Restockers were out in force at Sale on Thursday during the monthly store sale at the Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange.
Agents yarded about 1100 cattle which featured several drafts of vendor-bred steers and heifers.
A feature of the sale was 150 steers and heifers, 12-13 months, consigned by GG & EJ Bates, Maida-Vale, Munro.
The draft consisted of 90 Angus steers and 60 Angus heifers with the first handful steers including 16 Angus steers which made $2620 a head, 26 steers at $2470 and 17 steers at $2490
Selling agent Delaney Livestock & Property director Anthony Delaney said many of the calves were snapped up by repeat buyers.
Thirteen heifers went under the hammer at $2210 and 23 heifers sold for $2070.
Nutrien Greenwood director Ben Greenwood said it was a very strong sale with exceptional rates.
AC & RA Bowman, Winnindoo, sold 20 Angus steers, 443kg, for $2760 or 623 cents a kilogram and 15 steers, 395kg, for $2500 or 632c/kg.
Nicholls & MacNee, Stradbroke, sold 12 Angus steers, 378kg, for $2450 or 648c/kg.
Hopfields Pty Ltd sold nine Angus steers, 390kg, for $2360 or 605c/kg and 12 Shorthorn steers, 407kg, for $2340 or 574c/kg.
RK & CA Heywood, Dutson, sold three pens of steers including 12 steers, 362kg, for $2320 or 640c/kg, 18 steers, 349kg, for $2270 or 650c/kg and 16 steers, 322kg, for $2190 or 680c/kg.
"We had a lot of local restockers trying to replace bullocks that had been sold recently and there were a number of feedlots operating along with your Warragul and South Gippsland agents," Mr Greenwood said.
The Bowmans also sold 15 Angus heifers, 386kg, for $2270 or 580c/kg and another 15, 364kg, for $2120 or 582c/kg.
Nicholls & Macnee also sold 15 heifers, 350kg, for $2000 or 571c/kg.
"A few people are holding back from selling cattle due to the favourable season conditions and a few have had wet crops which means it's taken a while for their cattle to jump ahead," Mr Greenwood said.
TI Field sold 13 Angus heifers, 313kg, for $1830 or 584c/kg, while D Demmens sold 10 Angus heifers, 312kg, for $1790.