Mixed Pakenham yarding allows restockers, fatteners back in

Mixed Pakenham yarding allows restockers, fatteners back in

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Pakenham maintains its strength, on a mixed yarding.

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Another mixed yarding at Pakenham saw agents, buying for restockers and bullock fatteners, a chance to pick up stock for their clients.

Elders Pakenham auctioneer Michael Robertson said it was fortunate there were some heavy steers, which made up to 560 cents a kilogram.

"That's where it has to be, with the feedlot job," he said.

"Some 300kg steer calves were making upwards of $2000 or $2100 - that's a lot of money and I think the job was as strong as it has been."

Commission buyers were notably absent as the sale clashed with Mortlake and Ballarat.

But Coles' Steve Rennie was joined by Gathercoles, JBS, Jalna, Comdain, Charlton, Keswick and Teys Brothers at the rail.

Mr Robertson said it was good to see farmers being able to buy cattle.

"They may not have been the cattle they would originally have planned to buy, but the quality gave them the opportunity to buy in and get amongst it."

Agents yarded 1796 steers and heifers and 77 by 65 cows and calves.

Mr Robertson said weaner steers sold for anything from 600-660c/kg.

"That's where it's been, across the board, right across the country.

"Those heavy steers made a touch over $3000, which is over 500c/kg."

He said there were a number of heifers in the 275-325kg range, which sold for $1750-$1800.

Alex Scott and Staff livestock manager David Setches said anything that fitted the feedlot specifications sold extremely well.

"They were dearer rates from last fortnight," Mr Setches said.

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"Feedlots were looking for anything above 400kg, the weight didn't seem to stop them."

"The 500kg steers made up to 573c/kg, most of the cattle around 460kg made from 530-570c/kg.

"There were no big, straight lines, so the better bred cattle sold exceptionally well."

Friesian steers weighing 230-250kg sold for 550c/kg.

"Agents were picking through the yarding, on price, and trying to put little lots together."

D Everton sold three Santa steers, 678kg, for $3000 or 442c/kg.

M Jeffrey, Mernda, sold five steers, 610kg, for $2990 or 490c/kg.

Yarra Investments, Healesville, sold 15 steers, 541kg, for $2840 or 524c/kg.

J & V Garretto, Mt Burnett, sold 13 steers, 585kg, for $2710 or 463c/kg.

Gearon Farms, Berwick, sold 24 steers, 431kg, for $2440 or 566c/kg.

J Gibson, Arthurs Seat, sold seven steers, 443kg, for $2400 or 541c/kg.

TA & AF Scanlon, Tynong, sold nine steers, 611kg, or $2720 or 445c/kg.

KF & GM Scanlon sold 12 steers, 536kg, for $2620 or 488c/kg.

Barbara Macey, Sunbury, sold eight steers, 325kg, for $2010 or 618c/kg.

Monomeith Park, Monomeith, sold 21 Angus steers, 497kg, for $2850 or 573c/kg.

Their seconds, a pen of 18, 458kg, sold for $2450 or 534c/kg.

NG & L Parke, Ellinbank, sold 14 Pinora-blood steers, 379kg, for $2030 or 535c/kg.

C McDougal, Neerim Junction, sold seven steers, 415kg, for $2490 or 600c/kg.

WD & S Clapp sold 11 steers, 422kg, for $1990 or 471c/kg.

Clapp's seconds, 23, av 330kg, sold for $1630 or 493c/kg.

Black Poll Angus, Buln Buln East, sold 15 Booroomooka-blood steers, 236kg, for $1600 or 678c/kg.

Their seconds, 14, av 202kg, sold for $1530 or 757c/kg.

Chatfied Services, Nar Nar Goon, sold nine steers, 369kg, for $1920 or 520c/kg.

GR & KA Fankhauser sold 10 steers, 384kg, for $2060 or 536c/kg.

J&M Dalton sold 12 Fernleigh-blood steers, 400kg, for $2180 or 545c/kg.

Garetto sold eight heifers, 470kg, for $2440 or 519kg.

Yarra View Farms, Healesville, sold eight heifers, 300kg, for $1790 or 596c/kg.

J McCarthy, Longwarry, sold 12 Speckle steers, 597kg, for $2720 or 456c/kg.

DG Tomasetti, Drouin West, sold 12 Fernleigh-blood heifers, 342kg, for $1960 or 573c/kg and another pen of 10, 375kg, for $2140 or 570c/kg.

B Horwood, Lynbrook, sold seven heifers, 297kg, for $1740 or 586c/kg.

Jim Joca, Flinders, sold 10 heifers, 279kg, for $1680 or 602c/kg.

Fankhauser sold seven heifers, 341kg, for $1970 or 577c/kg.

G Cameron, Yannathan, sold six heifers, 355kg, for $1900 or 535c/kg.

D&S Steensal sold one by one Charolais cow and calf or $4050.

B & A Pratt, Elllinbank, sold one by one Simmental cow and calf for $3650 and four by four for $3800.

John Hajder, Wesburn, sold five by five Angus cows and calves for $3500.

James Farm sold four by four Angus cows and calves for $3000.

They sold two by two Angus heifers and calves for $2100.

B & A Pratt, Elllinbank, sold one by one Simmental cow and calf for $3650 and four by four for $3800.

John Hajder, Wesburn, sold five by five Angus cows and calves for $3500.

James Farm sold four by four Angus cows and calves for $3000.

They sold two by two Angus heifers and calves for $2100.

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