Bairnsdale’s store cattle ideal

Bairnsdale’s store cattle ideal


Stock and Land Beef
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WELL bred beef cattle in ideal store condition attracted interstate buyers to Bairnsdale’s sale on Friday.

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Bairnsdale

Yarding 2300

Steers to $1460

Heifers to $1090

Cows and calves to $1500

WELL bred beef cattle in ideal store condition attracted interstate buyers to Bairnsdale’s sale on Friday.

Store markets across Gippsland have been attracting buyers who want cattle in store condition rather than the forward-store condition on offer in other parts of Victoria. It is a basic cents-per-kilogram calculation – store condition cattle offer a better return, according to many who target them to fatten on pasture.

Pakenham's Graham Osborne bought 180 cattle. He was chasing cattle in ideal store condition to fatten on improved pasture in West Gippsland.

Pakenham's Graham Osborne bought 180 cattle. He was chasing cattle in ideal store condition to fatten on improved pasture in West Gippsland.

At Bairnsdale on Friday, there were plenty of well bred cattle on offer – which saw a lot of competition between buyers for Landmark International export orders, grass- finishers at Pakenham, Dubbo and King Island and feedlots in Victoria, NSW and South Australia.

Bombala cattle led the sale, with Donna Tupper-Lucas’s Hereford and black baldy steers selling to a top of $1460, average $1160.

Prices eased slightly on older steers. Nick Sarjent, Orbost, sold 20 month-old Angus steers, 544kg, at $1425.

Bonnacord Ingram Lindenow's Murray Ingram and Caleb Waites bought several pens of weaner steers including this pen, vendor GC May, Carrajung, paying $1000/head.

Bonnacord Ingram Lindenow's Murray Ingram and Caleb Waites bought several pens of weaner steers including this pen, vendor GC May, Carrajung, paying $1000/head.

T&J Sandy, Canni Creek, sold two pens of 16 month-old Angus steers, 464kg, to a top of $1410, av $1380.

AJ&KM Geehman, Ensay, sold 11 Hereford steers, 423kg, at $1310 each. This pen was a taster for what the vendors send to the High Country Calf Sales in a few weeks. The Baillieu family, Yarram Park, sent in a line of 100 14-18 month-old Hereford steers and 70 heifers, on agistment in East Gippsland. Steers, 470kg, sold to $1275, av $1161. Heifers, 406kg, sold to $950, av $878.

D Hurley, Dargo sold two pens of Angus steers, 422kg, to $1250, average $1205. Tim Woodgate, Buchan, sold a pen of 16 Hereford steers, 410kg, at $1235.

Neville Beasley, Devlin Park, sold his annual draft of Angus 9mo weaner steers to a top of $1250, average $1129, for 238 head that topped the scales at 397kg.

Neville Beasley, Devlin Park, sold his annual draft of Angus 9mo weaner steers to a top of $1250, average $1129, for 238 head that topped the scales at 397kg.

Smith Graziers, Tambo Crossing, sent in two pens of 16-17 month-old Hereford steers, 380kg, to a top of $1200, av $1120. Among the weaner cattle, Neville Beasley, Devlin Park, sent in his annual draft of nine month-old Angus weaner steers, that sold to a top of $1250 for a pen of 22, 397kg lwt. The av price across the line of 238 head was $1129 each.

Buyers were looking for well bred ideal store condition beef cattle at last Friday's cattle sale at Bairnsdale - and they were not disappointed with most of the 2300 Hereford, Angus and Charolais on offer. These Angus steers, 355kg, vendor Linden Park, Ensay, sold to spirited bidding at a top of $1160.

Buyers were looking for well bred ideal store condition beef cattle at last Friday's cattle sale at Bairnsdale - and they were not disappointed with most of the 2300 Hereford, Angus and Charolais on offer. These Angus steers, 355kg, vendor Linden Park, Ensay, sold to spirited bidding at a top of $1160.

Tambo Crossing grazier, David Smith, sold two pens of 16-17mo Hereford steers and heifers at Bairnsdale store cattle sale on Friday. Steers, 380kg, sold to $1200 and heifers $870.

Tambo Crossing grazier, David Smith, sold two pens of 16-17mo Hereford steers and heifers at Bairnsdale store cattle sale on Friday. Steers, 380kg, sold to $1200 and heifers $870.

Two pens of 10-11 month-old Hereford steers, vendor Ethel and Eric Jamieson, Jambro Pastoral, Broadlands, sold to $1280 for a pen of 23 head, 364kg, Mawarra blood.

There was a lot of competition for the two lanes of heifers on offer, especially between Jimmy Matthews buying for Landmark International and Garrison’s feedlot; Duncan Brown buying for grass- finishers in NSW; and Graeme Ward, buying for SA’s Ogilvie Group feedlot.

There were few cows and calves on offer. A pair with Charolais calves at-foot, vendor J O’Callaghan, Nicholson, sold at $1500.

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