Top quality Angus weaner steers sold to a top of $1360 a head at the first of this year's annual Wodonga weaner sales on Thursday.
Weaner heifers sold to a top of $1090.
The yarding slipped to just 4125 head, mostly as a result of the Victorian bushfires.
This was back about 2500 head on the expected yarding.
Buying support was mostly local and a few notable buyers were missing, also due to the bushfires.
Northern feedlot buyers were a notable and welcome presence on the buyer's rail, particularly on the heavier weaner steers.
A buyer was also present from Tasmania and picked up several pens of weaner heifers weighing from 320-350 kilograms.
Corcoran Parker director Justine Keene, Wodonga, said the bulk of the weaner steers made about 300 to 320 cents a kilogram which was a solid result.
"There were plenty of cattle at the heavier end which formed the base in the market," he said.
"These heavier weights meant a lot of cattle were falling into the feedlot weights and hence bought by feedlots.
"The lighter cattle were mopped up by the local producers."
The top-priced pens of weaner steers were offered by JA and ST Adams, Mill Park, Staghorn.
These European Union-accredited steers sold across four pens (80 head in total) for a top of $1360.
They were Dunoon-blood and had an average weight of 425kg.
The top weaner heifers were sold by Marcus Oats, Living Springs, Indigo Valley, for $1090.
These 10 to 11-month-old females had an average weight of 392kg and were by Murra and Witherswood-blood bulls.
These heifers were also judged the best presented pen of heifers.
The award for the best presented pen of steers went to a pen of 388kg nine to 10-month-old Angus weaners sold by Steven Clark, Deepdale, Tallarook.
They sold for a healthy $1180 and were by Witherswood, Anvil and Riga bulls.
The sale was conducted by Brian Unthank Rural, Peter Ruaro Livestock/Rodwells Wodonga, Corcoran Parker and Schubert Boers.