Once hailed as the largest one-agent store cattle market in the nation Tasmania’s Bothwell sale could mustered only 732 head on Thursday for its annual clearance of southern beef bred weaners.
Quality remained excellent but prices paid for young weaner cattle eased by 10-20c/kg at the second of Tasmania's annual weaner cattle sales on Thursday. VIDEO (YOUTUBE)
Short numbers, high prices and an absence of interstate support were the main features of the opening Tasmanian weaner sale at Powranna outside Launceston on Thursday.
Steer prices tracked toward the heady rates of higher January markets at Ballarat’s annual grown steer and weaner sale
SEJ Leongatha offered the best yarding of yearling steers seen over all markets for a good 12 months, which sold to strong processor feeder steer demand.
Strong competition saw cows and calves make up to $3050 twice at Yea’s feature female sale last Wednesday.
Strong local buying was the key to a highly successful Warrnambool mixed sex weaner sale held on Friday.
Angus-Friesian & Hereford-Friesian heifers with calves, and spring heifers, sold mostly to strong demand, seeing a new top price set of $3125 at Wodonga.