Quality reverts to days of old

Quality reverts to days of old


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LEONGATHA agents offered a yarding of 1000 cattle, that was reminiscent of the old Korumburra store sales with many pens of dairy and dairy cross steers and h...

LEONGATHA agents offered a yarding of 1000 cattle, that was reminiscent of the old Korumburra store sales with many pens of dairy and dairy cross steers and heifers penned.

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The lack of well bred cattle left a few buyers unable to make a start. However, this, by no means, depleted the competition and demand for cattle with another very strong sale occurring.

A local bullock fattener paid $1690 for a small pen of 6 Angus steers, Harris blood, which set the market’s top price. K,P&R Hourigan, Buffalo, sold 17 yearling Hereford steers, 2 teeth, from $1530-$1550, and Backline P/L Fish Creek, 14 Angus steers for $1670.

Selling very well was 12 Angus steers, Pinora & Leawood blood, making from $1230-$1580.

Younger and lighter weight steers sold exceptionally well with two pens of very light Murray Grey steers selling for $910, and estimated to equal over 600c/kg lwt.

Many Friesians were penned, ranging from bucket calves to bullocks. Prices ranged between $370 & $1460. Jenoladale P/L, Hedley, sold a run of 87 steers from $480-$910. CR Pratt, Lardner, sold 13 Friesian cross steers from $1000-$1550.

Heifers were in short supply, and met with strong demand. C&K Christensen sold 5 Angus heifers for $1410 with most sales from $1030-$1200. White Creek Pastoral Co sold 20South Devon & Angus heifers for $1150.

Glen & Alison Ranford, Backline P/L, Fish Creek, sold this pen of 14 Angus steers at Leongatha for $1670, One of the few pens of yearling steers yarded.

Glen & Alison Ranford, Backline P/L, Fish Creek, sold this pen of 14 Angus steers at Leongatha for $1670, One of the few pens of yearling steers yarded.

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