Livestock market strength shines through in Miriam Vale
THE resilience of the livestock market was once again solidified in the May 27 Miriam Vale cattle sale.
Battles of drought were momentarily forgotten as Jason Polzin from Calliope sold a pen of two-year-old Brahman cross steers at the highest price of the day at $560 a head.
The day attracted a mixed quality yarding of just under 400 head comprising 250 steers, 125 heifers and 25 cows and calves.
Buyers came from as far as Rockhampton, Biloela and Monto, matched with strong local support.
The market was firm for quality lines, while the plainer types eased.
Charlie Prizeman of Seaview Targinnie sold two pens of Grey Brahman steers, number three's for $470 and $480 respectively.
Trevor Dawson and family from Rosedale sold two pens of Braford cross weaner steers for $410.
Errol Blows, Ubobo, sold his Brahman cross weaner steers for $395.
Cliff and Jane Roylance of Bororen sold their grey Brahman steers for $330.
While Norm Turner, Lowmead sold his Brahman cross steers for $320.
The majority of weaner steers were brought by buyers varying from $280 - $410.
Robert Steinol, Berajonda, sold a pen of older Brahman cross heifers for $335.
Most heifers sold from $180-$240, with cows and calves averaging sales between $465 to $540.
The next sale will be on Tuesday, June 24.