Steers to $1650
Heifers to $1460
Cows and calves to $2140
PTIC cows to $1820
ONCE again, weaner and grown steers were on par with each other at Bairnsdale’s store sale last Friday.
In a yarding of 1398, prices for steers remained largely firm on the last ordinary store sale, on July 22. The price of females rose about $200 each across heifers, cows and cow and calf units.
A pen of 2.5 year-old Hereford steers, 499kg, sold at $1650; vendor was estate of A Norman, Wy Yung. In contrast, a pen of 10-12 month-old black baldy steers, 401kg, vendor Neil Henderson, Gelantipy, also sold at $1650.
That see-saw effect was seen throughout the sale, where most weaned and grown steers sold well above $1000.
For some vendors, their heifers sold better than their steers. Charolais breeder, Mick Whelan, Waiwera, has experienced this before at Bairnsdale – his 9-10mo steers sold at $1080; his heifers, same age, sold at $1090.
One of the best sales of the day was a pen of 20 yearling Angus steers, 371kg, that sold at $1500, for an average return of 404 cents a kilogram; vendor Vanessa Ingram Daniel, Woe Park, Marlo, was very happy with the result.
Among the grown steers, M&M Davis, Sarsfield, sent in 18mo Angus steers, 432kg, that made $1485. M&L Cole, Bengworden, sold 14-15mo black baldy steers, 362kg, for $1440. Ian Kyle, Ashley Park, Bengworden, also sold yearling steers, Red Angus, 348kg, for $1410.
Bengworden’s Romano Produce sent in 10-12mo Angus steers, 383kg, that returned $1400. The same price was gained for a pen of 10-12mo Angus steers, 351kg, sent in by John and Leanne White, Lindenow.
M&J Betts, Granite Rock, sold Angus steers, 350kg, for $1350. Their second pen, 325kg, sold at $1290.
A run of 12-13mo Hereford steers, vendor Webster Primary Production, Broadford, that were agisted at Bengworden, returned a top of $1260, average $1034.
Robert Hoffman, Meerlieu, sold yearling Red Angus steers, 311kg, $1185.
Vera Vale, Meerlieu, sold 12mo Angus-Blonde d’Aquitaine cross steers, $1170.
A pen of Pinora blood Angus heifers with calves at-foot, vendor JT&JA Vardy, Meerlieu, sold at $2140. A second pen sold at $1970.
Four to eight year-old Angus cows, PTIC to Angus bulls, vendor JE Bowman, Bairnsdale, sold at $1820. A second pen sold at $1790.
Barry and Lea Worseldine, Creighton Grange Angus, Mt Taylor, sent in three pens of 15-18mo Angus heifers that returned at top of $1460, for 13 females average weight 412kg; the three pens, 371-412kg averaged $1397.
John and Leanne White, Lindenow, sold Charolais heifers, 331kg, $1310.
Heifers varied in quality and price; the cheaper, lighter and younger end made $500-$700. CJ Pendergast, Omeo, sold black baldy heifer calves for $590.
Three feedlots, many South Gippsland re-stockers and grass finishers active in the sale; there were few local farmers buying on Friday.