February 1, 2021
The Special Store Sale at Coolabunia on January 28 drew a yarding of 1000 head.
It was the first sale for 2021, and the market remained strong across the board with all results up.
Tim Stevens from Blackbutt achieved the top price for a pen of steers ($6.10/kg).
However, there were many other good lines of steers achieving prices in the $6.00/kg range, including light steers.
Cattle for the sale were drawn from the Brisbane Valley, Kilcoy, Yarraman and local areas.
Coolabunia Special Store Sale results:
- Feeder steers in the 300–400kg range averaged $5.40/kg
- Heavy feeder steers were in good demand, making $5.50 to $5.70 per kilo
- Toothy steers sold well at $4/kg
- Background cattle sold to for $5.60/kg for lighter cattle and $5.50/kg for heavier cattle
- Heifers made $5.50/kg at the top end, and averaged at $4.84/kg
- Lightweight, young cattle and calves sold to $1000
- Older shorthorn cows and calves made $3050 in places
- Lighter condition Charolais cows with calves sold to $2250
- PTIC – $2050 just back in calf blue tags
- Limousine PTIC cows sold to $2300
- Blue Tag cows ranged between $1900 to $2100
- PTIC cows achieved $2100 across the board
- Brangus heifers sold to $2100
- Fat cows sold across the board at $3.15/kg
- Store cows sold to an average of $2.95/kg and $1400
- A small number of bulls in the yarding averaged $4.16/kg for $2400
The next fortnightly Murgon Cattle Sale will be held on Tuesday, February 2.
The next fortnightly sale at Coolabunia will be held on Thursday, February 11.