EUROA is expected to see big numbers and big buyers at their upcoming weaner sales, after having experienced what’s been one of their best seasons to date.
Rodwells, Landmark, and Elders will hold their annual mixed weaner sale on Wednesday, January 11, commencing at 10:30am.
Landmark Euroa branch manager Russell Mawson said the three agents would be offering a combined total of 2500 to 3000 Angus, Hereford, and Charolais cross weaners.
He said he’s expecting it to be a big sale.
“If the sale goes anything like how our recent sale went, it should be a very successful sale,” Mr Mawson said.
Last Thursday, the markets topped $1560 a head, which was a yard of 422 kilogram Angus, aged 9-10 months, offered by Marjorie King, Balmattum.
The sale kicked off the Victorian leg of this season’s weaner sales, and the market was pitched on 360-420 cents a kilogram, which sold the majority of the 2800 head that were offered.
”It was the most exciting day we’d seen in a long time.”
He said with rain being received everywhere, it was no surprise the sales had been going so well.
“We’ve received amazing amounts of rain, and we’re expecting more to come,” he said.
“As a result, we’ve had more feed than what we’ve had in a very long time.”
He said this would eventuate into big numbers at the mid-January weaner sale.
“We knew we had a shortage of cattle, we just didn’t realise the extent of it.”
He said the genetics of the cattle on offer would be ideal for potential buyers.
“The breeding has evolved over time, and they’re producing very strong, upstanding cattle,” he said.
“They’re not your old fashioned, traditional, small cattle.”
Mr Mawson said buyers had been coming from all over the state.
“The other day, we had buyers from all over Gippsland, Colac, the north east, and to Cobram,” he said.
“People are just short on cattle.”