Colac yarding small, but prices were healthy

Colac yarding small, but prices were healthy

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Local restockers and a major northern order underpinned the Colac sale.

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RING SALE: Colac agents continue to conduct he store sale through the selling ring. File photo.

RING SALE: Colac agents continue to conduct he store sale through the selling ring. File photo.

Colac agents penned a small yarding of more than 400 cattle at their September monthly store sale last Friday.

As with previous sales at Colac, due to the coronavirus restrictions, all cattle were sold through the ring.

HF Richardson agent Jesse Brown said numbers were in line with the season.

He said the better quality cattle sold well, but there were few runs of cattle available.

"There was an interstate order from Tamworth, New South Wales, that helped it along," he said.

The northern NSW buyer was looking for steers and heifers about 300kg.

Mr Brown said there was limited feedlot demand and the main competition came from local restockers.

He said numbers were down at the moment as many producers had already sold stock at the good rates.

SM & HI Wilsher had four Angus steers, 10 to 12 months old, Murdeduke blood, 377 kilograms, that sold for $1580 or 419c/kg.

The heifer portion of the Wilsher cattle comprised a pen of five, same breeding, weighing 299kg, made $1350 or 451c/kg.

H & J Timms had two Angus steers, 10 to 11 months old, Murdeduke blood, weighing 412kg, that sold for $1650 or 400c/kg.

J Higgins sold four Angus steers,weighing 371kg, that made $1580, or 425c/kg.

The same vendor also sold a pen of heifers, 325kg, that sold for $1270 or 390c/kg.

A pen of four Limousin Angus-cross steers, eight to nine months old, were sold by T Southern. The pen weighed 310kg, and sold for $1330 or 429c/kg.

Angus steers and heifers sold account M & H Lenehan were also forwarded.

The steer portion of eight, weighing 330kg, sold for $1330 or 433c/kg.

The heifer portion of the Lenehan draft comprised a pen of eight Angus, weighing 309kg, that were sold for $1270 or 411c/kg.

A line of 22 Angus heifers sold account W & W Dennis, Lariggan, Warncoort, sold in three lines to an order from NSW to go to the paddock for breeding.

The top pen of seven, 400kg, sold for $1590 or 397c/kg, the second pen of six at 386kg sold for $1440 or 373c/kg, and the lightest penning of nine, at 359kg, sold for $1410 or 392c/kg.

There was an interstate order from Tamworth, New South Wales, that helped it along - Jesse Brown

Of the cows and calves yarded a pen of seven Hereford/Friesian-cross heifers sold account King Valley, with their first calves at foot, sold for $2900.

The calves were six months old and sired by Limousin bulls.

Another pen of cows and calves sold account L Riches comprised nine cows with calves at foot.

The cows were six years old and the calves were Weeran blood and June drop. The line was bought for $2350.

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