59/kg at $1813
  • 420kg Gelbvieh cross steers from Nanango sold to $3.68/kg, returning $1486
  • Local Charolais steers weighing 350kg sold for $3.94/kg at $1376
  • Local 336kg Droughtmaster cross steers sold to $3.93/kg to return $1321
  • Angus cross weaner steers from Goomeri sold for $4.20/kg at $1178
  • A draft of quality Santa weaner steers from Gayndah sold for $4.58/kg to top at $1096
  • Other light weight weaner steers sold out to a top of $4.46/kg
  • Local Charolais cross heifers sold to $3.70/kg to return $1412
  • 415kg Charbray heifers from Kilcoy sold to $3.37/kg and $1399
  • Brangus heifers from Wondai sold for $1243 at $3.32/kg
  • Angus cross heifers weighing 286kg sold for $3.79/kg at $1086
  • Gelbvieh cross weaner heifers from Goomeri sold to $3.94/kg and $847
  • Lightweight weaner heifers sold out to a top of $4/kg
  • A small number of cows and calves were yarded and sold to $1610

Upcoming sales:

  • Special Store Sale at Coolabunia Saleyards on Thursday, September 10 at 9:00am
  • Next Fat and Store Sale at Murgon and Coolabunia is on Tuesday, September 22 2020 at 8:00am

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