Cattle bring in stable returns at Mt Gambier

Cattle bring in stable returns at Mt Gambier

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STEERS made to $1560 at the monthly Mount Gambier store sale on Friday.

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SIMILAR MONEY: Creek Livestock agent Scott Creek said the Mount Gambier sale on Friday returned similar money to the previous month's auction.

SIMILAR MONEY: Creek Livestock agent Scott Creek said the Mount Gambier sale on Friday returned similar money to the previous month's auction.

MOUNT GAMBIER

Yarding: 1180

Steers to $1560

Cows with CAF to $2500

Heifers with CAF to $1480 

PTIC heifers to $970

Heifers to $1160

STEERS made to $1560 at the monthly Mount Gambier store sale on Friday.

Creek Livestock agent Scott Creek said steers and heifers made similar money to the previous month’s sale, while cows and calves were back by about $150.

“Heavy, black steers generally made in the $2.90 to $3.15 a kilogram range, while heifers made $2.60-$3.10/kg,” he said.

Making the highest price was K&C Jackson, Mount Gambier, with two Angus steers, 580kg, at $1560 or $2.68/kg, sold to Miller, Whan & John, account Farch.

The second highest price was for 16 Angus steers, 460kg, from Milang Pastoral, that made $1450 or $3.15/kg, and sold to Elders Mount Gambier.

Also near the top end of the sale was G Tait & Co, with 10 Angus steers, 449kg, European Union-accredited, that made $1370 or $3.05/kg, to Thomas Foods International.

Griffen Pastoral, Biscuit Flat, offered four pens of steers including 17 Angus-Herefords, 409kg, at $1250 or $3.05/kg, sold to Landmark Kingston; 16 Angus steers, 416kg, that made $1290 or $3.10/kg to TFI; 12 Angus-Herefords, 397kg, that made $1259 or $3.14/kg to Landmark Mount Gambier, account Holmes; and 11 Angus, 399kg, that made $1230 or $3.08/kg to Landmark Kingston.

Another major steer vendor was Avonlee, with 20 Pathfinder-blood Angus, 436kg, that made $1330 or $3.05/kg to TFI; 22 Angus, 400kg, that made $1280 or $3.20/kg to Green Triangle Livestock; 21 Angus, 377kg, that made $1230 or $3.26/kg to Landmark Kingston, 18 Angus-crosses, 425kg, that sold for $1325 or $3.11/kg to TFI and 13 black baldies, 396kg, that sold to Landmark Kingston for $1270 or $3.20/kg. Regular Mount Gambier vendor Kleenview, Casterton, Vic, sold eight Angus-Hereford steers, 393kg, for $1180 or $3/kg to Landmark Kingston.

Talisker sold 15 Angus steers, 352kg, for $1190 or $3.38/kg to Ray White Keatley, account Spring, a further five steers, 390kg, for $1240 or $3.17/kg to the same buyer and 11 steers, 309kg, for $3.43/kg or $1060.

La-Lee offered 20 Angus steers, 309kg, that made $1020 or $3.30/kg to Landmark Kingston, and a further 33 Angus, 273kg, for $940 or $3.44/kg.

Making the highest price for steers on a kilogram basis was Shiloh Park, Mount Gambier, with 10 Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System-accredited Angus-Herefords, 307kg, that made $3.71/kg or $1140 to Miller, Whan & John. Also making near the top of the sale on a kilogram basis were Jamalu, with 15 Angus, 309kg, 10 to 12-months-old, that made $3.54/kg or $1095 to Landmark Kingston. The same vendor also sold 14 Angus, 283kg, for $3.58/kg or $1015 to Green Triangle Livestock.

Broadwater Farm, Millicent, sold 20 Angus steers, 286kg, for $3.53/kg or $1010.

The tops of the Hereford steers went to Maaoupe Downs Cattle Company, with nine milk-tooths, 498kg, that sold to $1470 or $2.95/kg to Elders Mount Gambier. The same vendor also sold 19 Simmental-cross steers, 443kg, for $1320 or $2.97/kg to TFI.

CT Atkin & Co, Mount Gambier, sold 19 Hereford steers, Melville Park-bld, 478kg, for $1450 or $3.03/kg, and a further nine at 422kg for $1240 or $2.93/kg.

Windy Ridge sold 12 Herefords, 508kg, for $1450 or $2.85/kg and Atacama sold 16 Herefords, 447kg, for $1360 or $3.04/kg to TFI.

GT Trading, Lucindale, sold four Hereford steers, 408kg, for $1230 or $3.01/kg, along with a further 11 at 353kg for $1180 or $3.34/kg.

The tops of the Freisian steers was $800 for three from SP Tos, Mount Gambier.

GAMBIER CREW: Hanging out on the rails at Mount Gambier were Robert Hill, Konrad Tos and Sonya Tos, all of Mount Gambier.

GAMBIER CREW: Hanging out on the rails at Mount Gambier were Robert Hill, Konrad Tos and Sonya Tos, all of Mount Gambier.

Kingston producer HL Robertson, topped the heifer section of the Mount Gambier store sale on Friday.

The top line was 13 Angus heifers, 380kg, that made $1160 or $3.05 a kilogram, selling to Elders Heywood, Vic.

Making the second highest price for heifers was Robyn McFee, with four Angus-crosses, 410kg, that made $1100 or $2.68/kg and sold to Thomas Foods International.

Talisker sold 11 heifers, 326kg, for $1000 or $3.06/kg, and a further 19 at $890, while Shiloh Park sold 12 heifers at $890 and Sneath Investments had 11 Angus-crosses make $845.

Willowbank, Heywood, Vic, sold 19 Banquet-blood Angus heifers at $840 to Elders Lucindale, while Sandy Ridge sold six Angus heifers, 9 to 10-months-old, for $800 to Green Triangle Livestock.

The tops of the Hereford heifers were a line of eight weaned, 8 to 12-month-olds, 384kg,  from GT Trading, Lucindale, that made $1090 or $2.83/kg, knocked down to TFI. ​Wyuna sold seven Hereford heifers, Melville Park-bld, 349kg, for $805 or $2.30/kg, while Avonlea sold 14 Hereford-cross heifers, 314kg, for $810 or $2.57/kg and R Aliberti sold eight Hereford heifers at $760.

Churinga Park, Coonawarra, sold 10 crossbred heifers, 350kg, for $1000 or $2.85/kg, along with 15 at 340kg for $970 or $2.85/kg.

G&M Smith, Millicent, sold six Charolais-cross heifers, European Union-accredited, for $1045 or $2.71/kg, along with three Hereford heifers, EU-accredited, for $800 to Elders Casterton, Vic.

H&V Howlett sold 12 Angus-Limousins at $740 and a further nine, aged 8-12mo, for $670.

WET DAY: Trying to keep dry were Paddy Murphy, Casterton, Vic, James Humphries, Tahara, Vic, Robyn Gardiner, Sandford, Vic and Ray Humphries, Bahgallah, Vic.

WET DAY: Trying to keep dry were Paddy Murphy, Casterton, Vic, James Humphries, Tahara, Vic, Robyn Gardiner, Sandford, Vic and Ray Humphries, Bahgallah, Vic.

There was only one pen of pregnancy-tested in-calf heifers offered from Forster Farming, which were eight to 12-months pregnant, and sold for $970. The same vendor also sold 23 Angus heifers, 12-14mo, for $950.

Two pens of heifers with calves at-foot were sold, with three Hereford-cross heifers with three CAF from R&L Matthews making $1480 and three Angus-cross heifers with three CAF from Glendoo making $1370.

Angus cows with Angus-Limousin calves at-foot made the highest price for females at the Mount Gambier store sale.

Kylissa offered 19 Angus cows that had 20 of their fourth CAF, which made $2500 and sold to Green Triangle Livestock. The cows had been running back to an Angus-Limousin bull.

PL&WD Lowe sold 12 Red Angus-Simmental cows, third and fourth calvers, with 12 May-June-drop CAF for $2220 to Landmark Millicent.

P Zukauskas offered 10 Angus cows, which had been running back with a Hereford bull, and with 10 of their fourth and fifth Angus CAF, which made $2040 and sold to Miller, Whan & John.

La-Lee had 14 Angus cows, 2010-drop, with 15 March/April-drop, Coolana/Temania-blood Angus CAF make $1900, which sold to Green Triangle Livestock, and a further 11 Angus cows with 12 CAF make $1760, also to GTL.

Dingley Dell offered six cows, which had been running back with a Limousin bull, with their six of their second CAF, that made $1900 and sold to Southern Australian Livestock. The same vendor also sold a further six cows with six CAF for $1800 to Elders Mount Gambier.

C&D Rigby sold eight Angus cows, which had been running back to an Angus bull, with eight CAF for $1660.

Northfield sold two black baldy cows with two CAF for $1320 and AC&LB Schutz sold one Murray Grey cow with a CAF for $1070.

                      – PAULA THOMPSON

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