The yarding of 2320 head for the NVLX Wodonga annual female sale attracted determined demand from producers keen to acquire quality breeders with or without calves on Thursday.
The yarding was dominated by black cattle and fair to say the quality and condition of all stock was a credit to vendors.
The shortage of breeding females of quality has been an issue hanging over the industry for some time and with confidence lifted due to an excellent spring last year and continued demand for prime cattle, values were solid across all types on offer.
The offering featured dispersal sales of quality herds and lines of females especially purchased and joined for this annual event, along with many pens presented by returning vendors.
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The majority of the offering featured cows with calves and depastured to calve in the late summer and autumn.
The yarding averaged $2643 across all types of offer.
PTIC heifers sold from $3270 to $1875 while unjoined heifers sold to $1690 and cows with calves topped at $3810.
That top price was achieved by Whyte Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Baranduda, Victoria for their pen of 11 two year old Simmental/Angus cross cows with Table Top Angus-blood calves and PTIC to Cascade and Table Top Angus bulls.
Representative sales for cows with calves included eight Angus with Limousin calves, 619kg and two and half years offered by Paul and Vicky Hourigan, Everton, Vic sold for $3350: 12 Rennylea-blood Angus, rising two and half, 505kg with Brewers Black Simmental calves and NSM offered by Charlock Partnership, Charleroi, Vic sold for $3280 and ten Angus, 22 months with Burnima Angus-blood calves and NSM sold by K and W.M Bucholtz, Norong, Vic for $3520.
Willette Farms, Tocumwal sold 23 Angus first calvers and depastured to Allora Angus for $3680: A.J and H.M Dobson, Mansfield, Vic sold nine Angus/Friesian cows weighing 733kg and depastured to Limousin bulls for $2520 and Pine View, Whorouly, Vic received $2750 for their 11 Angus weighing 658kg and depastured to Apricot Limousin bull.
Table Top Angus, Table Top sold 16 Angus, three years weighing 583kg and with second calf but not rejoined for $3700: North East Water, Wangaratta, Vic received $2920 for their pen of five Angus rising two years with calves and depastured to low birthweight (LBW) Jade Park Angus bull and Udal Pty Ltd, Benalla, Vic sold seven Angus weighing 749kg with second calves for $3100.
Udal Pty Ltd had a complete dispersal of their autumn calving herd which was originally based on Pathfinder Angus blood with recent genetic introductions from Glendalloch Angus.
Among the pens of black baldies Bob Whitlaw, Benalla, Vic sold 20 rising two year heifers weighing 628kg and PTIC Angus bulls for $2440: Maxjem Pty Ltd, Tatong, Vic sold 18 heifers weighing 544kg and depastured to LBW Prime Angus bull for $2520 and Brooklyn Pastoral, Mansfield, Vic sold 16 heifers, Riga and Anvil Angus blood, and depastured to Riga Angus bull for $2580.
R.T and M.J Nelson, Benalla, Vic received $3580 for two Charolais with calves and depastured to Chenun Charolais bulls while they got $1670 for 14 unjoined Charolais heifers weighing $1670 and $2880 for eight rising two year heifers, Palgrove blood weighing 689kg and depastured to Red Angus bull.
Maniere Pty Ltd, Everton, Vic sold 11 Palgrove-blood Charolais cows with Riga Angus-blood calves for $3360 and J.O Burke Nominees Pty Ltd, Jerilderie sold 10 Angus, rising three years with second calves and PTIC to Tulagi Angus for $3010.
Buyers from northeast Victoria with very competitive with some interest from Cootamundra and Finley.
Wodonga-based agencies Peter Ruaro Rodwells, Paull and Scollard Nutrien, Schubert Boers, BUR, Elders and Corcoran Parker operated on behalf of vendors.
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