This Charolais pen was an unusual occurence in the first pen at Bairnsdale today - which is a spot generally taken by Angus or Herefords. These fetched $780.
FEEDLOTS strengthened demand at the Bairnsdale store cattle market today, where 2700 were yarded.
Originally, about 3700 cattle were expected to be offered, but 1000 head were withdrawn at the last minute.
Vendors did not want to take any chances on a larger offering, which could have resulted in cheaper prices.
But, livestock agents were pleased with the end result that saw most grades sell $40-60 a head above expectations.
Good quality also helped to drive competition, while some local Gippsland buyers also made purchases.
Most of the cattle were weaned.
Steers generally made $570-$840, which worked out to a rough liveweight equivalent of 190-230 cents a kilogram.
Heifers made $320-$580, with plenty of demand on the better quality types.
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