Steers and heifers sold very well with a strong buying competition from local feedlots as well as north-east Victorian restockers. Neil Maddison, Maddison Livestock & Property, said they even booked some cattle to Leongatha. He said their Friesian steers were $50-$100 back from last month’s sale, depending on size.
Grown steers made up to $1280, Angus steers to $1100 and the top Friesian steers to $1020. Lighter weaner cattle, including Friesians and Angus, sold really well; with buyers willing to spend on a dollars per head basis to secure the cattle they required. This saw light calves made prices equivalent to almost $4/kg.