Steers to $1640

Steers to $1640


Elders Lucindale branch manager Ronnie Dix with WV James & Son's Jim James and Wendy James-Ross, WV James & Son, Lucindale.

Elders Lucindale branch manager Ronnie Dix with WV James & Son's Jim James and Wendy James-Ross, WV James & Son, Lucindale.

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THE first Naracoorte weaner sale of 2017 raked in $4.7 million in sales.

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THE first Naracoorte weaner sale of 2017 raked in $4.7 million in sales.

There were 3407 steers offered, with most making between $3.60 to $3.80 a kilogram.

Lighter weight steers generally made about $4/kg.

The yarding had 1947 European Union-accredited steers.

The highest price a head was $1640 for 25 head from WV James & Son, Lucindale.

WV James & Son averaged $1520 for their steers, up on $1199 last year.

The average cents a kilogram last year was $3.39/kg and this year it was $3.87/kg.

The average weight of the steers was 393kg.

Glendoon Past Co, Binnum, kicked off the sale with 13 Angus steers, 466kg, that made $1635 or $3.50/kg to Thomas Foods International.

Donald Brown & Co, Keppoch, sold, 23 Hazeldean-blood steers, 448kg, for $1570 or $3.50/kg to TFI.

Heathdale, Stewarts Range, sold 29 Pathfinder-bld steers, 433kg, for $1570 or $3.62/kg to TFI.

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