Red hot beef at Leongatha

Red hot beef at Leongatha


Stock and Land Beef
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Strong local competition supported a good yarding of beef cattle at Leongatha on Thursday, with many re-stockers confident of an autumn break.

At a glance:

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  • Total yarded 2752
  • Steers to $1440
  • Heifers to $1070
  • Cows to $1230
  • Cows & calves to $1480
  • Bulls to $3100

Strong local competition supported a good yarding of beef cattle at Leongatha on Thursday, with many re-stockers confident of an autumn break.

They were supported by NSW cattle buyer, Duncan Brown, who chased mostly heifers and some young steers and finished the day with 500 head.

The sale was dominated by weaner cattle in the yarding of 2752 head, along with a dispersal of Hereford cows and heifers, pregnancy-tested-in-calf (PTIC).

Steers made to $1440, with a good percentage of the yarding above $900; heifers made to $1070, with very few of these cattle below $750.

“Weaner steers and heifers averaged $1014; heifers were 300c/kg, steers 350-360c/kg,” said livestock agent David Phelan, Phelan Henderson & Co.

“It was a very strong sale overall, with locals looking to restock for the autumn break,” said Landmark Harcourts manager, Terry Ginnane.

“Most of the cattle were bought for backgrounding.”

Steer calves sold very well to local buyers looking to background – a line of 70 Angus calves, 6mo, vendor R&J Donat, Mardan, sold to $865, estimated weights 160-210kg.

G&D Jacobson, Woolamai, sold the top-priced pen of Angus steers, Langi Kal Kal bloodline, to $1440. A second pen made $1100. Heifers from the same vendor returned $1005.

Peter Elliott, Arawata, sold 18-20mo Hereford steers to $1410, for a pen of nine, 466kg.

G,K&N Belcher, Woodside, sold 88 Angus steers, $1350 to $1160, top average weight 398kg, 10-11mo, Banquet bloodline. Same vendor sold 31 Angus heifer weaners, 309kg, $970, average $936.

Pat, Norma, Damian and Maria Moore, Yarram, sold a line of 95 Angus and Black Baldy weaner steers, 9-11mo, Yancowinna and Innesdale bloodlines, to a top of $1320 for a pen of 20, average weight 377kg.

David and Barbara Kallady, Gelliondale, sold 100 mixed sex Angus weaners; the steers, 10-11mo, 369kg, sold to $1300; the heifers, 9-10m, 347kg, at $1060.

Maria Pretty, Binginwarri, sold a pen of 18 Angus and Red Angus steers, unweaned, 393kg, at $1220.

MA&MH Scanlon, Glenburnie, sold a line of 45 Angus steers, 9-10mo, to an average $1224; the first pen of 16, 368kg, made $1280; a pen of 11 black baldies, 339kg, $1200.

A line of 100 mixed sex Charolais and Angus weaners, Jarobee bloodline, vendor Mike McRae, Cloverdale, Dalyston, sold to $1270, 332kg, for the 68 steers; 95 heifers, 306g, sold to $1065, average $990.

Stuart Investments, Stacey’s Bridge, sold 30 Hereford steers, 7-11mo, 361kg, to $1200; 30 heifers, 7-10mo, 320kg, sold to $910; Karoonda bloodline. 

Rick Oldham, Oldham Pastoral, Archies Creek, sold 15 Angus weaner steers, 10-12mo, 367kg, $1190.

Terry Miller, Woolamai, sold 50 vendor-bred Angus weaner steers, to a top of $1090 for a pen of 17, average 320kg; the line averaged $1042.

Peter Miller, Almurta, sold 12 Charolais-cross heifers, ready to join, 368kg, at $1050.

Bob & Barb Johnson, Argyle Enterprise, Newborough, dispersed their 150 Hereford breeding cows and heifers, all PTIC to Mawarra and Emu Holes bulls, to $1230, average $1056. Cows and calves, same vendor, sold to $1460, average $1292.

Willawa Grazing, Foster, sold 15 cow & calf units at $1480.

Mark & Debbie Reynolds, Billy Creek Limousins, Yinnar, sold a Limousin bull for $3100.

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