Steers reach $1470 at Wodonga

Steers reach $1470 at Wodonga


There was a good competition for weaner steers at Wodonga's store sale.


A reduced yarding of 1760 cattle sold to a dearer market at the Elders and Landmark Wodonga store sale on Thursday.

There was a very small number of cows and calves in the draft, with the tops selling to $1240 a unit for a pen of five Hereford cows and calves offered by Millswood, Holbrook, NSW, and a pen of two Angus, Alpine-blood, cows and calves offered by A C Turnbull, Tallangatta Valley.

Matt Pitzen, Landmark, reports on Wodonga store sale.

A good run of quality, black, heavy steers was offered.

Matt Pitzen, Landmark, said steers weighing 400 kilograms and above sold from between 295-320 cents a kilogram, depending on quality.

The top price of $1470 a head was paid for a pen of 13 Hereford steers, weighing 475kg, offered by Ravensdale Rural Holdings, Holbrook.

They were purchased by commission buyer, Peter Toohey.

There was a run of around 140 Angus steers offered by Mount Annan, Holbrook, the top pen of 52 Angus steers, weighed an average of 461kg and sold to $1445.

Mount Annan's second pen of 21 head weighed 454kg and sold for $1380.

Both lots were bought by Ravensworth Feedlot.

Mr Pitzen said there was a better run of the black weaners this week.

"Some of those weaners made up to 349-350c/kg, a few at 330-340c/kg or so," he said.

John Ley, Jarvis Creek, sold a run of 100 Angus steers, also with Rennylea blood, the first pen of 25, weighing 386kg, sold for $1295 and the second pen of 50, weighing 358kg sold to $1215.

Mitchell Pastoral, Bethanga, sold 17 Angus steers with Rennylea blood, weighing 426kg for $1315.

Upper Wantagong, Holbrook, offered a run of Shorthorn steers weighing from 397-353kg.

The top pen of 15 sold for $1205 and the second pen of 49, weighing 354kg, sold for $1150.

A line of EU-eligible Hereford steers were offered by Tarabah Livestock Company, Mount Narra Narra Station, Holbrook.

A pen of 22, weighing 247kg, sold to $695, and was bought by Mark Malacarne of Alex Scott & Staff, Warragul.

Mr Pitzen said the heifers sold to a dearer market overall as well.

Cassar and Edwards, Caromar, Deniliquin, NSW, sold 13 Shorthorn heifers, weighing 417kg, for $1175 and a second pen of 20 for $1050.

Almac, Mudgegonga, offered 27 Angus heifers, weighing 369kg, which sold to $1055.

Mr Pitzen said it was the usual buyers operating, but it was a bigger crowd than they had seen for a while.

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