Heifers to $1150, av. $854
DESPITE demand for heifers declining at this year's weaner market at Naracoorte on Friday, the quality was still "up there" with past sales according to some South East livestock agents.
Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn and Steen's run at the end of the sale made the $1150 or $2.66/kg top price, for Kennella's, Pinnaroo, 13 January/February/March 2019-drop Bull Oak Well-bloods, that weighed 431-kilograms.
A&S Bryson, Padthaway, made the second-highest price of $1140 or $3.14/kg for 27 February/March Hazeldean/Coolana-blds, 362kg.
PPH&S, Naracoorte, livestock agent Josh Manser said the sale's heifer prices were not as "buoyant" as predicted earlier last week.
"Prices were still solid because heavier heifers were bought to return to the paddock for breeding," he said.
Landmark's run had Oakley Family Trust, make $1118 or $3.11/kg for 16, 359.7kg, Angus heifers that sold to Elders Naracoorte.
Meadowside Estate, Naracoorte, offered 15, 375kg, Mandayen/Pathfinder-blds that made $1046 or $2.79/kg.
Elders lineup included a draft of 24 Pathfinder/Cooranga-bld, 297kg, March/April 2019-drops from WV James & Son, Lucindale, for $1090 or $3.67/kg.
The James' also made $1040 or $3.03/kg for 17, 343kg, Angus March/April 2019-drops and another pen of 17, 335kg, for $1040 or $3.10/kg.
Thomas DeGaris and Clarkson offered 13 March/April 2019-drop, 376.2kg, Angus heifers from WB&ME Brodie, Penola, that made $1049 or $2.79/kg.
MJ&CS Wooding, Maaoupe, made $1004 or $2.95/kg for 18, 340.6kg, heifers.
Southern Australian Livestock's run topped $1015 or $2.75/kg for 11, 369.1kg, Murray Greys from Egel Partners, Keith.
DL&GM Chaplin, Woods Well, made $989 or $2.89/kg for 15, 342.3kg, April 2019-drop Angus/Limos.