Pakenham market solid

A small and mixed yarding sold well with a smaller crowd keen for cattle


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Prices did not equal that of the feature sales but sellers were happy with their outcome.

Due to the small yarding, and the very mixed offering, major buyers had difficulties putting lines together. However, lifestyle farmers were in their element with many pens of small numbers to bid on.

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This sale lacked the intensity of the recent feature sales in Gippsland and all over Victoria, but prices remained at higher levels.

The small selection of yearling and older steers sold to a top of $1500, or 256-290 cents per kilogram liveweight. A single steer sod at the top price with S Morgan, Tylden, selling 4 Angus yearling steers for $1450. Most yearling steers sold from $1125-$1300.

Younger steers sold mostly from $790-$1170, which equated to 310-330c/kg lwt. Pepperhill Trading, Willow Grove, sold 28 yearling steers for $1125, and 55 younger Angus & Hereford-Gelbvieh steers from $960-$1135.

“Riverbend”, Lang Lang, sold 24 Charolais cross steers from $800-$980, which was at the higher end of liveweight price equivalents.

Two yearling heifers, 3 years, in very good condition sold for $1560, selling well for Anne Johnson, Narre Warren East.

Pepperhill Trading sold Hereford-Gelbvieh yearling heifers from $860-$1040, and S&K Hogan, Box Bank, Woodside, 26 Angus & Murray Grey calves from $710-$805.

Competition for the younger heifers was very good, and a few of the best fattened younger heifers went to processors.

A few drafts of cows and calves and joined heifers were offered, because properties had either been sold, or the lease lost. F&KD Dutchman Nominees P/L, Almurta, sold 26 aged Angus-Friesian cows with CAF, 4-6 weeks, from $1200-$1460, which was a good result considering their age and condition.

S Morgan, Tylden, sold 7 Angus cows and calves for $1540 to attain the highest price.

Joined cows and heifers sold between $1110 & $1530 with some being heavy and in prime condition.

Elders Pakenham auctioneer, Jamie Quinlan, indicates who holds the bid for cows and calves at Pakenham, Thursday.

Elders Pakenham auctioneer, Jamie Quinlan, indicates who holds the bid for cows and calves at Pakenham, Thursday.

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