Echuca store prices hold firm


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At the 800-head yarding at Echuca’s monthly store sale on Monday, Lachie Collins, Landmark Echuca, said the small number of cow and calf pens sold pretty well.

At the 800-head yarding at Echuca’s monthly store sale on Monday, Lachie Collins, Landmark Echuca, said the small number of cow and calf pens sold pretty well with prices firm on last month's sale, which was a good sign given the dry conditions in the region. The category topped at $1775 and koined heifers made up to $1440.

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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.

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