Confidence in the cattle market and a big crowd of buyers saw prices climb higher at Warrnambool.
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Heifers destined for the paddock and backgrounders most of the heifers yarded at Hamilton's all breeds heifer sale.
A good spread of buyers combined with quality cattle and demand for EU stock was the foundation for a solid Hereford and Euro sale at Hamilton.
With a yarding of Hereford calves that were generally lighter than previous years, the application of the EU premium provided a boost to prices.
Buyers had a range of steer weaners to meet their needs as competition pushed prices to 345c/kg at the Hamilton all breeds sale.
A dearer price trend has been evident at the early sales of the feature drafts of weaner calves at the annual sale circuit.
Hamilton's weaner sale set the week off to a great start with prices 10-15c/kg above expectations.
First-cross ewe buyers operated cautiously in a yarding of around 24,000 sheep at the Ballarat annual first-cross ewe sale.
The quality annual drafts of weaner cattle from the Deepdale Seaton Park Partnership are the result of the different strengths of the partners and knowledge of cattle breeding.
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