Producers chase the money

Producers chase the money


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Producers chasing the dollar sold ers at Wodongaof young steers and heifers at Wodonga, Thursday.

Swelling from an advertised 3000 head, Wodonga’s Corcoran Parker, Elders and Landmark, yarded 4478 cattle last Thursday.

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Around 3000 of these were steers, and feedlot buyers had little opportunity to purchase, as most of the steers weighed from 170-320 kilograms liveweight.

Several large lines of steers, heifers and other female cattle, give the best overview of a very strong market throughout. Many of the cattle were in plain condition.

Yearling steers were few and far between, which created strong demand. A couple of steers sold to the top price of $1640 with most making from $1385-$1445.

The few pens of heavier steers, 340-370kgs, were purchased for grain feeding from $1330-$1465. TLK Lashbrook, Bungil Station, Granya, sold 23 Angus steers, 10-11 months, for $1445, or 418c/kg lwt.

The Shae Family, Barfold Beef, Barfold, sold the pick of the Angus steers, selling 158 head from $1000-$1330, all well over 420c/kg lwt.

Many of the steers penned may normally have been sold in early spring. However, being of lighter weight, and in store condition, the current prices have drawn them in.

Competition from Narrabri, Coonamble, Dubbo and further south to the border, South Australia, and many local districts, were all chasing these younger steers. this created some of the best prices seen in recent times.

Abbotts Past Co, Avenel, sold 102 Angus steers, 238-301kgs, from $1040-$1205. Fairfiled Park Past, Greta South, sold 174 Angus steers, from $1060-$1135.

At the end of the steers, Upper Wantagong, Holbrook, sold 93 young Shorthorn steers in poor condition. these sold exceptionally well, making from $890-$970.

Gemstar, Deniliquin, sold yearling Angus heifers from $1290-$1435, topping the heifer sale.

However, most of the heifers were equally as young, small, and in store condition, or not weaned and in good condition.

The Shae Family sold 79 weaned Angus heifers from $920-$1090, or equaling 390-413c/kg lwt. Most of the heifers sold between $900&$1220.

Ryder Past Co, sold 116 Hereford heifers from $915-$1050. They also sold 35 Red Angus-Poll Hereford females, PTIC to Wirruna Poll Herefrod bulls. These heifers, and 2nd&3rd calvers sold from $2000-$2180.

Werai Station, Deniliquin, offered 83 PTIC Angus cows, selling from $1480-$1790.

Heading the sale was a selection of cows and calves, which were mostly in plain condition with young calves. Royal Tree Estate, Wymah, sold 28 cows and calves from $1400-$1680, and 73 PTIC cows from $1180-$1520.

L McCrystal, Yackandandah, sold the highest price outfits for $2450&$2500.

This was one hell of a sale.

Harry and Sue Ryder with son Phill, who now runs the farm at Tawonga. Behind are 20 Red Angus-Poll Hereford 2nd and 3rd calving cows that sold for $2180.

Harry and Sue Ryder with son Phill, who now runs the farm at Tawonga. Behind are 20 Red Angus-Poll Hereford 2nd and 3rd calving cows that sold for $2180.

Brett Shae, Elders Albury, wears a black arm band, remembering his father, Raymond, who died recently. The Shae Family sold 247 Angus steers and heifers.

Brett Shae, Elders Albury, wears a black arm band, remembering his father, Raymond, who died recently. The Shae Family sold 247 Angus steers and heifers.

David and Este Collins, Fairfield Park Pastoral, Greta South, happy after selling 174 Angus steers to $1135, and 127 heifers to $955, at Wodonga, in a flighty market.

David and Este Collins, Fairfield Park Pastoral, Greta South, happy after selling 174 Angus steers to $1135, and 127 heifers to $955, at Wodonga, in a flighty market.

Donald Crameri and Monique Parker, Constantia Angus, Mudgegonga, sold heifers for the first time for many years as they have been rebuilding their herd.

Donald Crameri and Monique Parker, Constantia Angus, Mudgegonga, sold heifers for the first time for many years as they have been rebuilding their herd.

Andrew Kilby, Ashley Wills, John Atkins and Leo Kirk at Wodonga, Thursday. Andrew and Ashley bought steers for the first time, for $1035.

Andrew Kilby, Ashley Wills, John Atkins and Leo Kirk at Wodonga, Thursday. Andrew and Ashley bought steers for the first time, for $1035.

The Australian Hereford Society has been in the news lately, for all of the wrong reasons. Strong competition saw all breeds sell well at Wodonga.

The Australian Hereford Society has been in the news lately, for all of the wrong reasons. Strong competition saw all breeds sell well at Wodonga.

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