With 3415 grown cattle yarded for the regular store sale at Wodonga, most were Angus or Angus cross, with a few pens of other British breeds along side European breeds.
The sale featured the annual offering of Hereford and Poll Hereford weaners account Tarabah Livestock Company, Tarabah Station, Morundah, with a large draft of Angus weaners offered by Estate of A.E and D. J Kohlhagen, Holbrook due to a realization of the estate, and a clearance of cows with calves and mixed-sex weaners on account Delta Station, Jerilderie as the property has been sold.
The market was quoted as ‘very good considering the seasonal conditions’, according to Elders, Wodonga livestock manager, Matt Tinkler.
“It was strong and no doubt recent rain has had a significant impact giving restockers a bit of optimism,” Mr Tinkler said.
He also pointed out, store cattle will be hard to source once there is a general seasonal break, and he attributed a firming in prices due to restockers filling their requirements while stock are available.
“There was also a strong export order which underpinned the sale,” Mr Tinkler said.
Sale results noted steer weaners sold from $815 to $1230, while lighter weights sold from $415 to $705.
Heavier and older steers sold from $1205 to $1365,
Heifer weaners sold from $905 to $1080, while unjoined heifers sold for $975.
Cows with calves and NSM topped at $2440, while depastured females with calves sold to $1880.
Among the steer weaners, Noonbah Pty Ltd, Holbrook recieved $1230 for their pen 12 Rennylea/Dunoon-blood Angus, 12 months and weighing 408kg; Tarcoola Pastoral, Wirlinga, sold 12 Webbs Black Simmentals, weighing 377kg for $1155 and R and C Mitchell, “Sunrise”, Kergunyah, Victoria sold 19 Raff/Llandarlo-blood Angus, 10-11 months weighing 360kg for $1125.
The Estate A.E and D.L Kohlhagen, “Cabrita”, Holbrook sold 28 Ardrossan/Scotts Angus-blood Angus steers, six-seven months weighing 288kg for $995.
The estate is being finalized, and property manger, Jeremy McNamara, grandson late Allan Kohlhagen thought the sale of their weaners was a great result.
“We usually grow them out for finishing or feedlots, but the properties are being sold,” he said.
The annual draft of nine-ten month Hereford and Poll Hereford steer weaners, Wirruna-blood on account Tarabah Livestock Company, Tarabah Station, Morundah sold to $955 for pen of 13 weighing 302kg.
Other pens sold included 86 weighing 268kg for $970, 155 weighing 252kg for $922 and 151 weighing 221kg for $880.
Among Euro-breeds, H.A Spink, Tooma sold six Charolais steers, 10-11 months weighing 408kg for $1120, Steven Morris, Beechworth, Vic sold 11 Charolais/Angus steers, Rangan-blood, 10-11 months weighing 381kg for $1160 and Graeme Cook, Rangan Charolais, Charleroi, Vic sold 13 Charolais/Angus eight-nine months weighing 358kg for $1180.
Among the pens of heifer weaners, H.A Spink, Tooma sold ten Charolais cross, 10-11 months weighing 378kg for $1075, C.J and A.E McGee, “Silver Valley”, Jingellic sold 20 Angus weighing 339kg for $860 and S.V and H.J Mahoney, Mansfield, Vic sold 22 black baldies, 10-11 months weighing 313kg for $905.
Cows with calves attracted solid competition with 12 Angus, three years, Lawsons-blood and NSM sold on account Transprondukt, Rocky Cape, Tasmania for $2440; Akuna Pastoral Co, Wirlinga, sold 20 Poll Herefords with black baldy calves and re-depastured for $1880 and K.J McRae, Omeo sold 15 Herefords with first calves and re-depastured for $1660.
Local restockers competed with a large export order, feedlot orders and buyers from Benalla and Yea, Victoria and Tenterfield.
Wodonga agents, Corcoran Parker, Elders and Landmark conducted the sale.