A varied quality of cattle was yarded at Colac's store cattle sale for April last week, offering a mix of grown and weaner steers and heifers, along with crossbred steers and cows and calves.
Agents yarded around 600 cattle for the sale.
Charles Stewart Dove auctioneer and livestock manager Shelby Howard said despite a mixed yarding, with a limited amount on offer, local buyers had been reasoned in their purchasing.
"What was there at the sale was okay, selling to good demand without exceeding silly results," Mr Howard said.
"We also saw a number of local people come to the sale and not a lot of outside competition, so a lot of stock has been retained locally and were bought back to put into feedlots and local clients around the south-west."
Heavier top-end steers fetched prices in the range of $2400 a head to a top of $2700 and regularly exceeded 500 cents a kilogram.
Mr Howard also said other offerings outside the steers, including younger weaners around 10-12 months of age with limited loins, saw reasonable prices.
He said prices remaining firm meant local buyers had confidence in what was on offer.
"Those younger weaner cattle were around $2100 to up towards $2500, while cows and calves sold earlier in the day to around $3500 too, so they had good value for money for reasonable lines," he said.
"There were bits and pieces here and there at Colac for everybody, really, signifying a diverse offering at the moment."
He said it continued a trend of diverse yardings that offered something for every type of buyer over the past few months.
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