A quality line of Angus weaner calves stood out among a good cattle offering at the NVLX Barnawatha Wodonga special store sale on Thursday, with buyers in the main sending cattle to the northern states.
While the number of people attending was a smaller crowd than usual, they were all there to buy, bidding competitively for pens throughout.
Agents yarded around 1800 cattle which included a good run of Charolais and Hereford breeds.
Brian Unthank Rural stock agent Michael Unthank said it was a firm sale, with Angus cattle, in particular, being equally as good as the store sale a fortnight prior.
"There were good lines of Angus and particularly Angus weaner calves with a bit of weight about them today," Mr Unthank said.
"Many of them had 320-plus kilograms in them, and they sold well.
"Those were in excess of 640 to 650 cents per kilogram, with the majority of them heading to northern local restockers."
Feedlotters were active, particularly on the heavier end of the cattle in the sale, but many backgrounders and grass finishers bidded well on cattle weighing between 300 to 350 kilograms.
"There was not that much [bidding] done online," he said.
"It's been a bit quiet in that space for the last few sales for one reason or another, and most cattle sold has been from the gallery buyers that were there."
"There were a few good lots of Charolais and Hereford weaners, which sold particularly well."
W & J Lucas sold 31 Angus steers, 355kg, for 671c/kg or $2385 as well as a pen of 25 Angus heifers, 365kg for $1750.
D & T McKernan sold 22 Angus steer weaners, 332kg for 704c/kg or $2340
Bayrhyll P/L sold seven Angus steers, 411kg, for 598c/kg or $2460 and another pen of 23 Angus steers, 352kg, for 674c/kg or $2375.
M & KM Taprell sold 17 Angus weaner steers, 367kg, for 648c/kg or $2380.
Fairfield Nominees (Noel Hogg Family Trust) sold 23 Hereford heifers, 281kg, for 612c/kg or $1720 and another pen of eight Hereford steers, 247kg, for 566c/kg or $1400.
Brett's Rural Services sold eight Hereford steers, 336kg, for 657c/kg or $2210.
DH & MA Trethowan sold 24 Angus heifers, 367kg, for 574c/kg or $2110.
Ducan Livingstone sold 14 Angus steers, 315kg, for 753c/kg or $2375
JF & EM Rankin sold one pen of 14 Charolais steers, 377kg, for 602c/kg or $2270 and another pen of 16 Charolais steers, 428kg, for 595c/kg or $2550.
JN McIntosh sold 7 Limousin steers, 281kg, for 494c/kg or $1390.
Kentucky Pty Ltd sold six Angus cows with calves at foot for $3740.
North East Water sold nine PTIC Angus heifers, 515kg, for 543c/kg or $2800 along with 25 Angus grown steers, 479kg, for 590c/kg $2830.
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