The special female sale at Colac today was again “very strong”, according to Matt Nelson, the livestock agents association president.
The feature female sale at Pakenham last Friday welcomed 100 PTIC 2.5-year-old Angus heifers from Aeolus Nominees, Flinders, for the 25th year.
Competition was very strong for all other breeds of steers and heifers at the start of the second week at Wodonga, only some quality changes affecting price averages.
Battling the heat and another large sale at Yea on the same day made no difference to the crowd, or their confidence.
Although a further 5-10 cents easier demand for young beef weaners remained acceptably strong during the annual Elders steer sale on Friday.
Wodonga's independent agents enjoyed an enthusiastic crowd, with most returning from the previous day. Agents and buyers said this market was dearer than the previous day, and producers were very happy.
Elders Blue Ribbon Feature weaner sale, Yea, continued this year’s strong trend with local cattle attracting interest from Gippsland restockers.
Agriculture Victoria staff have been busy during weaner sales to ensure compliance with traceability, biosecurity and animal welfare requirements.