IN one of the largest yardings in months, heifers sold easier but steers held firm at the Mount Gambier store sale on Friday.
Local restockers competed with feedlot buyers, Garrison and Landmark International, with a notable absence of regular buyers Teys Australia and Thomas Foods International.
Heavy Angus steers of more than 450 kilograms sold from $2.61/kg to $3.19/kg, those from 400-450kg $2.96-$3.30/kg and heavy coloured steers above 400kg sold from $2.71-$3.10/kg.
The top price of the day was paid for a draft of 16, 580kg 18-month-old Angus steers, Vermont-blood, from Resley, bought by Miller, Whan & John for $1555, or $2.68/kg,
Elshaug, Suttontown, sold 16, 14-16mo Angus steers, av 497kg, to Miller, Whan & John at $1480 or $2.98/kg, with a second draft, av 457kg, selling to Scott Creek Livestock at $1460 or $3.19/kg.
DL Tretheway, Kangaroo Island, sold 22, 14-16mo Angus steers for an average of $1350, with the top draft of 11, av 462kg, sold at $1400 or $3.03/kg to Scott Creek Livestock, who also bought the Trethewey family’s second draft of Angus steers, av 416kg, at $1300 or $3.13/kg.
The Rogers family, Mandala, Kalangadoo, sold 37 9-10mo Angus steers, with weights from 397-417kg, to $1375, for an average of $1325.
Elders Naracoorte bought 109 Angus and Angus cross steers in the 400-465kg weight range, including a draft of 17, 15-16mo Angus steers, av 451kg at $1380 or $2.99, sold by Rosewood Partnership, Hamilton, Vic; 22 Angus steers, av 409kg, at $1300 or $3.18/kg sold by MRL Hilton; 21 European Union-accredited August/September 2016-drop Angus steers at $1370 or $3.25/kg from Springhill, Millicent; and 13 black baldy steers 14-16mo, av 466kg, at $1330 or $2.85/kg sold by Kleenview, Casterton Vic.
Midweight Angus steers from 350-400kg sold at rates from $2.71-$3.46/kg; coloured steers in this weight range sold from $2.97 to $3.48/kg.
Angus steers from 300-350kg sold at prices from $2.90-$3.78/kg, coloured steers of the same weights, selling from $3.07-$3.67/kg.
Lighter Angus steers under 300kg sold from $3.35-$3.91/kg, with coloured steers in this class selling from $3.32-$3.62
ST&J Hawke, Glencoe, sold 64, 8-10mo Angus steers, with weights from 304-404kg to $1290, and an av $1231.
Highbury Trading, Mumbannar, Vic, sold 196 Weeran-bld Angus steers weighing from 278-356kg to $1230 to Brian Smith Transports, with a lighter draft sold to Landmark International for $1070.
Pareen, Mount Schanck, sold 57, 9-10mo Angus steers, 321-384kg to $1210, av $1156.
Kinkella Pastoral, Mumbannar, offered their annual draft of weaners, selling 125 Waterfront and Wittalocka-bld EU-accredited Angus and black baldy steers, with the top draft of 46, 349-389kg sold to Prince Royal at $1260 or $3.24/kg.
Greenwald Pastoral Co, Dartmoor, Vic, offered their annual draft of weaners, selling 612 Dunoon-bld, Angus and black baldy steers, certified with Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System, 246-360kg, sold to $1220, av $1099. The draft of black baldy steers, 350kg, sold at $1180 to Elders Deniliquin, NSW.
Garrison Feedlot, Swan Hill, Vic, bought 144 steers, 300-450kg, including 10 Angus cross steers av 313kg at $1030 or $3.29/kg from Rainbow Waters, Kongorong; seven Angus cross steers av 357kg at $1060 or $2.97/kg from SS&JA Robertson, Kingston SE, and 22 Charolais cross steers av 370kg at $1210 or $3.27/kg from Dunorer, Hotspur, Vic;
J&C Gysbers, Millicent, sold 12 Simmental/Angus steers, av 378kg, at $1250 or $3.31/kg to Landmark Millicent, with a second draft of seven Simmental cross steers, av 353kg, at $1165 or $3.30/kg selling to Ray White Keatley Livestock.
Landmark International bought 121 steers including 14 Angus cross steers, av 311kg, at $1070 or $3.44/kg from Mountain View, Suttontown; five Angus steers, av 310kg, at $1070 or $3.45/kg from Noorla and 16 Angus cross steers av 312kg at $1065 or $3.41/kg from Horseshoe Ridge, Kingston SE.
Regular vendor HJ Parker, Kingston SE, sold 48 Poll Hereford steers 14-16 months, with weights from 346-456kg to an average of $1177, their top draft av 456kg selling at $1330 or $2.92/kg to Alan Lakey. The second and third drafts, av 390kg and 346kg, were bought by John Chay for $1,80 or 43.03/kg and $1070 or $3.09/kg respectively.
Waterloo Ag, Mount Gambier, sold 60 Injemira-bld Hereford steers, 8-10 months, for an average of $1045. Landmark Mount Gambier bought their top draft, av 359kg, at $1160 or $3.23/kg; Southern Australian Livestock bought the second and third drafts, av 319kg and 275kg, for $1020 or $3.21/kg and $960 or $3.49/kg respectively.
Shiloh Park, Mount Gambier, sold 65 Poll Hereford steers, certified PCAS, for an average of $1224. Their top draft, av 386kg, sold to Green Triangle Livestock at $1250 or $3.24/kg, the second draft av 364kg sold to Miller Whan & John at $1230 or $3.38/kg; Elders Casterton bought the third draft, av 324kg, at $1190 or $3.67/kg.
Nayook South, Allendale East, sold 130 EU accredited Banemore-bld Hereford steers with weights from 283-361kg, for an average of $1095. Their top draft av 359kg sold to Southern Australian Livestock, Naracoorte, at $1250 or $3.48/kg.
Wallaroo Park, Mumbannar, sold 20, 8-10mo Hereford steers, av 338kg, at $1080 or $3.20/kg to Miller Whan & John, a second draft of 34 Hereford steers, av 290kg, sold at $1090 or $3.62/kg to Ray White Keatley Livestock.
Delro Alaman, Kingston SE, sold 20, 14-15mo Poll Shorthorn steers, av 429kg, at $1330 or $3.10/kg, to Landmark Mount Gambier, who also bought the same vendor’s second draft av 383kg at $1190 or $3.03/kg.
JT Howard, Kangaroo Island, sold 42, 12-14mo South Devon steers, from 365-436kg to average $1150. Miller Whan & John bought the top draft, av 436kg, at $1180 or $2.71; Scott Creek Livestock bought the second draft, av 410kg, at $1185 or $2.89/kg and Garrison Feedlot bought the third draft, av 365kg, at $1090 or $2.98/kg.
ER&GF Flint, Kingston SE, sold 19 South Bundurra-bld Shorthorn steers February/March 2016-drop, av 432kg, at $1310 or $3.03/kg to Landmark Mount Gambier, their second draft, av 387kg, selling to Scott Creek Livestock at $1180 or $3.05/kg.
A minimal yarding of 37 cows with calves at foot were offered.
Dismal Swamp, Lyons, Vic, sold 13 Angus heifers with 14, 2mo Banquet-bld Angus CAF, at $2480 to Peter Green, Thornlea, who also bought six Angus heifers with six 3mo calves at foot at $2600 from Kaladbro.
There were 109 pregnancy-tested in-calf females were sold, including seven PTIC Angus heifers sold by Ashlane, Mount Gambier at $2200 to Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen, with a second draft of 14 sold to Miller Whan & John at $1880.
Minimurra, Kingston SE, sold 42 EU-accredited Angus heifers, PTIC to Wagyu bulls, to $2060 to Landmark Lameroo.
Murwillumbah, Casterton, Vic sold 13, 2.5yo Murray Grey/Friesian heifers, PTIC to Angus bulls, at $2250 to O’Connor & Graney who also bought the second draft at $2100.
Heavy heifers above 400kg sold from $2.08-$2.71/kg, weights 350-400kg sold from $2.65-$3.74/kg, medium range heifers 300-350kg sold from $2.60-$3.49/kg, lighter heifers under 300kg making from $2.87-$3.35/kg.
After competing strongly in the steer market, Garrison Feedlot continued their run buying 125 heifers, including nine Angus heifers, av 347kg, at $1020 or $2.94/kg from Broadwater Farms, Canunda; 10 Angus heifers, av 386kg, at $1060 at $2.75/kg from Talisbrae, Merino, Vic; eight Angus cross heifers, av 316kg, at $940 or $2.97/kg from Reraig, Milltown, Vic; six Hereford-Charolais heifers, av 381kg, at $1010 or $2.65/kg from WP Carter, Lyons and 11 Hereford-cross PCAS heifers, av 300kg, at $930 or $3.10 from S Bolte.
Mandala, Kalangadoo, sold 24 9-10mo Angus heifers, 380kg, at $1420 or $3.74/kg to Green Triangle Livestock.
Kinkella Pastoral Co, Mumbannar sold 27 EU-accredited 9-10mo Simmental/Angus/Hereford heifers, av 332kg at $1040 or $3.13 to Miller Whan & John.
Belgrave, Mumbannar sold seven EU-accredited Angus-cross heifers av 406kg at $1100 at $2.71/kg to Princess Royal.
Aaronlea, Casterton, Vic, sold 20, 12-15mo Angus heifers, 356kg at $1130 or $3.17/kg to Ray White Keatley Livestock.
Kyndalyn, Dartmoor, Vic sold 10 EU-accredited Angus/Hereford heifers, av 311kg, at $900 or $2.89/kg to Miller Whan & John, with their draft of 17 Warrensville-bld Hereford heifers, av 302kg, sold at $1000 or $3.31/kg to Landmark Mount Gambier.
Shiloh Park, Mount Gambier sold 14 Angus-cross PCAS-certified heifers, av 320kg, at $1030 or $3.22/kg to Elders Casterton, Vic, and 11 Angus-cross heifers, av 283kg, at $910 or $3.22/kg to Miller Whan & John.
Belgrave Pastoral, Mumbannar, sold 15 Injemira-bld Hereford heifers EU-accredited, av 382kg, at $1165 or $3.05/kg to Landmark Mount Gambier, and a draft of Hereford-cross heifers av 346kg sold at $1000 at $2.89/kg to Princess Royal.
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