Cattle numbers were up at the most recent fortnightly cattle sale in Murgon, but prices were mixed (Photo: Pratt Agencies)

May 30, 2024

by Pratt Agencies

Slightly more than 900 beasts were yarded in Murgon on Tuesday for the last sale of May.

Export cattle eased back in price depending on quality and weight, but better quality weaner steers were fairly firm and lesser quality calves were easier.

The market for weaner heifers is still very tough, but prices for feeder types remained firm.

Cattle for the sale were drawn from Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Blackbutt, Nanango, Kingaroy, Kilkivan, Glen Echo, Kia Ora and the Murgon district.

Sale Results:

  • Heavy Bulls sold to $2.49/kg and $2260
  • Heavy Cows over 500kg sold to $2.21/kg and $1410
  • Cows 400-500kg topped at $2.05/kg for $995
  • Lighter Cows under 400kg sold to $1.65/kg
  • Export heifers sold to $2.78/kg for $1500
  • 410kg Santa steers from Gayndah sold for $1366 at $3.33/kg
  • 428kg Charbray steers from Mingo sold for $1400 at $3.28/kg
  • Two pens of Charbray steers from Mt Perry sold for $3.25/kg, returning $1510 and $1365
  • Two pens of Angus steers from Mt McEuen sold for $3.40/kg at $1350 and $1130
  • Two pens of Charbray steers weighing 360kg and 352kg sold for $3.36/kg, returning $1210 and $1185 respectively.
  • Local Brangus weaner steers sold at $3.32/kg for $940
  • Two pens of Brangus weaner steers from Branch creek sold for $3.22/kg, returning $885 and $740.00
  • 420kg Murray Grey cross heifers from Windera sold for $1060 at $2.54/kg
  • Charolais cross heifers from Ban Ban Springs weighing 406kg sold for $1020 at $2.52/kg
  • Local 450kg Simmental cross heifers sold for $1125 at $2.50/kg
  • 390kg Santa heifers from Byee sold to $1008 at $2.59/kg
  • 350 kg Santa heifers from Gayndah sold for $860 at $2.45/kg
  • A draft of quality Angus weaner heifers from Kia Ora sold to average $2.55/kg and $657, topping at $2.62/kg and $710
  • Two pens of Charbray weaner heifers from Glen Echo sold for $2.44/kg, returning $599 & and 567

The next Murgon Sale will be on Tuesday, June 11 at 8:00am.


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