Lines of forward conditioned steers were a feature of the Wodonga cattle sale held yesterday when 3248 grown cattle were penned along with 160 calves.
Although black cattle dominated the yarding, there was a very good offering of other breeds, including the annual draft of 400 dehorned Hereford and Poll Hereford steers, Wirruna-blood, 9-10 months offered on account the Coughlan family, Tarabah Pastoral Company, Holbrook, along with 50 EU-accredited heifers, same description.
Competition was strong for the excellent selection of steers with weight and growth ready to go into feedlots, and commission buyers were in force bidding against local restockers for the many suitable lines.
Landmark, Wodonga auctioneer, Pat Kindellan noted the cattle on offer where in excellent condition following the tremendous spring and prices continue to hold on established levels, and perhaps “dearer than the previous market.”.
“It was a terrific sale, “ Mr Kindellan said.
“We saw the first of the autumn drop calves, and they sold extremely well, with some vendors getting up to $200 more than last year.”
Among many great sales, Michael, Anna and Isabelle Coughlan, Tarabah Pastoral Company, Holbrook sold 16 Poll Hereford steers, Wirruna-blood, 9-10 months and weighing 352kg for $1340.
Graeme and Dawn Macaulay, “Teviot Dale”, Huon, Victoria, received $1415 for their pen of 25 Angus steers, 8-10 months, weighing 362kg.
Mrs Macaulay was very pleased with the result, and said it was $200 more than last year.
Wodonga agents Corcoran and Parker, Elders and Landmark conducted the sale.
- For a full sale report see The Land 8 December, 2016