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.