Quality sells well in very mixed Leongatha offering

There were few quality comparisons between Thursday's Leongatha store sale and two weeks ago


In a smaller offering at Leongatha, quality was very mixed and generally poor.


While there were good quality, and well bred cattle penned at Leongatha, Thursday, the smaller offering of 2900 cattle sold to solid competition.

Demand varied depending on breed, with some outstanding result noted during the course of the sale.

F&C Cameron, Phillip Island, sold weaned Angus steers to 379 kilograms liveweight, for $1280 and $1290 with their second pen topping the first.

Setting tongues wagging was the purchase of 38 Shorthorn steer weaners of J Bowron, Sandy Point. They are heading to quality pasture on King Island after selling for $1230, or topping at the equivalent of 393c/kg lwt.

Such was the pressure on lines of very good breeding. T&C Hulls sold 163 Angus steers, TeMania blood, from $600 to $1260, which saw them average around 338c/kg lwt.

However, it was not all about younger steers with some good quality pens of yearling and older steers selling from $1450 to $1740. Most of these equaled 285 to 300c/kg lwt.

Heifers sold to a top of $1110 for 10 Angus heifers of K&A Nicklen, Erica. These and a few other pens of yearling heifers were purchased for grain feeding.

Due to the very mixed offering of steers and heifers, which included a lot more dairy and dairy cross cattle, price trends were distorted. Many cattle sold from $130 to $700 per head.

Cows and calves sold very well and were much dearer than two weeks ago. Most were on poor condition and not very heavy. Crossbred cows with Limousin calves sold for $1780. and sales of $900 to $1360 for poor condition outfits was an excellent result.


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