Grown and weaner steers sell on par

Grown and weaner steers sell on par


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ONCE again, weaner and grown steers were on par with each other at Bairnsdale’s store sale last Friday.

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Bairnsdale

Yarding: 1398

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.

Tim Morrison and his sons Liam (2), Xavier (7) and Caleb (5), Bairnsdale, bought this pen of Hereford and black baldy heifers, paying to $760 each.

Tim Morrison and his sons Liam (2), Xavier (7) and Caleb (5), Bairnsdale, bought this pen of Hereford and black baldy heifers, paying to $760 each.

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.

John Brady, Glengarry, and his grandson, Jack (4), bought these yearling black baldy steers, paying $1160. The vendor was DE Prendergast, Benambra.

John Brady, Glengarry, and his grandson, Jack (4), bought these yearling black baldy steers, paying $1160. The vendor was DE Prendergast, Benambra.

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.

Ken Connell, Elders Warragul, with David Tomasetti, Drouin, who bought three pens of Hereford steers and a pen of Angus heifers with calves at-foot.

Ken Connell, Elders Warragul, with David Tomasetti, Drouin, who bought three pens of Hereford steers and a pen of Angus heifers with calves at-foot.

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