Stephen Handbury, Anvil Angus (middle), purchased 15 Angus heifers, PTIC to Burnbend bulls, at $800. Pictured with his manager Ian Bates (back) and Malcolm White, Inverugie.
JOINED females struggled in yesterday’s sale at Yea, while weaner heifers sold to recent prices.
The Yea feature female sale saw a yarding of about 2500 head, with all classes of cows and heifers on offer.
Cows with calves-at-foot kicked off the sale, with most making solid returns between $800 and $1000.
Strathglen Pastoral, Strath Creek, topped the market with their 12 by 12 Angus heifers and calves.
The rising three-year-olds had six to eight week-old CAF by Pert Angus Bulls, not station mated.
They sold to Landmark Yea’s Chris Pollard at $1360. Mr Pollard also purchased second Strathglen pen of the same type at $1200, the second top price for the day.
Rodwells Yea’s Adam Mountjoy said it was a “tough day at the office” for joined females, with the top end selling mainly between $800-$870, while secondary lines were more like $600-$700.
A pen of 17 Angus Simmental cross heifers, 2yo and PTIC to Te Mania Angus bulls, offered by Kenalon, Yarrberb, made the top of the joined heifers at $920.
Tarrawarra made the top of the straight black PTIC heifers, selling 21 Kilcoolin bred 2.5yo Angus heifers, depastured with Tarrawarra Angus bull, at $880.
Second and third calving PTIC cattle sold better, making between $800-$1000, with the top pens selling above that.
Larnoo, Yea, sold 9 second and third calving Angus cows, PTIC to Lawson Angus bulls, at $1070, to top that section of the market.
And while the heifer weaners got off to a slow start, Mr Mountjoy said the middle run sold to a strong result, mainly because of export and backgrounding orders.
14 Charolais cross heifers, February-March 2012-drop, offered by Barina, Killingworth, topped the weaners at $580, with the main run making $400-$550.
Lighter heifers, about the 200kg-250kg, sold the best in cents per kilogram terms, at 170-180c/kg. Full report in next week's Stock & Land.