Strong demand at small Leongatha yarding

Strong demand at small Leongatha yarding


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There was no Easter eggs at Leongatha, on the eve of Easter last Thursday. While there was no eggs, the small yarding of 750 head sold very well, and producers would be able to buy as many eggs as they wanted, after this sale.

Leongatha agents offered only a small yarding of 750 head, which sold to strong competition, despite a mixed quality offering.

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There was strong demand for a line of 81 Angus-Friesian cows, with the 3rd and 4th  Black Simmental calf at foot. Drafted into suitable, smaller lots, these cows and calves, sold by SB Marriott, due to a property sale, made from $2325-$2700. G&G Bland, Yarram, sold 35 Hereford-Friesian and Angus-Friesian cows, PTIC to Angus bulls for April/May calving, from $1070-$1510.

Mixed results were achieved as buyers chose youth over age. A single Angus steer, 545 kilograms liveweight, offered by Kennington Park, Meeniyan, sold for $1500, but their yearling steers, 403kgs, sold for $1510. Also selling at the higher price was six South Devon steers, 455kgs, of K&S Hutchinson, Yinnar.

A large selection of Friesian and crossbred steers sold to fair-good competition. Prices ranged from $450-$1500.

However, the strength of competition was for the younger steers, which sold mostly from $1190-$1480. Jones&Fleming, Rosedale, sold 19 Angus-Hereford & Hereford steers from $1440-$1480.

R&V Dowell, Leongatha, sold their last draft of 2016 drop Hereford steers from $1180-$1300. G&F Derham, Flynn, sold 10 Hereford steers for $1360. J&S Kelly, Korumburra, sold 14 young Angus steer calves for $1060, which was estimated to equal 460c/kg lwt.

Heifers, being in short supply, sold very well. J Supple, Mirboo North, sold 4 yearling Hereford heifers for $1480, while other yearling heifers sold between $1120 and $1370. Red Angus heifers offered by Campaspe Flats, Berry’s Creek, sold from $1140-$1370. Younger heifers sold from $740-$1140.

Max Fleming, Jones & Fleming, Rosedale, sold Hereford & Angus-Hereford steers at Leongatha and Max was very happy when their steers sold for $1440 & $1480.

Max Fleming, Jones & Fleming, Rosedale, sold Hereford & Angus-Hereford steers at Leongatha and Max was very happy when their steers sold for $1440 & $1480.

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