Agents prepare to sort pens of cattle at the Murgon Saleyards on Tuesday, where the market for export cattle, weaner steers and heifers remained very strong (Photo: Aussie Land & Livestock)
September 23, 2020

by Pratt Agencies

Combined agents yarded 700 at Murgon’s Fat and Store Sale on Tuesday and export cattle were slightly dearer in places, with store cows selling to very strong rates.

The better runs of weaner steers and heifers were also very strong.

Cattle were drawn from Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Durong, Kingaroy, Nanango, Kilkivan and the Murgon district.

Sale results:

  • Heavy Bulls topped at $3.17/kg and $2600
  • Bullocks sold to $3.43/kg for $2287
  • Heavy Cows over 500kg topped at $2.91/kg and $2140, averaging $2.72/kg
  • Cows 400-500kg sold to $2.87/kg for a $2.63/kg average
  • Lighter Cows under 400kg topped at $2.47/kg
  • Few Export heifers were on offer, selling to $3.16/kg and $1620
  • Hereford steers from Manumbar sold for $1894 at $3.58/kg
  • Local Santa steers weighing 465kg sold for $3.81/kg to return $1772
  • 4 tooth Gelbvieh steers from Johnstown sold for $1493 at $3.64/kg
  • Red Angus steers from Boyneside sold for $1303 at $4.22/kg
  • Local Brangus steers from Moondooner sold to $4.06/kg, returning $1328
  • Good quality Santa steers from Crownthorpe sold for $3.98/kg at $1503
  • 307kg Droughtmaster steers from Nanango also sold for $3.98/kg to return $1222
  • Droughtmaster cross weaner steers from Ban Ban Springs sold for $4.35/kg and $903
  • 243kg Droughtmaster weaner steers sold to $4.32/kg for $1050
  • Light Angus weaner steers from Goomeri sold for $4.76/kg and $710
  • Most better quality steers under 200kg sold between $4.40/kg and $4.60/kg
  • Limousin weaner heifers from Wondai sold for $1271 at $3.91/kg
  • Charolais cross heifers weighing 307kg sold to $3.86/kg, returning $1187
  • Light Charolais heifers sold for $4.18/kg and $836
  • Light Angus heifers sold to $4.26/kg and $568
  • Once again, most lightweight heifers under 200kg sold for $4.00-plus per kilo.
  • A line of 40 Charolais cross store cows from During sold for an average of $2.83/kg and $1356, topping at $1564
  • 34 Charolais cross cows from Ironpot sold for an average of $2.61/kg and $1234
  • Brahman cross Cows and Calves sold to $1770

The next Murgon Fat and Store Sale will be held at the Murgon Saleyards on Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00am, followed by the Coolabunia Saleyards at noon.

A Special Store Sale will be held at the Coolabunia Saleyards on Thursday, October 22 at 9:00am.


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