Strathalbyn cattle sale well supported

Kiara Stacey
By Kiara Stacey
Updated January 26 2022 - 2:51am, first published January 24 2022 - 7:04am

STRATHALBYN

Yarding: 1000

Steers to $2510

Heifers to $2120

There was a large number of cattle on offer at the Strathalbyn store cattle sale on Friday, where steers reached a top of $2510 or $5.17/kg.

Elders Strathalbyn livestock agent Danny Reynolds said heavy weights were well represented along with good numbers of feeder calves making up the yarding, and a larger number of lighter stores.

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"Heavy steers to the feedlot were up to 30 cents easier (on Friday), as most feedlots are at capacity due to COVID issues and critical staff shortages," he said.

"Lighter steers to restockers came off 10 to 15 cents from the extreme rates of the last sale.

"The heifer portion was basically fully firm, from an overall point of view, with some quality lines of ideal breeders being up to 20 cents dearer in places."

Topping the steer section was 12 484-kilogram September/October 2020 drop steers from AJ&DL Hinchcliff, Inman Valley, who also sold a further 13 450kg steers at $2380 or 4.92/kg.

BA Reeve, Clarendon, sold two 427kg March/April 2021 drop steers at $2270 or $5.32/kg to Thomas Foods International who also bought a run of nine 400kg February/March 2021 vendor-bred steers from R&G Johnson Investments, Ashborne, for the same amount.

A pen of 11 427kg February/March 2021 drop steers offered by B&H Birdseye, Hindmarsh Valley, made $2300 or $5.39/kg.

G Hier, Mount Torrens, sold six 414kg January/February 2021 drop steers which made $2220 or $5.36/kg, while Amac Farms, Inman Valley, sold 13, 219kg, April 2021 vendor-bred steers at $1580 or $7.21/kg.

Waterman Rural, Melrose, sold eight 455kg pregnancy tested in-calf, Roseleigh and Goolagong-bld, vendor-bred heifers at $2000 or $4.40/kg.

In the heifer offering Tantallon Pastoral, Woodside, sold five March/April 2021 drop, vendor-bred, 379kg heifers which made $2120 or $5.59/kg.

JF Rural, Kersbrook, offered five 475kg heifers at $2030 or $4.27/kg while, Costa and Nichollis, Echunga, made $1880 or $5.26/kg from a pen of five 357kg April/May 2021 drop heifers.

J&B MUSTER, Birdwood, sold seven March/April 2021 drop 267kg heifers at $1790 or $6.70/kg.

Crawford Cattle Co, Mount Torrens, offered 11 292kg vendor-bred September/October 2021 heifers at $1890 or $6.47/kg.

A run of 13 237kg vendor-bred June/July 2021 heifers from DJ&AR Edwards, Oakbank, sold at $1510 or $6.37.

Nutrien Strathalbyn's agent Ben Dickenson said a large gallery of buyers from mostly SA were present.

"Trade was represented by TFI and major feedlotters operated on feeder weight calves," he said.

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"Grass cattle were strongly supported from buyers ranging from all over SA.

"Quality was good with overall market firm."

The next Strathalbyn store sale is on February 18.

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Kiara Stacey

Kiara Stacey

Journalist

Journalist for Stock Journal. Kiara was in classified sales at Stock Journal before joining the editorial team. Kiara completed a Bachelor of Communication (journalism) at Deakin University in 2020.

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