Quality sets mark for prices at Pakenham

Quality of cattle determines prices at Pakenham


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THE MARKET was strong, particularly on high quality cattle, in a mixed yarding at Pakenham’s store cattle sale on Thursday, according to Everitt, Seeley and Bennetts agent Jarrod Bennetts.

THE MARKET was strong, particularly on high quality cattle, in a mixed yarding at Pakenham’s store cattle sale on Thursday, according to Everitt, Seeley and Bennetts agent Jarrod Bennetts.

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STORE SALE: Pakenham's recent store sale saw strong prices, particularly on high quality cattle, in what was a very mixed yarding of cattle.

STORE SALE: Pakenham's recent store sale saw strong prices, particularly on high quality cattle, in what was a very mixed yarding of cattle.

“The market was very solid, and the market appeared to get better as the day went on,” Mr Bennetts said.

Angus weaner steers topped at $3.41 per kilogram, for a pen of 17 312 kilogram steers, by Neil and Paula Cunnington, Barwon Downs.

Mr Bennetts said this low-300kg bracket sold well.

Heavier Angus steer sales did well too, with ‘Wissell’, Dromana, selling a pen of 11 for the top price of $1530/head.

The heifer portion of the market was similar to the steer portion.

The Cunnington family sold the top pen of six Angus heifers, approximately 285kg, for $1140/head.

Mr Bennetts said well-bred cattle stood out to the buying gallery of mainly local and commission buyers.

“The job was strong, with the not so well-bred cattle selling to cheaper rates, but in general the market was firm on the well-bred lines of Angus cattle,” he said.

“It was a very mixed yarding of cattle, which is what helped the better cattle.”

He said vendors came from local areas and even into the western district.

Agents included Everitt, Seeley and Bennetts, Landmark, Nathan Gibbon Livestock, Rodwells, Alex Scott and Staff, SEJ, and Elders.

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