Hamilton heavy steers hold the line

Live Export still dominant but not as aggressive


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The demand for heavy steers held a steady line on day two of the Hamilton weaner series.

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Feeder support for heavy steers held a steady line on day two of the Hamilton weaner series.

In an all breeds steer sale of 2775 conducted by Elders and Landmark, the Angus portion of the heavy steer penning averaged of 305c/kg compared to the previous day’s 306c/kg average while trading in a similar price range of 298 to 312-cents.

The demand for light black steers however was not as robust as the day-earlier as prices averaged 8-10c/kg easier. The major buyer of the lighter black steers was the live export trade which claimed another 650 head.

However the order on the day being managed by different personal the intent for numbers appeared far less aggressive than the previous day and, indeed, the vigor displayed in the early morning Casterton where the order claimed 40 percent of the market.

Among the leading sales within the black steer yarding was a pen of EU-accredited Sandy Creek Angus, 448kg that made 312c/kg to realize $1397 a head.

Doug Robertson’s Nagana Angus steers, 424kg, was bid to 302c/kg returning $1230 a head while Koala Park sold 20 Angus steers, 412kg, at 309c/kg or $1279 a head.

Mrs Jean Maling’s Fiveways Angus steers, 406kg was awarded the best presented on the day. These made 307c/kg or $1246 a head while the best per kilogram black steers made 330c/kg, a price paid for CD & MJ Wrights Bassano-blood Danbre Banks steers, 291kg.

Hamilton sales are renowned for their quality white-faced offerings and the cattle this year have presented as good as ever - Sam Savin, Landmark auctioneer

A highlight of the Tuesday sale was the outstanding display of Hereford lines many of which carried EU-accreditation. With repeat buying from interstate is place best sales were made to a top of 317c/kg with the majority sold from 280 to 306c/kw.

Auctioneer, Sam Savin, Landmark said genetics and EU-accreditation played a significant role in the repeat buyer demand for the Hereford line up.

“Hamilton sales are renowned for their quality white-faced offerings and the cattle this year have presented as good as ever” he said.

Claiming the honors as the highest per head Hereford pen was the Inverall draft of Yarram Park-blood steers by John and Elizabeth Craig. The Inverall pen, 391kg realized $1212 a head while the Beaton family’s Giant Rock Partnership and Inverall shared a 317c/kg top of the white-faced steers.

A smallest selection of Shorthorn and coloured Euro-breeds were also penned.These were mostly sold from 280 to 295c/kg to provide opportunity buying towards the close of the sale..  

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