Quoted as the best season for many years in the Western District, it was very evident when travelling west from Geelong to Colac, last Friday.
One agent said they have had three very good seasons, autumn, winter and now spring. There is plenty of grass in paddocks, and enough hay sitting around for another year, which gave confidence to local producers when bidding.
This small, seasonal sale, was strong for well bred cattle. “Forest Farm” sold heavy yearling steers for $1570 with the balance making $1200-$1360.
“Larore Angus”, sold the top weaned Angus steers, being 11-12 months. These sold from $1200-$1400.
Boardman & Stray sold 36 Angus steers, 10-11mths, from $1010-$1300, which equaled 365-389 cents per kilogram liveweight.
Enerdale Properties, sold Poll Hereford & Hereford steers for $1080, and the same price was achieved for South Devon-Angus steers of J&S Middleton.
Heifers sold as expected wit most selling from $$750-$1010. Yearling heifers offered by Ennerdale Properties, sold from $1100-$1180.
Several pens of Friesian steers were offered. Sunset Hills, Beech Forest, sold 64 steers, ranging in age, making from $330-$985.
Relinquishing the lease of a paddock, “Swan View”, sold 12 Hereford-Friesian & Angus-Freisian cows with Charolais calves at foot.
The calves varied in age, up to seven months, and the outfits sold from $1725-$2200. B Forest sold a Angus cow and calf for $2500.
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