Future breeder buyers and an eager band of lot and grass feeders were out in force bidding British breed heifers to higher prices than were initial expected on four day of the Hamilton beef weaner sales.
LOCAL buyers were active at Kyneton, “making” the annual weaner sale, according to Landmark Dwyer’s Greg Dwyer.
COMPLIANCE with animal welfare and National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) requirements was a “pleasing” 100 per cent at the annual Casterton weaner sales held last week.
Elders put through nearly 4000 weaners at its 31st Yea Blue Ribbon sale, with auctioneer Morgan Davies saying it could have been the agents’ biggest ever offering.
Vendors were generally happy with the results at the first week of annual Southern Weaner sale at Hamilton and Casterton.
Day three of the Hamilton weaner sales – the prestigious Hereford steer sale conducted by the independent agents group, saw an erratic demand as a small handful of repeat buyers took a strong stance on selected lines of performance cattle with most making from 318 to 331c/kg in the opening lanes.
Prices at the Euroa weaner sale were on a par with those seen at other centres, according to Wangaratta Landmark agent Daniel Fischer.