All of the cattle were penned the night before the sale,and weighed first thing Friday morning. Cattle had been previously assessed in the paddock to formulate the Auctions Plus sale catalogue with the weights added Friday morning.
One benefit for the attendees at the saleyard was having all of the catalogued cattle weighed, and displayed.
Greenwood Livestock offered 1116 head, slightly more than the advertised yarding with some producers looking for an advantage due to the interface sale. Ms Joan Mosley, J&J Mosley, Briagalong, congratulated Ben Greenwood on his initiative of having the first interface sale. The Mosley’s sold 19 Angus steers for $1580.
This stand alone sale offered a high quality yarding of yearling and weaned steers and heifers, which gave potential buyers a fair range of weights.
Ciaran O’Gorman, AuctionsPlus, was an active bidder for several clients throughout the sale, and he purchased the first three pens. Neil Page, Munro, offered 71 yearling Angus steers, which sold from $1590-$1810 with Auctions Plus buying the three pens from $1680 to the top price.
While Ciaran O’Gorman, AuctionsPlus, only purchased one more pen, there was plenty of bidding from them. Prior to the sale, AuctionsPlus had 1918 catalogue downloads, and 27 registered bidders. These potential bidders added to a very large crowd, present on the day.
Another feature line of 60 Angus steers, of David Bates, Munro, sold from $1450-$1650 with a feedlot company buying some of these, and several other pens during the sale. At least two feedlot companies made purchases.
AC&RA Bowman, also from Munro, sold 29 Angus steers, the first pen of which was awarded the National Bank’s Best Presented Pen. The Bowman steers sold from $1390-$1560. Nearly all of the steers offered sold over $1100.
St Katherines, Gifford, sold 60 Hereford steers from $1110-$1390, for a very high average of $1327 per head.
Another strong sale was the 59 Banquet & Leawood blood Angus steers of Holleywoods Past Co, Gifford, that sold from $1270-$1465.
Hopfields Pastoral Co, Dutson, sold 31 Shorthorn steers from $1440-$1490 with the second pen out selling the heavier steers. D&A Anderson sold 16 Angus-Hereford steers for $1420, and Kilbirnie Partners, 20 Angus & Charolais steers of lighter weights, for $980.
This was a very successful sale, which culminated in heifers selling very well too. Top price went to S&S Robertson for 2 Angus heifers making $1350. Most heifers sold between $950 & $1250 with only young heifer calves making between 770 & $950. Liveweight prices were equal to a range of 360-409c/kg.
B&A Ross sold 31 Angus heifers from $1010-$1250, and R&K Selling, Woodside, 53 Angus heifers from $810-$1110. One sale of 4 Angus cows and calves at foot sold for $2500.