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Cattle sold at Yea again head north and south

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NSW BUYERS: Cattle from this month's Yea store market again headed over the Murray River to feedlots.

NSW BUYERS: Cattle from this month's Yea store market again headed over the Murray River to feedlots.

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The Yea market ticked up again, although heavier cattle were cheaper.

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NSW buyers led the charge at the Yea monthly store sale, according to Jamie Quinlan, Elders.

Agents yarded 1500 head of cattle, with steers topping at $2010.

"The job held on strongly, there was a bit of local demand for cattle, but NSW backgrounders were leading the charge," Mr Quinlan said.

On current trends Mr Quinlan said he felt a run of heavier cattle could have fetched more money.

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Elders Deniliquin took several loads of the heavier heifers.

Steers between 300-380kilograms made 430-450cents/kilogram, those at 400-500kg sold for 390-430c/kg, while anything heavier than 500kg made 345-360c/kg.

Lighter steers, under 300kg, were making up to 530c/kg.

Most of the heavier heifers fetched between 355-375c/kg while lighter females made 380-420c/kg.

Among the buyers were Garrison Feedlot and commission buyers Duncan Brown and Dennis Henderson.

"There was no one buyer who bought six or seven loads, the most anyone bought was two to three loads, so it was evenly spread out," Mr Quinlan said.

Some producers released a run of cattle, which they would have otherwise held onto.

"It's wet, cold and miserable, so they are selling cattle so they don't bog their paddocks or have to feed as much hay out."

Nutrien Ag Solutions Tyson Bush said south Gippsland buyers were also strong, but there was also demand from local restockers.

"I thought the heavier end of the cattle might have been a touch easier, than last month," Mr Bush said.

"It's amazing how well the cattle are weighing, after a good start to the season.

"I don't think there is any difference in the breeding, everyone is still using their desired bloodlines."

The yarding was price driven, as the region had feed and producers were releasing cattle they might have previously hung onto.

"They are taking the money while it's good," Mr Bush said.

"The fat job is good, the premiums and markups are there, and they are taking that money and starting again."'

CA Thompson sold eight Angus steers, 560kg, for $1950, or 348c/kg.

G & G Williamson sold 21 Connamara blood steers, 315kg, for $1320 or 419c/kg.

A second pen of 14, 275kg, sold for $1280, or 465c/kg while 23 heifers, 306kg, also sold for $1280, or 418c/kg.

GE Campbell, Murramong Charolais, sold 21 Charolais/Angus-cross steers, by a Tambo River Charolais bull, 317kg, for $1300, or 410c/kg.

Campbell's 23 heifers, 297kg, sold for $1310 or 441c/kg.

Airwire, Wambalano, Caveat, sold nine Lawson and Innesdale blood steers, 262kg, for $1180, or 450c/kg, while a pen of 26 heifers, 208kg, sold for $910, or 435c/kg.

DA Shaw, Gisborne South, sold 16 Te Mania-blood Angus steers, 363kg, for $1550, or 426c/kg.

Zerbe Partnership, Molesworth, sold 12 Hicks-blood Hereford steers, 306kg,for $1350, or 441c/kg.

W&H Henderson, Gelantipy, sold 12 Mawarra and Karoonda-blood Hereford steers, 398kg, for $1580, or 396c/kg.

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