There were four lanes of cows and calves among the 995 head of cattle yarded at Echuca store sale on Monday.
Tony Hooppell, FP Nevins & Co, said cows and calves were probably about $200 cheaper than last month’s sale.
Charles L King& Co’s Brock Fletcher agreed prices for cows and calves were a little softer, but said they were still very good.
R&M Hartley’s Shorthorn-Angus cows with Shorthorn and Speckle Park calves at-foot (CAF), 2-3 months, topped at $2320 for four units.
The cows were redepastured to a Speckle Park bull and they sold to Elders Echuca.
C James’ third-calver Angus cows with Braham-cross CAF topped at $2060 for eight and $1940 for two.
Other 500kg-plus Angus cows, four years-old, with 3-4 week-old Angus CAF made $2010. Hereford heifers with their young first CAF sold for $1960.
Mr Hooppell said younger cattle were a little cheaper.
A&V Taylor’s Gelbvieh and Gelbvieh-Charolais weaners sold well – four of the steers made $1260 and of their heifers, four made $1150 and 10 made $1120.
Pat Morris’ four Angus steers sold for $1230.
Mr Fletcher said Speckle Park-Friesian cross calves, eight weeks, sold for $450 to a backgrounder.
Friesian bull calves, about 120-150kg, made $400-$500; and crossbred dairy heifers, unjoined, made $600.
Angus-Friesian cows, 535kg, second calvers, PTIC to calve down from March onwards made $1540 and heifers of the same breeding, 411kg, made $1380.
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