Leongatha firm on steer, heifer prices

Leongatha firm on steer, heifer prices


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PRICES held firm for steers and heifers in Leongatha’s 2616-head yarding, last Thursday.

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Leongatha

Yarding: 2616

Steers to $1880

Heifers to $1510

Cows & calves to $2500

PRICES held firm for steers and heifers in Leongatha’s 2616-head yarding, last Thursday.

Gathercole Feedlot and Westside Meats were active against local restockers; all were looking for quiet, well-bred cattle that would gain weight quickly. Traditional British breeds were popular. Young cattle sold well, as did a limited yarding of ordinary cows and calves.

BJ&EM McKay, Nambrok, sold a draft of rising two year-old Angus, Hereford and Charolais steers for an average of $1768. The top of the draft was a pen of Angus, 561kg, sold at $1880. 

Rising two year-old Hereford and black baldy steers, 580kg, made $1750 for vendor J Aynslly, Wolumla, NSW.

J&L Manicaro, Kardella South, sold two year-old black baldy and Angus steers, 584kg, for $1730. With the property sold, E Ruberi, Woolamai, sold black baldy steers, 457kg, at $1660.

NG&KL Beamish, Boolarra, sold Angus steers, Harris blood, 424kg, $1640. A second pen, 355kg, made $1390.

Nar Nar Goon’s Arcady Park sold Charolais steers, 484kg, $1600. Ian Webb, Orbost, sent in 18 month-old Angus steers, 460kg, that fetched $1530.

Glen Bowman, The Ridge, Rosedale, sold a draft of Hereford and black baldy steers; the tops, Herefords, 465kg, sold at $1530.

M&S Howie, Hiamdale, sent in two year-old Friesian steers that returned $1490.

There was, once again, a floor of $1000 for well-bred weaner and yearling steers.

DJ&KM Kuch, Darriman, sold a draft of 12-14 month-old Angus steers, Banquet and Rennylea blds, 402kg, to $1690, average $1635.

Gary Anthony, Meeniyan, sent in 12-13 month-old Hereford steers, 335kg, $1430.

I&R Hengstberger, Dumbalk, sold 10-12 month-old Angus steers, sired by Pinebank bulls, tops 363kg, $1380; average $1315. Malabar Farms, Tarwin Lower, sold 10-12 month-old Hereford steers, 300kg, $1250; a second pen of Angus, same average weight, made $1200. Shane Harris, Harris Farms, Dumbalk North, sold 10-12 month-old Angus steers, 272kg, $1215.

In the heifers, Arcady Park, Nar Nar Goon, sent in Charolais, 428kg, which returned $1510. Netherwood Pastoral, Bass, sold 12-14 month-old Angus heifers, by stud Fernlea bull, 363kg, for $1420. DJ&KM Kuch, Darriman, sold 12-14 month-old Angus heifers, Banquet and Rennylea bloodlines, 342kg, $1400.

SI&CA Harrison, Giffard West, sold Charolais heifers, Delamere bloodline, 398kg, $1400 and Angus heifers, Kunuma bloodline, 401kg, $1240.

A limited and relatively plain yarding of cows and calves sold very well.

BM&GH Missen, Woodside, with Angus heifers and calves, running back with Anvil and Pinora bulls, that sold to $2500.

Gathercole’s general manger David Cunningham, who bought 127 steers and heifers, and said steers were dear but competition for heifers was softer in places.

Frank Parini, Korumburra, Billy Maglis, Victorian Fruitgrowers, Sam and Nick Tamburo, Kernot. Sam Tamburo bought two pens of Angus steers at Leongatha store cattle sale last week.

Frank Parini, Korumburra, Billy Maglis, Victorian Fruitgrowers, Sam and Nick Tamburo, Kernot. Sam Tamburo bought two pens of Angus steers at Leongatha store cattle sale last week.

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