The 2017 Silverdale Weaner Sale was a huge success, with agents Hayes and Co yarding 2043 head - the largest yarding of cattle in its 14-year history.
The quality of the yarding was a credit to all vendors with top lines coming from the local areas and as far afield as Nebo, Yarraman, Nanango, Kilcoy, Toogoolawah, Crow’s Nest, cattle even coming from clean country to be a part of the top quality day.
This drew a large panel of new buyers from the Downs and Western areas, with over 60 per cent of the yard going into clean country through feedlots and bullock growers.
Heavy weaners over the scales were regularly cracking over $1100 with open auction cattle regularly cracking over $4/kg
The champion pen of weaners for the show was from the account of G and N Lucas selling their top quality heavy Charolias weaners for 350 to return an outstanding result of $1244.
The Lucas Families second pen of Charolias weaners sold for 341 to return $1209.
TJ and KP Turner of Mt Alford sold top quality lines of Angus weaners which placed third in the weaner steers to make 366 to return $1135.
James Cook Pty sold lines of Charbray weaners for an average of 340 with the top pen returning $1124.
The McFarlane family sold lines of Angus weaners making 338 to return $1065.
Roslyn D’addona sold lines of Limousin weaners for 360 to return $994.
Merillyn Stenzel sold lines of Angus steers for 366 to return $1,036.
Surawski Farming of Carneys Creek sold lines of Charbray weaners for 350 to return $1,134.
Allery and Sons sold lines of Angus steers for 341 to return $953.
Elenora Pastoral sold top quality line of Simbrah steers to average 344 to top at $1061. The Bernit Family of Fernvale sold Charbray steers for 356 to return $954.
CA and DE Johnston of Merryvale sold Charbray x weaners for 370 to return $1073.
Peter Wadley sold lines of Droughtmaster steers for 372 to return $840.
DN and FM Morrison sold lines of Charbray x steers to for 362 to return $855.
G and N Lucas sold top quality Charolais heifers for 330 to return $1115.
Cameron AG sold top quality Angus heifers for $1044.
LM Armstrong sold Brahman x heifers for $1053.
Flinders International sold lines of Brahman heifers for $1316 and $1145.
N Brook sold lines of Santa heifers for $1080.
The Hollow Station sold Hereford x weaners for $950. Tru Investments sold top quality lines of Charbray steers for $990. Dennis and Lorraine Tones sold lines of Droughtmaster steers for $1080, $970 and $950.
Goldthrill Pty sold top quality line of 200 Charbray weaners with the steers making $1040 and the heifers making $880.
J and MM Wyatt sold top quality lines of Charbray heifers with breeding potential for a $920 average with the top pen making $990.
Champion pen of Weaner steers – G and N Lucas.
Weaner steers 1st G and N Lucas, 2nd Eleanora Pastoral, 3rd TJ and KP Turner.
Weaner Heifers 1st G and N Lucas, 2nd Eleanora Pastoral, 3rd G and N Lucas.