The market held up for a quality yarding of about 4000 head of weaner steers at today’s South Eastern Livestock Exchange’s Special Weaner Sale, which topped at $1370 for a pen of Angus.
Overall, the sale averaged $1041, in one of the largest yardings the centre has attracted so far.
Top price was $1370 for 21 Angus steers, 10 to 12 months, offered by Montana Pastoral Company through Agstock, Tumut. Montana also had a pen of 29 10 to 12-month-old Angus steers selling for $1365.
The majority of the sale was pure Angus steers, which averaged about $880, while a smaller turnout of whiteface weaners topped at $1270 with an average of $860.
In other lines, Murray Greys ranged from about $750 to $1120, and British-cross calves were well sought, despite making up only a small portion of the sale, making between $860 and $1140.
European-cross calves sold from $745 to $1235 and a pen of six Red Angus steers made $955.
Among the standout lots were the Collin’s family’s pen of 31 nine to 10-month-old Angus steers, Ireland blood, weaned and weighing 323kg, which made $1330, through Crookwell agents, M.D. and J.J. Anderson Livestock.
P.J. and P.L Shoemark sold 20 Koolewong-blood Angus steers, averaging 326kg, for $1300, through agent Jim Hindmarsh and Son, and Wytaliba South’s 12 Onslow-blood steers, seven to eight months old, weaned, drenched, and weighing 326kg, for $1300, through Elders Goulburn.
One pen of 38 nine to 10-month-old Bundarbo Station Angus steers, Hazledean blood, piliguard treated and vaccinated, made $1270, through agents Agstock, Tumut.