Prices for a "handy" run of grown and weaner steers and heifers jumped $150 to $200 a head on the last sale at Colac.
Agents yarded about 650 cattle in a typical winter yarding that attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd.
Feedlotters and local grass finishers competed throughout the sale.
Charles Stewart Dove livestock consultant Phil Douglas said heavier cattle were strong at weights of 350-400 kilograms selling at 330-385 cents a kilogram, topping at $1350, while weaner cattle sold in smaller lines between 350-400c/kg and higher in places.
Charolais-cross steers sold from 340-385c/kg while all heifers met with strong competition with prices above 330c/kg the norm.
Graham Jacka, Rokewood, sold 21 Charolais/Angus-cross steers, 305kg, for $1150 or 376c/kg.
The heifer portion of seven, 318kg, made $920 or 289c/kg.
Norwood Farms, Winchelsea, forwarded five Angus steers, 298kg, that topped at $1080, or 362c/kg.
Angus steers, 302kg, sold by Yeowarra, made $1060 or 350c/kg, while JB&CA Gannon, sold 15 Angus steers, 252kg, that made $930, or 350c/kg.
Their heifer portion sold unweighed between $720-$735.
Brado Farms, Yeo, forwarded 12 Angus steers, 355kg, that made $1180, or 332c/kg, while LJ Evans, Lavers Hill, had 10 Angus steers, 327kg, making $1105, or 337c/kg.
Ten Hereford steers sold by C&C Higgins, Colac, 345kg, made $1140 or 330c/kg.
Ten Hereford steers by L Crabbe, Colac, 399kg, realised $1230 or 308c/kg.
Rockleigh Pastoral sold mixed-sex Angus weaners.
The steers, 220kg, reached $930, or 422c/kg, and the unweighed heifers made $750 and seconds $640.
A pen of nine Angus heifers sold by Lariggan, Warncoort, weighed 337kg and sold for $1000 or 337c/kg.
Blonde d'Aquitaine heifers forwarded by D&K Wood, Eurack, weighed 370kg and sold for $1130, or 305c/kg.
P&C Wilson, Irrewarra, sold Charolais/Angus-cross heifers, 439kg, that made $1290, or 294c/kg
J&B Devine, Weering, sold eight joined Murray Grey heifers that made $1500.