128 cows and calves, to $1,495.66
422 heifers, av $700.62
463 steers, av $823.90
SOUTH Australian restockers have moved on northern Victorian markets, taking an interest in “a little bit of everything”, at last week’s Wangaratta store sale, according to Elder’s agent, Sue Davies.
She said the mixed quality yarding sold very well, with Creek Pastoral, South Australia, active in looking for steers, heifers and cow and calf units.
“They have had some good rains over that way and that’s got them out searching for cattle,” Ms Davies said.
“We are pretty lucky in this area at the moment.
“It’s looking as pretty as a picture around here, but if you go 70-80 kilometres out the feed quality is not there.”
Daniel Fischer, Landmark, said the market was about $50-80 above expectations, with lighter steers and the top end of the cow and calf units doing best.
“The heavier steer job didn’t have buoyancy the rest of the market had,” Mr Fischer said.
‘There was good strong support from south-eastern South Australia and the western districts, as well as quite a large contingent of local buyers.”
Lighter store type cows, which didn’t have the breeding behind them, fetched between $1100-1300.
“But most vendors would have walked away happy,” Mr Fischer said.
We are pretty lucky in this area at the moment, it’s looking as pretty as a picture around here, but if you go 70-80 kilometres out the feed quality is not there.
Among the better sales were six Raeville Angus steers, which fetched $1230, or an average of 458c/kg.
Another four Moorwatha blood 16-18 month old Red Angus steers, a/c KG Adams, Springhurst, went for an average of 444c/kilogram, or $1165.
A draft of 18, 11 month old Angus steers, Welcome Swallow and Witherswood blood, a/c KD and BJ Simmons, Glenrowan, sold for an average of 392c/kg, or $1100 a head.
Tayball Investments were among the best of the heifer sales, averaging 630c/kg and 615c/kg, for two head, respectively.
Among the cows and calves five Friesian cross heifers, with four to eight week old Limousin calves at foot, a/c P&V Hourigan,sold to $2120.00.
The WJ Read family trust sold seven cow and calf units for $2040, while Genrick Park had one sale at $2025.
Sharyn Harrison, Molyullah, offered 10 Angus cows and calves, Witherswood blood, receiving $1680.00.
Landmark offered three Angus cow and calf units, a/c K Finger and son, Moyhu, Riga blood, with four to six week calves at foot, not rejoined, to recieve $1910 a head.
Tayball Investments were among the best of the heifer sales, averaging 630c and 615c/kg, for two head, respectively.
Rodwells Peter Dargan agreed most cattle went locally, with some commission buyers and the feedlots underpinning heavier steer sales. He said he thought it was a very good result for the sale, “given the state of the countryside and the way the market has been going.
“The fat market had backed off, everything had backed off. It hadn’t rained last week, that’s why we wound up with 1000 cattle,” Mr Dargan said.