Weaner sales under way with cracking pace in SE

Weaner sales underway with cracking pace in SE

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ROUND TRIP: Ian and Louise Johnson at their Moville property at Willalooka. The circuit sale also took in their Amherst and Wittalocka properties.

ROUND TRIP: Ian and Louise Johnson at their Moville property at Willalooka. The circuit sale also took in their Amherst and Wittalocka properties.

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THE South East weaner selling season kicked off exceptionally well on Friday, with steers making to a massive $4.84 a kilogram at Ian and Louise Johnson’s cir...

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AMHERST

Yarding: 2153

Steers to $4.84/kg

Heifers to $4.45/kg

THE South East weaner selling season kicked off exceptionally well on Friday, with steers making to a massive $4.84 a kilogram at Ian and Louise Johnson’s circuit sale at Willalooka.

Spence Dix & Co conducted rolling sales at the Johnson’s Amherst, Wittalocka and Moville properties, with Jonathan Spence auctioneering a yarding of 2153.

The top price a kilogram was paid for 60 European Union-accredited Angus Wittalocka steers, which had Wittalocka, Coolana and Stoney Point-blood.

The steers weighed 282 kilograms and made $1365.

The top price a head was for 159 Mt Fyans-bred steers that made $1700 at Wittalocka and sold to Princess Royal.

The July to September 2015-drop steers weighed 440kg, equating to $3.86/kg.

Guest vendors Bergan Park, Keith, kicked off the sale at Amherst with a pen of 24 Lancaster and Stoney Point-bld steers. 

The February/March 2016-drop steers weighed 354kg and sold for $1420 or $4.01/kg to Elders Millicent.

Fellow guest vendor Wayne Jackson, Yardookra, Willalooka, made the highest price a head at Amherst, with 40 steers, Coolana-bld, that made $1430 and sold to John Chay Livestock Millicent.

The steers weighed an average of 356kg, equating to $4.01/kg.

The top price steers a head from the Johnsons at Amherst were 63 Coolana, Stoney Point and Lancaster-blds, 339kg, that made $1390 or $4.10/kg.

The Johnsons received the highest price a kilogram at Amherst for 32 steers, 240kg, that made $1120 or $4.66/kg, selling to Elders Roseworthy.

Making the highest price a kilogram for heifers at Wittalocka were guest vendors RMK Pastoral, Willalooka, with 27 Stoney Point and Coolana-blds at $1140 or $4.45/kg.

The same vendor also sold a further 25 heifers at 284kg for $1250 or $4.40/kg, along with 22 steers, 292kg, for $1260 or $4.31/kg and 60 steers, 329kg, at $1355 or $4.11/kg.

At Moville, the highest price a head was $1470 for 22 steers from Braylyn Nominees, Wasleys.

The November/December 2015-drop steers weighed 411kg and sold to Princess Royal.

The highest price a kilogram was for 24 Moville steers at $4.82/kg.

The 230kg steers made $1110, selling to Elders Keith.

The highest price a kilogram for heifers at Moville was for 20 from Wayne Jackson, which made $4.29/kg, or $1040.

Mr Johnson was extremely happy with how the sale went.

“It really exceeded expectations, I’d say it was a phenomenal sale,” he said.

“It’s our strongest ever sale, and we’ve been holding it for more than 10 years.”

                      – PAULA THOMPSON

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