Glenburn producer shines at Yea

Glenburn producer shines at Yea


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Webb Pastoral, Glenburn, had a solid day at Yea’s annual Upper Goulburn Rivers Classic annual weaner sale, achieving the top priced pen and taking out the Silver Calf Cup, for a pen of Charolais Angus cross heifers.

Webb Pastoral, Glenburn, had a solid day at Yea’s annual Upper Goulburn Rivers Classic annual weaner sale, achieving the top priced pen and taking out the Silver Calf Cup, for a pen of Charolais Angus cross heifers.

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GOOD SALE: Ian Purcell, Jarramarumba, was pleased with the price he recieved for his first pen of Angus weaners, at the Upper Goulburn Rivers Classic, annual weaner sale.

GOOD SALE: Ian Purcell, Jarramarumba, was pleased with the price he recieved for his first pen of Angus weaners, at the Upper Goulburn Rivers Classic, annual weaner sale.

The Webbs sold a pen of 20 heavier Angus steers, Barwidgee and Banquet blood, for $1330, or 330c/kg.

“They were a top line of cattle, and we are very pleased with what’s come out this year, what’s been produced,” producer Philip Webb said.

“We had a fair downpour in December, the year has finished quite well, while we thought it was going to dry off a bit quickly, that turned around when those rains came.”

He said there was excellent weight in the cattle presented.

“They have been a really good line of cattle, a good spread of cattle.”

The second pen, a/c Ian and Joy Purcell, Jarramarumba, of 10-12 month old Pert Angus weaner steers went for $1230, or 312c/kg.

Mr Purcell said the region had experienced a very good season.

“We held onto our cattle, because we had plenty of grass, so it’s really made a good season out of it,” Mr Purcell said.

Recent rain had also brought up some green pick.

“Prices have dropped off, but now its coming back a little bit. This is a very good line up of cattle.”

Adam Mountjoy, Rodwell, Yea

Rodwells Yea’s Adam Mountjoy said he was very happy with the sale, with good prices holding through the middle run of cattle.

“A lot of those weaners were commanding between $1100 and $1180,” Mr Mountjoy said.

Sale underway at Yea - first pen achieved top price

The leading heifers also achieved around $1200.

“The mid-run of heifers was very pleasing, with the majority making north of $900,” Mr Mountjoy said.

Most of the cattle went to Gippsland, although commission buyers “put a solid floor in the market” and local restockers were trading out of bullocks, and picking up weaners.

Mr Purcell said the region had experienced a very good season.

Landmark’s Brian McCormack said the quality was very good.

“The steers kept up to where I anticipated they would be and some cattle went or a little bit better than what I thought,” Mr McCormack said.

“Any cattle that were a little bit off fed, or not quite there, were a little bit back in price.”

He said the heifers sold “exceptionally well.”

Among the Hereford, Euro and mixed sex weaners, a/c J McInerney, Hillside, sold a pen of 18 Charolais steers, Karingal blood, for $1245, or  318c/kg.

A pen of  19 EU accredited Hereford steers, a/c Ian and Joy Marshman, Grumble Grumble, Banemore and Glentrevor blood, sold for $1150, or 323c/kg.

Webb Pastoral’s Silver Calf Cup winning pen of 18 Tambo River blood heifers was sold to Garrisons for $1095, or 299c/kg.

They also sold 18 Angus heifers, Banquet and Barwidgee blood, for $1110, or 338c/kg.

A pen of 16 Anvil blood Angus heifers, a/c Preston, Mansfield, sold for $970, or 295c/kg, while 10 heavier Angus heifers, a/c R McKenzie, went for 275c/kg.

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