In this 2018 annual sale, the Chalwell family only sold their steer calves.
They retained all of the heifers due an unexpected, very good season in and around the Myrtleford area.
Competition was very strong for all of the younger calves this year, and the 103 Angus, Hereford, and Angus-Hereford steer calves, sold by the Chalwells, sold from $685 to a top of $920, which was not too far away from the very high rates of 2017.
There was more competition this year, as the better quality yarding attracted feedlot buyers, plus several restockers.
Adding to the competition this year was an order for steers for a live export order, which is to be completed late March.
One buyers, purchasing heifers for future grain feeding added to the strength of demand for younger calves.