SOUTH-WEST Victorian and South Australian restockers with good pastures and feedlotters seeking cattle meant solid demand for store cattle at Warrnambool last week.
Warrnambool Stock Agents Association secretary Gerald Madden said the heavier beef steers sold to 189 cents a kilogram or $713 a head, unjoined heifers made to 186c/kg or $612, cows with calves made to $950 and heifers with calves topped at $940.
He said the quality of the offering varied from fair to very good, with isolated pens of steers and heifers in forward condition. Values in all categories were slightly easier than the improved rates of the August sale, taking into account the variation in quality, Mr Madden said.
Grown steers from 340-415kg liveweight sold fully firm and up to 189c/kg or $713 for Ware Pastoral’s 18 387kg September 2008-drop Red Angus-cross steers.
Seller David Ware said the Yonda Grange-sired steers out of Allendale blood Hereford cows always sold well. Other heavy steer lines sold generally from 165-184c/kg.
The Mason family at Codrington sold 19 341-kg Angus steers for 187c/kg or $637 a head and T and K Netherway’s 9 299-kg Angus steers made 187c/kg or $559.
*Extract. Full report Stock & Land.
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