Steers to $1940
Heifers to $1560
Cows & calves to $2220
PRICES of Bairnsdale store cattle keep going higher and higher, especially for heifers. Notwithstanding that feedlot buyers at Leongatha on Thursday missed out to restockers, some of them arrived in Bairnsdale on Friday to fill their orders.
Like the previous day, there were plenty of farmers competing for livestock and that, along with the large contingent of buyers, pushed competition to remain firm.
There were drafts of quality cattle in Friday’s market, along with some plainer animals that still returned good prices.
M&L Lee, Munro, sold an Angus steer, 655kg, $1940; his pen-mates, 525kg, same vendor, sold at $1770.
T&DP Guarnaccia, Lakes Entrance, sold euro-cross steers – Charolais, Blue Roan and Hereford-Charolais – the tops, 555kg, sold at $1780; average across the two pens, $1700. These were sought by processors.
Terry McDonald, Crooked River, sold a pair of 18mo Angus steers, 560kg, $1770. A pen of Angus steers, 437kg, same vendor, returned $1690.
Buchan’s Dale Rogers sold 18mo Hereford-Shorthorn steers, 449kg, $1750. A second pen, 325kg, sold at $1430.
Barry & Lea Worseldine, Creighton Grange Angus, Mt Taylor, sold 12-14mo Angus steers, 415kg, $1700.
I&M Brownrigg, Clifton Creek, sent in 17-18mo Hereford steers, 422kg, $1700.
Dennis & Rosalie Stringer, Forge Creek, sold weaned Angus steers, 410g, $1690; a second pen, 362kg, returned $1630.
W Rennie, Lysterfield, sold rising-2yo Angus steers, 467kg, $1650.
AF Sheridan & Partners, Bengworden, sold a draft of 14-16mo Angus steers, Barwidgee and Lawson bloodline, to $1610 (ave 421kg), $1505 average across the line.
LH&SE Pendergast, Benambra, sold a draft of Hereford and Black Baldy steers; the heaviest pen of Herefords, 489kg, sold at $1580; the draft of younger cattle, ave 318-358kg, sold to $1390, average $1257.
Second and plainer steers averaged $800.
Price of heifers continued to climb.
Angus heifers, in calf, 435kg, sold at $1560; vendor N&J Jumback, Bombala. Hereford heifers, depastured to an Angus bull, returned $140; vendor estate of DC Gallagher, Swift’s Creek.
Homeview, Bairnsdale, sold Angus heifers, 485kg, to $1350.
Charolais heifers, Paringa bloodline, 12mo, 344kg, vendors Dale Connally & Peter Whelan, Kalimna West, returned $1330.
Hinnomunjie’s Ian Junor, sold Angus heifers, 378kg, $1320.
Neil Henderson, Wombat Creek, received $1300 for Hereford heifers, 375kg, and Black Baldy heifers, 371kg.
Graeme Simpson, Meerlieu, sold 12-14mo Black Baldy heifers: the first pen, 289kg, returned $1090; the second pen, 245kg, $1060.
M&L Lee, Munro, sold 10mo weaned Angus heifers, $980. The bulk of heifers sold about and above $1000.
Cows & calves sold to $2220 twice. A draft of stud Hereford cows and calves, vendor PJ&OD Pedersen, Airlie, returned $2220.
A pen of Blue Angus pairs, N&J Jumback, Bombala, also sold at $2220.
J&G Clancy, Calulu, sold Hereford and Black Baldy calves at $1900. A second pen, of Black Baldy cows and calves, sold at $1850.
Depastured second-calving Angus pairs, vendor H Chippendal, Forge Creek, sold to $1900.
B&J Herbert, Lindenow South, sold two pens of Black Baldy and Angus cows and calves, $1800.
Merriwoola, Calulu, sold Hereford cows and calves, $1750.