‘Animated’ bids push Strath steers to $1400

‘Animated’ bids push Strath steers to $1400


Sales
FIRST PEN: Newlyn Park stud owner Gavin Newman with client Allan Manning, Woodside, who sold 10 April 2016-drop Newlyn Park-blood Angus steers, 408kg, at $1380 or $3.38/kg to Thomas Foods International.

FIRST PEN: Newlyn Park stud owner Gavin Newman with client Allan Manning, Woodside, who sold 10 April 2016-drop Newlyn Park-blood Angus steers, 408kg, at $1380 or $3.38/kg to Thomas Foods International.

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STEERS sold to $1400 at the Strathalbyn cattle market on Friday, in a very strong sale.

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STRATHALBYN

Yarding: 1100

Steers to $1400

Heifers to $1290

STEERS sold to $1400 at Strathalbyn on Friday, in a very strong sale.

Elders Strathalbyn branch manager Danny Reynolds said the full yarding of 1100 weaners met with animated bidding, particularly restockers looking for breeders.

“There was good quality from a weight point of view,” he said. “On the back of a brilliant feed season.” 

Mr Reynolds said steers were generally $30 dearer, or about 10 cents a kilogram.

“Heifers, while being lighter in weight, were the big improvers – up to 30c/kg dearer,” he said.

The top price pen was offered by AL Eichner, KI, who sold five Boonarkm-blood Angus steers, 420kg, at $1400 or $3.33/kg to Princess Royal, while their 14 steers, 340kg, made $1270 or $3.73/kg, and their 12 sisters, 304kg, made $1110 or $3.65/kg.

First pen honours went to Allan Manning, Woodside, with 10 April 2016-drop Newlyn Park-bld Angus steers, 408kg, which made $1380 or $3.38/kg to Thomas Foods International. 

TFI also paid $1380 or $3.71/kg for 18 Angus steers, 372kg, from S&T Clark, KI, who also sold 19 steers, 322kg, at $1260 or $3.91/kg to Landmark Strathalbyn. 

Richard Crowley Nominees, Balhannah, sold 13 March/April 2016-drop Angus steers, 382kg, at $1350 or $3.53/kg to Princess Royal.

Elders’ first steer offering made $1320, or $3.44/kg, for 25 March/April 2016-drop Raven-bld Angus, 384kg, from Buck Pastoral, KI.

Buck Pastoral also sold 17 steers, 324kg, at $1260 or $3.89/kg to TFI; 12 Ferndale-bld Red Angus, 352kg, at $1250 or $3.55/kg to Princess Royal; and nine Red Angus, 327kg, at $1240 or $3.79/kg to TFI.

GT Roberts, KI, sold 14 April/May 2016-drop steers, 221kg, at $1060 or $4.79/kg.

DM&JC Weatherspoon, KI, sold 27 Angus steers, 283kg, at $1200 or $4.24/kg; while RD&LP&DA Howard, KI, sold 19 Murray Grey steers, 265kg, at $1120 or $4.22/kg.

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