1462 steers sold to $1410
848 heifers sold to $1020
EXPECTATIONS were that last Friday’s Mount Gambier store sale was going to be tough going, but prices were kept buoyant with good competition from local graziers, restockers and feedlotters.
A range of good quality cattle were presented for sale, attracting strong competition, a distinct gap showing between the well-bred cattle and the lighter, plainer and off-bred types reflected in prices paid.
Heavy Angus steers 400 kilograms-plus sold from $2.42/kg to $3.10/kg, while coloured steers in this weight range sold from $2.68-$2.89/kg.
Mid-weight Angus steers 350-400kg made from $2.63-$3.12/kg, while coloured steers sold from $2.81-$3.18/kg.
Angus steers from 300-350kg sold from $2.33-$3.19/kg, while coloured steers of the same weights sold from $2.37-$2.92/kg.
Angus steers under 300kg sold from $2.38-$3.18/kg, while coloured steers in this weight range sold from $2.19-$2.83/kg.
Nampara Pastoral Co, Lucindale, set the pace early, buying the first pen of 16 Angus steers, 492kg, at $1400 or $2.85/kg, sold by RW&.B Passauer, Yahl,
They then bought the following two pens from Noola South, Hamilton, Vic – 12 Pathfinder-blood Angus steers, av 535kg at 16-18 months, for $1410 or $2.65 and 18 av 474kg at $1350 or $2.85/kg.
Nampara Pastoral also bought six of Noola South’s Angus-Murray Grey steers, av 485kg at 16-18 months, for $1370 or $2.82/kg.
TB Megaw, Kongorong, sold 21 Boonaroo and Rennylea-bld Angus steers, av 416kg at 10-11 months, for $1250 or $3/kg to Landmark Keatley Mount Gambier, who also bought the Megaw’s second draft of 25 av 382kg at $1150 or $3.01/kg.
Landmark Gawler pushed competition on cattle 340-400kg and set the floor price in Friday’s market buying 39 steers and 22 heifers for J&A Curnow, Mallala, as well as 161 steers and 90 heifers for Korunye Park Feedlot, Korunye, with target weights from 340-400kg.
The 2000 head feedlot usually source their feeder cattle from the north, but being in very short supply, headed south to Mount Gambier to buy.
Included in their numbers were 16 Angus and Angus-cross steers, av 403kg at 12-14 months, for $1070 or $2.66/kg from Pepa Hill, Nelson, Vic; 20 Weeran-bld Angus steers av 357kg at $1110 or $3.12/kg from Millanda Estate, Mount Gambier; 11 Murray Grey steers, av 306kg at 10-12 months, for $860 or $2.81/kg from AT Masters, Wandilo; and 16 Angus steers, av 359kg at 10-11 months, for $1070 or $2.98/kg from SM Watson, McArthur, Vic.
RF&MP Rogers, Kalangadoo, sold 14 Angus steers, av 391kg at 10-11 months, for $1170 or $2.99/kg to Landmark Mount Gambier; a second draft av 355kg at $1070 or $3.01/kg to Miller Whan & John and a draft of 14 Angus-cross steers av 362kg at $1100 or $3.04/kg to Thomas DeGaris & Clarkson Penola, account Merrett.
Kuaraak Partnership, Strathdownie, Vic, sold 18 Pasturefed Certified Assurance Scheme-eligible Angus steers av 407kg at $1140 or $2.80/kg to Green Triangle Livestock, which also bought 20 Angus steers, av 322kg at 10-12 months, for $940 or $2.92/kg from SC&KI Higgs, Nene Valley.
JG&CK Clarke, Kingston SE, sold 68 Granite Ridge blood Angus steers, weighing from 443kg to 371kg for an av of $1034.
The top draft av 443kg sold at $1310 or $2.96/kg to Ravenswood Feedlot, Hay, NSW, while MWJ bought the second and third drafts at $1250 or $3.10kg and $1150 or $3.10/kg respectively.
D Trethewey, Kangaroo Island, sold 18 Angus steers av 380kg at $1060 or $2.79/kg to Landmark Gawler, while a second draft of 17 Angus and Angus-cross steers, av 309kg, made $985 or $3.19/kg sold to Creek Livestock, Mount Gambier.
BT&E Ling, Mount Benson, sold 13 European Union-accredited Stoney Point-bld Angus steers, av 326kg at 10-11 months, for $940 or $2.88/kg to Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen; Garden Flat, Allendale East, sold six Boonaroo-bld Angus steers av 423kg at $1140 or $2.70/kg to JBS Swift Australia; and CJ&AL Sealey, Kongorong, sold 16 Boonaroo-bld Angus steers av 392kg at $1190 or $3.04/kg to MWJ.
Glencairn, Casterton, Vic, sold 44 Boonaroo-bld Angus-cross steers, 10 months, with weights from 270-327kg for an av of $893.
Their top draft av 327kg sold at $940 or $2.87/kg to MWJ.
Glencairn’s draft of 26 Yarram Park-bld Hereford steers, 10-11 months weighing between 228-349kg, av $632. The top draft av 349kg sold at $880 or $2.52/kg to MWJ.
KG Feast & Son, Greenpoint, sold 19 Warrensville-bld Hereford steers av 361kg at $1150 or $3.18/kg to TDC.
Wandovale, Casterton, Vic, sold 12 Murray Grey steers, av 473kg at 15-16 months, for $1370 or $2.89/kg to Ravensworth Feedlot, which also bought seven Lindsay-bld Murray Grey steers av 422kg at $1200 or $2.84/kg from Bambra, Casterton, Vic, and five Angus-cross steers av 418kg at $1200 or $2.87/kg from Roseneath, Millicent.
Klaassens Contractors, Yahl, sold seven Hereford-Simmental steers, av 353kg at 9-10 months, for $2.97/kg to Green Triangle Livestock, while a second draft av 304kg sold to Landmark Gawler at $850 or $2.79/kg.
Invaloch Pastoral Co, Strathdownie, Vic, sold 10 Hereford steers, av 358kg at 10-12 months, for $1075 or $3/kg to Landmark Mount Gambier; Rosebank Pastoral, Casterton, Vic, sold four Angus-Hereford steers av 385kg at $1100 or $2.86/kg to MWJ and Wonganoo, Mount Gambier, sold 15 Saler steers, av 302kg at 10-12 months, for $860 or $2.85/kg to PPHS.
Calgara Station sold 100 EU-accredited Hereford steers, May/June-drops weighing 224-277kg, for an av of $700.
The top draft weighing 277kg sold at $785 or $2.83/kg to Elders on behalf of Brian Smith, who also bought Calgara’s second draft av 247kg at $610 or $2.47/kg.
HEIFERS sold to $1020 at the Mount Gambier store sale on Friday, for European Union-accredited Banquet and Coolana-blood Angus from Leaella Partnership, Wallacedale, Vic.
The pen of 10 averaged 407 kilograms and sold at $1020 or $2.50/kg to Creek Livestock.
Overall heifers 400kg-plus sold from $2.08-$2.57kg; heifers 350-400kg sold from $2.02$2.57/kg; heifers 300-350kg sold from $2.04-$2.46/kg, while lighter heifers under 300kg sold from $1.54-$2.53kg.
RF&MP Rogers, Kalangadoo, sold 61 Angus and Angus-cross heifers, weighing 309-368kg at 10-11 months, for an av of $879.
The Rogers’ top draft av 368kg sold at $970 or $2.63/kg to Garrison Feedlot, which also bought the second draft av 350kg at $890 or $2.54/kg.
Shiloh Park, Mount Gambier, sold 20 Angus-cross heifers, av 340kg at 10-12 months, for $830 or $2.44/kg to MWJ Lindsay, who also bought seven Hereford-Simmental heifers, av 319kg at 9-10 months, for $2.25/kg fo Klaassens Contracting, Yahl.
MWJ Mount Gambier bought 16 Angus heifers av 288kg at $730 or $2.53/kg for DL Trethewey, Kangaroo Island, and a draft of eight Hereford heifers av 286kg at $680 or $2.37/kg on behalf of KG Feast & Son, Greenpoint.
Glencairn, Casterton, Vic, sold 13 Angus heifers, av 294kg at 10-11 months, for $710 or $2.41/kg to MWJ.
A draft of Glencain Hereford heifers av 263kg sold at $610 or $2.32/kg to Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen, Penola.
PR Caskey, Mount Gambier, sold 14 Shorthorn heifers av 383kg at $840 or $2.19/kg to Creek Livestock, while a second draft of Yamburgan-bld Shorthorn heifers av 330kg made $750 or $2.27/kg, sold to PPHS