Joinable heifers sell to $1350 at Camperdown

Joinable heifers sell to $1350, PTIC heifers to $2080

Stock and Land Beef
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The annual F1 female feature sale at Camperdown saw PTIC heifers make up to $2080.

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Pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers sold to $2080 a head, cow and calf units to $2050 and unjoined heifers to $1350 at the two-day Camperdown F1 female sale.

Held over Friday and Saturday, Camperdown associated agents yarded 560 cows with calves at foot, 480 PTIC heifers and 1050 unjoined heifers.

The yarding featured the annual drafts of bucket-reared calves from local vendors.

Associated agents president Lindsay Robb, Charles Stewart, said overall the cattle yarded were excellent quality.

"The cows and calves in particular were marvelous quality and presentation," he said.

"The presentation reflected the great season we have had in this district.

"It is a credit to the vendors."

Mr Robb said the PTIC heifers that met buyer requirements for a short calving pattern and joined to quality sires, sold well - "right article, right money".

"The unjoined heifers sold well, not over the top," he said.

"Heifers that could be joined immediately sold the best while heifers a bit lighter and needing time were generally tougher to sell."

Top of the cows with calves at foot was the annual draft from Mindarra Park, Hawkesdale, that topped at $2050.

The line comprised Angus/Friesian-cross heifers, 2.5 years-old, with November-drop Limousin calves at foot.

The same vendor sold a pen of eight for $2025 and five for $1925.

Black Baldy heifers with calves at foot, sold by Genrick Park, made $1900.

The sale of PTIC heifers of Angus/Friesian, Hereford/Friesian and Murray Grey/Friesian sold to $2080.

The feature draft of this section was forwarded from G & M Sutherland, Melrose, Warrion.

These cattle were 2.5 years-old and joined to calve for 10 weeks from February 1 to Mandayen Limousin bulls.

The same vendor sold 10 for $1940 and a third line of 10 for $1900.

A pen of Murray Grey/Friesian-cross heifers, PTIC, sold by M Seabrook, made 1800 for a pen of nine and $1620 for a second line of nine.

Of the Black Baldy PTIC heifers, the top was $1480 for a line from Romsdale Park, while a line from Messer Ag sold for $1460.

In the unjoined heifer section, the tops reached $1350 for D Alexander for a pen of six Angus/Friesian heifers, 586kg.

Next best was a pen of seven sold by W & S Thackeary, that weighed 562kg and sold for $1280.

F & D Monaco sold 12, 497kg, for $1250 and D McKinnon sold 16, 462kg, for $1230.

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