Strong competition for cattle

Strong competition for cattle

Stock and Land Beef
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RICES were firm to dearer on heavy steers, with plenty of competition between restockers and processors at Bairnsdale on Friday.

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BAIRNSDALE

Yarded 1879

Steers to $1905

Heifers to $1280

PTIC cows to $1520

Cows & calves to $1880

PRICES were firm to dearer on heavy steers, with plenty of competition between restockers and processors at Bairnsdale on Friday.

In a plainer yarding, heifers were back $200 and a larger line of cow and calf units were easier in price.

There were more Friesian steers in the market than is usual for Bairnsdale, returning up to $1220; vendor Austin Dairy Farms, Orbost.

The top price of $1905 was paid for Hereford steers, 16-months-old, 582kg, vendor Shorland Fisheries, Orbost. A second pen of Angus steers, 488kg, same vendor, sold to $1700.

Orbost’s G Trewin sold 16mo Angus steers, 585kg at $1880; 463kg at $1500.

Two-year-old Hereford steers, 563kg, vendor estate A Norman, Wy Yung, sold at $1830. A second pen, 535kg, same vendor, sold at $1800.

A line of 2yo Angus steers, Black Mountain Station, sold to $1810 for a pen liveweight average 545kg. Gordon Whelan, Lakes Entrance, sold rising-2yo Angus steers, 497kg, to $1660, average $1650.

Gelantipy’s Neil Henderson sold 15mo Hereford steers, 401kg, $1660.

BJ&JM Missen, Gormandale, sold 14mo Angus steers, 462kg, $1640. Charolais steers, same vendor, 10-12mo, 374kg, sold to $1290.

Airley’s Jack Pedersen was very happy to receive $1600 for a pen of Hereford steers, 446kg.

D&C Williams, Flaggy Creek, sold 18mo Charolais and Angus steers to $1450.

The annual draft of Bindi Station 9-11mo Hereford weaner steers, Newcomen blood, sold to $1700, average $972, vendor John Armit and Penny and Fraser Barry, Bindi. Craig & Andrea Bush, Meerlieu, sold 8mo Angus steers to $1355. Mountain Cattle Co, Benambra, sold 12mo Hereford steers, $1000.

Weaner heifers sold to $1280, for 10mo Charolais and Red Angus females, vendor Johnson and Seawright, Heath Hill. Tom & Damien Ventry, Deddick Springs, sold 12mo Hereford and Black Baldy heifers to $1250.

G Allan, Lochiel, sold Hereford heifers, $1140.

Yearling Angus heifers sold to $1000, vendor Helen & Chris Nixon, Black Mountain Station. A pen of pregnancy-tested-in-calf Angus cows, vendor Chris Barrett, Orbost, sold at $1520.

Cows and calves were easier in price, although a larger yarding than recent sales.

P Reefman, Calulu, sold rejoined Hereford cows with Black Baldy calves-at-foot, $1880. JT&JA Vardy, Meerlieu, sent in Angus and Black Baldy pairs that sold to $1880. Scott & Michelle Atkinson, Broadlands, sold Angus units, $1860; Hereford pairs $1780; and Angus cow and calves, $1720.

Airley cattle breeder Jack Pedersen sold Hereford steers, 446kg, at $1600, at Bairnsdale on Friday.

Airley cattle breeder Jack Pedersen sold Hereford steers, 446kg, at $1600, at Bairnsdale on Friday.

Michael Sweeney and Christine Bila, Dargo, sold these 12mo Hereford heifers, $850, at Bairnsdale on Friday. Michael and Jack (3.5) Sweeney were very happy with the price.

Michael Sweeney and Christine Bila, Dargo, sold these 12mo Hereford heifers, $850, at Bairnsdale on Friday. Michael and Jack (3.5) Sweeney were very happy with the price.

Rodwell's Sale's Don McMillan bought this pen of 10-12mo Charolais steers at Bairnsdale on Friday, at $1290, on behalf of Chris Jones, Longford.

Rodwell's Sale's Don McMillan bought this pen of 10-12mo Charolais steers at Bairnsdale on Friday, at $1290, on behalf of Chris Jones, Longford.

Bill Atkinson was at Bairnsdale on Friday to watch Simon and Michelle Atkinson's cows and calves sell to $1860/pair. This pen sold at $1780.

Bill Atkinson was at Bairnsdale on Friday to watch Simon and Michelle Atkinson's cows and calves sell to $1860/pair. This pen sold at $1780.

Black Mountain Station principals Chris and Hugh (11) Nixon with their two pens of 12mo Angus heifers, sold at $1000 at Bairnsdale on Friday.

Black Mountain Station principals Chris and Hugh (11) Nixon with their two pens of 12mo Angus heifers, sold at $1000 at Bairnsdale on Friday.

A line of 2yo Black Mountain Angus steers sold to $1810. Watching the sale were station manager Margaret Rogers and owners Helen and Meg (12) Nixon.

A line of 2yo Black Mountain Angus steers sold to $1810. Watching the sale were station manager Margaret Rogers and owners Helen and Meg (12) Nixon.

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