Heifer vendors happy with healthy returns

Heifer vendors happy with healthy returns


Stock and Land Beef
WELL PLEASED: Geoff Ferris and his wife Athalee, Keilira, were happy sellers. Their heifers topped at $1240, for a line of 27 weighing 326kg. Their steers sold to $1439 and averaged $1360.

WELL PLEASED: Geoff Ferris and his wife Athalee, Keilira, were happy sellers. Their heifers topped at $1240, for a line of 27 weighing 326kg. Their steers sold to $1439 and averaged $1360.

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THERE were plenty of pleased heifer sellers on the second day of the Naracoorte weaner sales on Friday.

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THERE were plenty of pleased heifer sellers on the second day of the Naracoorte weaner sales on Friday.

The heifers averaged $1214 across the yarding of 1471.

Overall, the heifer sale grossed $1.78 million.

Topping the market with the first pen of the sale was Donald Brown & Co, Keppoch, SA, with 26 Angus steers, Hazeldean-bld, 420 kilograms, going for $1590 or $3.78/kg. The same vendor also sold 23 heifers, 373kg, for $1430 or $3.83/kg.

The previous day, the same vendor sold 23 steers, 448kg, for $1570 or $3.50/kg and 24 steers, 389kg, for $1425 or $3.66/kg.

Regular Naracoorte seller Geoff Ferris, Ferris Partners, Keilira, SA, said he was very happy with the results of both the steers and the heifers.

Mr Ferris sold 27 Angus heifers, 326kg, for $1240 or $3.80/kg, along with 29 heifers, 289kg, for $1140 or $3.94/kg, and also 11 heifers, 255kg, for $1022 or $4/kg.

The 170 steers from Ferris Partners topped at $1439 and averaged $1360.

It was not only South East cattle offered at the sale, with 35 Angus heifers from Kangaroo Island, from DM Haby, Kingscote, weighing 315kg, making $3.71/kg or $1171.

The same vendor also sold 16 heifers, 375kg, for $3.68/kg or $1382, along with 27 steers, 400kg, for $3.59/kg or $1438 and a further 15 steers, 335kg, for $3.97/kg or $1331.

Heathdale, Stewart Range, sold 16 European Union-accredited heifers, Pathfinder-bld, 381kg, for $1370 or $3.59/kg, and 20 heifers, 351kg, for $1280 or $3.64/kg.

The same vendor also sold 29 steers, 433kg, for $1570 or $3.62/kg, 16 steers, 413kg, for $1490 or $3.60/kg and 26 steers, 396kg, for $1465 or $3.69/kg. Ellora Farms, Naracoorte, sold eight Herefored/Simmental heifers, 392kg, for $3.30/kg or $1295, and 12 steers, 390kg for $3.70/kg or $1443. 

TH&SC Rivett, Lucindale, sold 15 Angus-cross heifers, 352kg, for $3.60/kg or $1267, along with 23 heifers, 320kg, for $3.70/kg or $1184 and a further seven heifers, 271kg, for $3.81/kg or $1034. The same vendor also sold 27 steers, 364kg, for $3.82/kg or $1392.

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