There was an offering of 633 mixed quality tablelands cattle featuring mainly Angus weaners, but with some good lines of Murray Grey, Hereford and Shorthorn weaners, and an excellent selection of PTIC Angus and Murray Grey heifers.
Landmark, Goulburn, livestock agent, Daniel Croker said the quality of cattle were mixed with most weaners showing the effects of a harsh winter.”
“Prices were exceptional especially on the better bred cattle,” Mr Croker said.
“Indicative prices showed steers ranged from 360 to 444 cents a kilogram, while heifers ranged from 330c/kg to 385c/kg, depending on weight and quality.”
Michael Hall Livestock, Goulburn principal, Michael Hall thought the sale was ‘very strong’ and reflected both the shortage of suitable cattle and continued optimism within the industry.
“Considering the seasonal conditions there were still some nice lines of weaners available that presented very well,” he said.
“The market was very strong across all lines, maintaining the recent current highs, as buyers actively competed to secure the smaller numbers on offer.”
Buyers from Albury, Cootamundra, Tumut, Gundagai, Yass, Queenbeyan, Braidwood, Crookwell, Moss Vale, and Bega competed with local restockers.
Quality steer weaners ranged from $1180 to $765, with lighter pens selling to top $710, and older steers selling from $1220 to $1010.
Weaner heifers ranged from $1010 to $600, with PTIC heifers selling from $1630 to $1130, while the sole pen of cows with calves sold for $2200.
Ken Moran, Bungonia, sold 15 Angus steers, 10 to 11 months and weighing 312kg for $1180, N.E. Christie, "Wandanga", Gurrundah, sold 13 Angus steers, nine to ten months, weighing 207kg for $920 and the Connor family, Taralga, sold five Charolais-cross steers, nine to ten months for $830.
O. W. Rabjohns, Woodhouselee, sold 13 black baldy steers, 10 to 11 months for $950, and 11 Hereford steers, 10 to 11 months for $880, while John Hyles, Bungendore, sold 23 Murray Grey steers, 10 to 11 months for $980.
B. J. and R. A. Craig, Goulburn, sold 10 Angus steers, 15 months for $1220.
Ken Moran, Bungonia, sold 10 Angus heifers, 10 to 11 months for $1010.
Pat Blewitt, Crookwell, sold 17 Angus heifers, 22 to 23 months, PTIC to Tallis Angus bulls to calve from 28 July for 10 weeks, for $1630.
Hans and Monica Augustin, Gundary, sold five Murray Grey heifers, 20 months and PTIC for $1240.
The pen of three Hereford cows with calves, and rejoined, were sold by Brian Webb, Braidwood, for $2200.
The was conducted by Michael Hall Livestock, MD and JJ Anderson, Duncome and Company, Elders and Landmark.