Steers to $1530
Heifers to $1370
PTIC heifers to $2600
Cows with CAF $3250
RETURNS were up across the board at the monthly Mount Gambier store cattle sale on Friday, with some particularly handy lines of Angus steers on offer.
There were 1552 cattle yarded, with steers making to $1530, compared to $1380 last month.
Heifers were also up, with the top $1370 compared to $1200 at the October sale.
But the major jump was for cows with calves at-foot, which topped at $2120 last month and made to $3250 on Friday.
The sale-toppers were yarded by Christine Koch-Jones, Chelma, whose family property at Greenwald, Vic, has been sold. The 13 Angus/black Simmental cows with second black Simmental CAF sold for $3250 to Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen Millicent.
PPHS Millicent also bought six first-calvers with six CAF for $3000 from Chelma, seven third-calvers with seven CAF for $3050 and four fourth-calvers with four CAF for $2850.
Chelma sold two fifth-calvers with two CAF for $2950 to Miller Whan & John and six sixth-calvers with six CAF for $2700 to Elders Mount Gambier.
The same vendor also sold nine Angus/black Simmental pregnancy-tested in-calf heifers, 18 to 20-months, for $2600.
Griffin Pastoral, Biscuit Flat, had two pens make the top price for steers of $1530. One pen of 15 Angus-cross steers, 476kg, sold to O’Connor & Graney and the other pen was 12 Herefords, 14 months, sold to Nampara. The same vendor’s highest price a kilogram was $3.34/kg for 10 Angus-crosses, 419kg, sold to Thomas DeGaris & Clarkson Penola.
LK Ling, Mount Benson, made the highest price on a kilogram basis with 18 Angus steers, Granite Ridge-blood, 303kg, sold for $1210 or $3.99/kg. The same vendor also sold a further 14 Angus, 339kg, for $1270 or $3.74/kg.
Tora Downs, Casterton, Vic, sold 13 Angus steers, 12-14months, Boonaroo-bld, 420kg, for $1370 or $3.26/kg, while MC&JM Northcott, Suttontown, sold 16 Angus/Limousin, 447kg, for $1400 or $3.13/kg.
Blythwood Pastoral, Hamilton, Vic, sold 21 Angus, Pathfinder-bld, 437kg, for $1390 or $3.18/kg.
Vic vendor Gary Vaughan, Heywood, sold 13 Charolais-cross steers, 10-months-old to 11mo, 388 kilograms, for $1270 or $3.27 a kilogram to John Chay & Co.
Also selling Charolais-cross steers was Ansta Park, Mt Schanck, with 15 at $1260 or $3.33/kg.
Willimay, Branxholme, Vic, sold 10 Hereford/Simmental steers, 496kg, for $1520 or $3.06/kg to Nampara and Glenesta, Drumborg, Vic, had nine Angus steers, 419kg, make $1395 or $3.32/kg.
RW Holme, Kingston, sold 23 Angus steers, 345kg, for $1230 or $3.56/kg to Elders Millicent, along with 15 steers, 314kg, for $1090 or $3.47/kg, also to Elders Millicent.
Topping the heifer section at $1370 was 16 Angus, 489kg, from Burnbrae, Hamilton, Vic. DW&FJ Miles, Naracoorte, made the highest price/kg with 13 Simmental/Herefords, 362kg, that sold for $1310 or $3.61/kg to Nampara.