AGENTS reported solid results at the Yea store sale last Friday, where approximately 1000 head were penned and sold.
“For this time of year, it was a decent yarding,” Jim Hutchinson, Elders said.
He said the cattle returned very strong results, with steers sold from 195-210 cents a kilogram and heifers 175-190c/kg.
“We had a smaller field of buyers attend, because there were bigger store sales on in Tumut, Adelong and Bairnsdale,” he said.
“But, we did have a lot of local support with 130 odd cattle purchased by Elders Alexandra.”
Webbware, Yea, realised the top steer weaner price of $645 on a quality draft of 102 Angus, which made an average of $600.
The best of the Grant family’s spring-drop steers, Narlga Station, also sold to $645, while their heifer calves made $490.
Grown steers sold to $720 - reached by Yarram Pastoral, Seymour, on its line of Angus steers, 15-16 months.
The heifer market saw Yarrabend Pastoral, Yea, make the top price of $605, on a pen of 24 12-month-old Angus heifers.
The cow and calf market peaked at $1070 on a run of third to fifth Angus calves from Foster, Merton, with April-May 2009-drop calves at foot.
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