Casino steers to $1405
Some 1400 head went under the hammer at Casino’s Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange on Friday with heavy steers making to $1405, light weaners selling to 344 cents per kilogram and heifers not far behind at 322c/kg.
Some 1400 head went under the hammer at Casino’s Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange on Friday, hosted by Ramsey and Bulmer, with heavy steers making to $1405, light weaners selling to 344 cents per kilogram and heifers not far behind at 322c/kg.
Walter and Joy Whitney, who run poll Hereford cattle on good scrub country at Old Bonalbo, sold a pen of milk tooth Hereford steers, 20 months, that weighed a remarkable 472kg and fetched 297c/kg or $1405, selling to Jackson Agriculture's New England Tablelands' venture for grass-fed finishing.
The Dockrill family, Clovass, bought nine Weona Brangus over Santa Gertrudis/ Hereford steers, four tooth, from Michael and Narelle Gray, “The Plain” Bonalbo, for an average of 483kg at 264c/kg to return $1277 and which will be grown out on feed for the export market.
The Gray family also sold a pen of Santa/Hereford steers, two tooth, 481kg at 284c/kg to bring $1368, bought by Ian and Irene Hamilton, East Casino, who went on to purchase 18 steers in total and who will fatten them on grass for the next 18 months before consigning them direct to the Northern Co-operative Meat Works.
Michael and Narelle’s son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Annika Gray, Bonalbo, topped the sale in the cents per kilo category, selling light steers by an Alumy Creek Angus bull over Santa/Hereford females, 208kg at 344c/kg to bring $715, with James Hammond, Casino, the buyer.
Bob Boyle, Bangalow, sold Brangus steers by a Weona Brangus bull, 224kg at 326c/kg to return $726.
Shorthorn steers from John Clarke, Old Bonalbo, sold to the Oatley family, “Woodbrook” Brooklana for 322c/kg. Jim Crowter, Findon Creek via Kyogle sold Charolais cross steer to Woodbrook for 342c/kg.
Bill Ralston and family, “Overton” Bonalbo sold 125 Angus and Angus cross steers, and as many heifers, with the long lines making an unusual presence at the saleyards.
Luke Schiller, Mt Burrell via Murwillumbah, paid to a top of 322c/kg for Ralston heifers and will put them to a Wagyu bull.
The Department of Primary Industries bought steers and heifers, all black, which will be grown out as part of commercial grass fed trials at the Wollongbar research station.
Justin Parker, livestock manager for Hurfords plantation division, bought 30 Brangus heifers, weaned, to a top of 288c/kg, which will go under maturing eucalypts at Lynches Creek via Kyogle and will eventually be sold in calf.
More detail to come.