Beaudesert Store Sale gets off to a great start to 2018

Stan Wallace updates news from around the traps.

Early in the week I caught up with Roy Bartholomew, Bartholomew & Co. Roy said due to a great start to the season in the South East corner, cattle are looking and performing very well. Since Christmas, most parts have experienced severe heat and the country is burning off. General rain would be welcome to continue a great season.

"I am pleased to report that our first Beaudesert Store Sale of the year on January 13 opened up firm to slightly dearer in comparison to our closing Sale of 2017,” Roy said.

“ A top line-up of quality heavier feeder steers came to hand and met a very competitive panel of buyers. Weaner steers and heifers are in demand and selling way above vendors’ expectations.”

The Drynan family, Telemon Crossing, Innisplain sold Euro cross steers 15 months for $1295.  David and Sharon Bruce, Tamborine sold Charbray steers 12 months for $1105. Charbray heifers 10 months account Tru Investments, Beaudesert sold for $960. Ben and Jemma King, Boonah sold Charbray heifers 10 months for $940.  A great start to 2018.

Roy said it has been five years since Bartholomew & Co opened the Beaudesert saleyards at Bromelton. 

“It is so pleasing to be receiving quality lines of store cattle from all over Queensland at our new facility then turning around and marketing them to all parts of the country. Thanks to our new plunge dip, Beaudesert Saleyards is now a clearing facility allowing interstate and western buyers the opportunity to purchase lines of quality coastal bred cattle.

“Our 13th Annual All Red Show and Sale will be held on Saturday February 3, with over 800 local Droughtmaster and Santa cattle on offer. This year’s yarding will include over 300 heavier feeder steers and some outstanding lines of Droughtmaster heifers.  I am sure the line-up will keep the judge on his toes.

“We look forward to working with Brendan Scheiwe and the Charolais Society on the 7th Annual Beaudesert Charolais Show and Sale to be held on  March 3 – always a great day and an outstanding yarding of Charolais and Charolais infused cattle.

“After working closely with Geoff Haack and the Limousin Society, we will be conducting the Limousin Blockbuster Hook and Hoof Competition for Limousin and Limousin infused cattle.  The cattle will be fed by B Feeders at Rodgers Creek Feedlot and transported to Beaudesert Saleyards for judging, where the lighter classes will be auctioned and processed at Meramist, Caboolture and heavy classes sent to Teys Australia, Beenleigh on weight and grade. 

“The prize pool will consist of over $10,000 – a great competition for all Limousin enthusiasts to be involved in.”

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