Steers to $1880
Heifers to $1560
Cows & calves to $2400
RESTOCKERS were eager to replace traded cattle at last week’s Leongatha store cattle sale, where 2301 were yarded.
There were some impressive drafts of quality cattle in the sale, already showing the effects of a good season.
With local restockers buying steers, that pushed the price of heifers and cows with calves up, in competition with feedlot buyers who walked away with a lot fewer steers than they bargained on at the start of the day.
The price of steers was eased on a month ago but better than the last sale.
The top pen of steers sold to $1880, 20-22mo Angus, 507kg, vendor Covino Farms, Longford, bought for a feedlot. The draft of three pens sold at an average $1810.
A&P Brown, Wattle Bank, sold 18-20mo Angus and Black Baldy steers: the top pen, 495kg, sold at $1840, bought by a feedlot buyer. The two pens averaged $1750.
Darriman’s Danny & Kim Kuch sold 16mo Angus steers, 446kg, $1800.
T Christensen, Glengarry, sold a pen of 18mo Angus and Black Baldy steers, 436kg, $1780.
Rising-2yo Angus steers, vendor CM&A Stothers, Kilmany, sold to $1770 (ave 490kg).
Bowtell Pastoral, Sale, sold 15-20mo Angus, Black Baldy, Hereford and Charolais steers to a top of $1750, average $1695.
Kilcunda’s B Dalgarno sold two pens of 16-17mo Angus steers, 412kg, both returned $1680 and bought by a local bullock fattener.
A draft of 14-18mo Angus cattle from Hedley Downs Holdings, Hedley, sold to $1690, for a pen average liveweight 418kg; the draft averaged $1558.
O’Loughlin Pastoral, Tarwin Lower, sold two pens of 12-13mo Kunuma bloodline Angus steers, both at $1600; weighing average 385kg and 376kg.
Among the weaner cattle, L&G Anthony, Meeniyan, send in three pens of 12mo Hereford steers: the top pen, 405kg, $1710; the line averaged $1660.
GS&J Tuckett, Woodside, sold three pens of 10-12mo Angus steers to a top $1665 for ave 386kg; the draft averaged $1615.
A Consibee & Co, Glengarry, sold 11-12mo Angus steers, 328kg, $1590.
AG Landy P/L, ‘Bell Point’, Walkerville, sold a draft of 10-12mo Angus and Black Baldy steers, Te Mania and Androssan bloodlines, to $1465, for a pen ave 339kg. A very consistent quality, the draft averaged $1339.
P&D Calafiores, Mirboo North, sold 10mo Angus steers, 308kg, Leawood bloodline, $1300.
Heifers sold consistently above $1000 at Leongatha’s store sale.
The top pen, $1560, was paid for an Angus heifer, ‘Avon Farms’ Riversleigh.
H&J Tayson, Yinnar, sold 18mo Hereford heifers, 453kg, $1460.
Kilmany’s M&A Stothers sent in three pens of Angus heifers, top of $1440, average $1227.
Mrs C Jeffrey, Driffield, sold 13-14mo Hereford-Limousin heifers, 362kg, that returned $1350.
Charolais-Murray Grey, Black Baldy and Hereford heifers, 15mo, tops 372kg, vendor M&EG&KM Triantafyllou, Woodside, returned $1300, average $1217.
White Creek Pastoral sold three pens of 12mo Angus heifers to $1240, average $1170.
A draft of 10-12mo Angus and Black Baldy heifers, Te Mania and Androssan bloodlines, returned a top of $1170, twice, for an average $1053. Vendor was AG Landy P/L, ‘Bell Point’, Walkerville.
Cows & calves were eagerly sought – S Fairbrother, Boolarra South, sold an Angus pair, $2400, and a Blue pair, $1980. Angus cows with Blonde calves, same vendor, returned $1780.
SE Russell, Dumbalk, sold Angus cows and calves, $1910.
Sale’s Bowtell Pastoral sent in Black Baldy cows with Charolais calves that sold to $1910, average $1865.
Ross Olsen, Poowong, sold Black Baldy, Angus and Tiger pairs to $1800.
Mrs C Jeffrey, Driffield, sold Angus-Friesian, Angus, Black Baldy and Tiger cows and calves to $1760, average $1476.