The local season was reflected in the growth and condition of the cattle with most of the steer portion weighing from 350-450kg.
Also exciting was the welcome of new vendors this year in the Price family from Dirranbandi and the Roddau family from Dalby. There was a good spread of vendors reaching from Dalby to Morven and with results as featured below Watkins aimed to get the very best for each and every vendor
Wilson Grazing ‘Redbank’ Mitchell sold Braford steer s 252c/kg for 476kg to return $1,201p/hd. They also offered Braford heifers at 210c/kg for 356kg to return $748p/hd.
TL, JV & M Kehl ‘Hillview’ Wallumbilla sold Braford Steers 252c/kg for 413kg to return $1,041p/hd
CD & RD Hay “Moonya’ Wandoan sold Braford Steers 252c/kg for 403kg to return $1,016p/hd
HJ, DS & JT Stewart ‘Wycombe’ St George sold Braford steers 246c/kg for 374kg to return $921p/hd. They also offered Braford heifers which made 190c/kg for 368kg to return $700p/hd
Glenrowan Grazing Co ‘Glenrowan’ Morven sold Brafor steers 246c/kg for 372kg to return $915p/hd. Glenrowen also sold Braford heifers 180c/kg for 480kg to return $864p/hd and Braford cows made 174c/kg for 528kg to return 920p/hd.
LFJ & AD Price ‘Miegunyah’ Dirranbandi sold Braford steers 236c/kg for 345kg to return $815p/hd
A & J Hay ‘Moonya’ Wandoan sold Braford Steers 225c/kg for 310kg to return $698p/hd
M & D Roddau ‘Wonga Vale’ Dalby sold Braford cows and calves for $845p/unit.
This year the quality line of Brafords were judged by Paul Eakin from Teys Australia, commenting that all lines of Brafords offered, were of outstanding quality and as such made it a tough job to picking the winners.
Brafords offered, were of outstanding quality and as such made it a tough job to picking the winners.
Champion & 1st place went to Pen 188 – Wilson Grazing
2nd place went to Pen 193 – TL, JV & M Kehl
Light Feeder Steers
1st place went to Pen 203 – LFJ & AD Price
2nd place went to Pen 201 – HJ, DS & TJ Stewart
1st went to Pen 215 – Wilson Grazing
2nd went to Pen 217 – HJ, DS & TJ Stewart
Light Replacement Heifers
1st went to Pen 214 – Wilson Grazing
2nd went to pen 212 – Wilson Grazing