Angus weaners sell to $1410 at Wodonga

Angus weaners sell to $1410 at Wodonga

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Elders agent Brett Shea with the best presented heifer pen on the second day of the annual Wodonga weaner sales. The 20 Angus heifers of Table Top and Fernhill blood weighed an average 326kg and sold for $815 each for Graham and Christine Anderson, Friendship, Indigo Valley. Photo by Mark Griggs.

Elders agent Brett Shea with the best presented heifer pen on the second day of the annual Wodonga weaner sales. The 20 Angus heifers of Table Top and Fernhill blood weighed an average 326kg and sold for $815 each for Graham and Christine Anderson, Friendship, Indigo Valley. Photo by Mark Griggs.

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Top quality Angus weaner steers were in demand and sold to a top of $1410.

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Top quality Angus weaner steers were in demand and sold to a top of $1410 a head at the second day of the annual Wodonga weaner sales at the Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange.

All up, 3200 head were offered which included a select number of pens of older cattle at the start of the sale.

The supply of stock was back on pre-Christmas estimates, once again due to the Victorian bushfires.

The bulk of the yarding was from Victoria as some regular NSW vendors had already sold their stock at the end of last year or had opted to grow cattle out to heavier weights if they had feed.

Elders agent Matt Tinkler said demand for the heavier steers weighing more than 400 kilograms meant they mostly sold from about 300 to 330 cents a kilogram, while the top of the heavy weaners made about 295-305c/kg.

"The mid range of weaner steers from 340-380kg sold from about 275-300c/kg, but that was dependent on factors such as quality, size and if the cattle had been weaned," Mr Tinkler said.

He said the lighter lines sold well with some feature pens making from about 320-330c/kg.

In the heifers, the better lines sold from 280-290c/kg, while the generally run ranged from 255-265c/kg.

AM Wallace from Porepunkah sold the top priced weaner steers at $1410 which tipped the scales at an average of 460kg.

The best presented pen of weaner steers was awarded to David McDonald and family from Macsway Pty Ltd, Rosewhite, for a pen of 33, 426kg steers.

These sold for $1270, together with their second pen next to it which were slightly heavier.

The top-priced heifers were sold by Tim and Jessica Scott, Table Top Angus, Table Top, NSW, for $1180.

These were well-grown 429kg females by Table Top Angus bulls.

Another notable heifer sale were from AM Wallace, Porepunkah, who sold nine 443kg heifers for $1115.

Graham and Christine Anderson, Friendship, Indigo Valley, NSW, sold a pen of 20, 326kg heifers for $815 and these were also judged best presented pen of heifers.

They also sold another pen of eight, 416kg heifers for $1050.

All up they sold 41 heifers and 23 steers which showcased the bloodlines of Table Top and Fernhill Angus.

The sale was conducted by Elders and Paull and Scollard Landmark.

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