IT WAS a quick day out at the Mount Gambier, SA, store cattle sale on Friday, with only 875 cattle yarded.
Ray White Keatley livestock agent Dale Keatley said very wet conditions in the Lower South East made it hard for vendors to get stock in, limiting market numbers.
“The job was generally firm on the previous month’s sale, with some vendors with bigger lines selling quite well,” he said.
The steer section was topped by Patanga Pastoral Co, Avenue Range, SA, with seven Shorthorns, 486 kilograms, making $1465 or $3.01/kg. The same vendor also sold 20 Angus-Shorthorns, 448kg, for $1460 or $3.25/kg to O’Connor & Graney Mount Gambier.
Not far behind was SR&CA Northcott, Merino, with seven Angus and Angus-cross steers, 483kg, that made $1425 or $2.95/kg to Miller Whan & John Mount Gambier.
With one of the bigger runs were Wattle View, Strathdownie, selling Boonaroo-blood Angus and Angus-cross steers including 25 at 413kg for $1320; 22 at 378kg for $1140; 21 at 355kg for $1100; 15 at 410kg for $1270 and 16 at 371kg for $1160. Steers making some of the highest prices on a kg basis were 18 Angus from Jamalu, Mount Gambier, 289kg, selling for $1025 or $3.54/kg and 24 Angus from Willowbank, Millicent, SA, 319kg, that made $3.41/kg.
Hillside, Mingbool, SA, topped the cows with CAF section, selling 19 Hereford cows with 20 CAF, not rejoined, for $1980. The same vendor also sold 11 more Angus cows with 11 CAF for $1800 and 15 Hereford cows with 15 CAF for $1780.
Ansta Park had two pens of Angus-Friesian PTIC heifers, 2.5-years-old, mated to an Angus bull, with nine at $1590 and eight at $1480.
Wattle View made the top price for heifers with 15 Angus-crosses, 392kg, at $1140 or $2.90/kg. The same vendor also sold 22 at 391kg for $1080 or $2.76/kg and 18 at 355kg for $1020 or $2.87/kg.
KW&JA Livingstone sold 13 Angus-cross heifers, 369kg, for $1020 or $2.76/kg and GT Trading sold seven heifers, 406kg, for $1100 or $2.70.kg.
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