Bairnsdale store market

Friday's public holiday forces Tuesday market for Bairnsdale

Agribusiness
Riseley Contracting sold cattle at Bairnsdale, Tuesday. Glenn and Lucinda Riseley were with Hayden, and Nathan and Travis. The two older boys competed in the woodchop at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Riseley Contracting sold cattle at Bairnsdale, Tuesday. Glenn and Lucinda Riseley were with Hayden, and Nathan and Travis. The two older boys competed in the woodchop at the Royal Melbourne Show.

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Good quality weaned steers sold well, but balance was cheaper.

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Friday’s public holiday forced Bairnsdale agents to hold their store market today, Tuesday. Also held at the same time, was a small number of trade and export cattle sold in a physical market.

A small gallery of buyers competed for a similarly small, but very mixed quality offering of 683 cattle. An odd sale of heavy steers sold to the sale’s top of $1430 with most selling between $1030 and $1330.

These prices were up to $100 cheaper than two weeks ago when the yarding and crowd were much bigger.

A small selection of well bred Angus steers sold to strong demand and these prices were unchanged. Henderson Farms, Orbost, sold 24 Angus steers from $900 to $1050, which equaled 302-310 cents per kilogram liveweight.

However, their 14 Hereford steers, which were well bred, but in plain store condition, only made $510.

This difference was seen between many of the cattle penned. Romano Produce sold 15 Angus steers, 341kgs, for $880, which was at least $100 cheaper.

They were not alone in this cheaper scenario. B and J Traill sold 29 yearling Angus steers from $950 to $1100, equaling 251 to 257c/kg lwt.

A number of pens of young, lightweight steers were penned, which sold from $420 to $600. Glenshiel Pastoral Co sold 28 Charolais and Angus steers in this price range.

Heifers generally sold to cheaper trends with good and plain quality equaling around 200 to 245c/kg lwt.

Riseley Contracting sold nine Hereford heifers, 330kgs, for $610, and Romano Produce, 15 Angus heifers that made $550 weighed 270kgs.

Plenty of young heifer calves sold between $170 to $260 with some sales between $450 and $540 per head.

One buyer purchased several pens of cows and calves, but most were good value. A pen of good quality Angus cows with handy calves, sold for $1190, but most sales were between $610 and $1025.

For the fat cattle buffs, good quality young cattle sold from 215 to 262c/kg lwt, and most were prime condition heifers.

Over 70 cull cows were penned, and most of these sold between 150 and 187c/kg with restockers purchasing several pens of younger cows.

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