Steers to $1670
Heifers to $1360
Cows & calves to $2000
HEREFORD breeders had a great day out at Sale on Friday, with the breed taking top pens across the store sale.
Hereford steers, 20-24-months-old, 441kg, sold at $1670; vendor K&J Heywood.
Of their five pens of steers, the lightest, 308kg, sold at $1300, for an average of $1494 across the line.
Oakbank Pastoral sold two pens of Hereford steers, to $1670 for the heaviest pen, average 435kg. The second pen, 380kg, sold at $1400.
HR Staley sold two grown Angus steers, $1520.
Villerswood sold 10-12mo Angus steers, 369kg, $1450; Limousin steers, same vendor, sold at $910.
DC Bates sold a draft of 10-11mo Angus steers, 346kg, to $1445.
SL&II Missen sold lighter Angus steers, 242kg, $1410.
G&S Conway sold Belgian Blue steers, $1320; the same price was achieved for 10mo Angus steers, 337kg, vendor G Krkljes.
Possibly the best sale of the day, on a cents-per-kilogram basis, was Greg Dunsmuir’s five-month-old Angus and Black Baldy steers – to $850 for average liveweight 234kg.
The competition remained strong for heifers.
Oakbank Pastoral’s two pens of Hereford females, up to 18mo, sold to $1360.
Cows and calves were popular, with a feature line of Angus and Black Baldy cows with calves-at-foot (CAF) sent in by JH Chester.
Not rejoined, they were still eagerly snapped up.
The top price of $2000 was paid for a pen of Black Baldy pairs.
Angus pairs sold to $1920.
AT Sellings sent in a pen of 12x14 Angus cows with CAF, the cows were running with a Charolais bull for six weeks – they sold at $1810 each unit.
NL&BJ Peck, Montgomery, sold 10x12 Angus cows with CAF, Kunuma bloodline, $1630.
They were bought by his neighbour, Peter Milanovic, Bundalaguah.