There were 6216 cattle on offer at Wodonga for the second week of weaner sales at NVLX.
There were grown and weaner steers normally presented during these sales and included a fair offering of grown and weaner heifers showing excellent condition despite the difficult season vendors have experienced.
Landmark Paull and Scollard auctioneer Matt Pitzen from Holbrook thought the sale was “very solid right through all the pens.”
“There was strong interest from restockers, but the live export was still good and feedlot operators were pretty active,” he said.
“It was a credit to vendors to be able to present cattle in such good condition.”
Top price among the weaned steers was achieved by McKillop Past Co, Dederang, Victoria when their 17 Angus-Hereford steers, weighing 368kgs sold for $1275.
Close behind was Rangan Charolais, Charleroi, Victoria who sold 16 steers weighing 421kg that made $1250.
Milton and Betty Turner, Red Bluff, Victoria were awarded the Best Presented pen by the Charolais Society, and the Rural Bank, for 19 steers, weighing 404kg Rangan Charolais blood, that made $1165.
David Sleigh and his daughter Edwina, Sleigh Pastoral, Ruffy, Vic were on hand to receive the sash awarded for the best presented pen of Hereford steers, by the Hereford Society.
Their 110 steers sold between $750 for young steers to $1070, for 20 in the best pen weighing 359kg.
Competition for feeder heifers was solid, and many of the yearling heifers were purchased by feedlot operators, while the heavier heifers were bought by processors.
Many of these quality heifers sold from $1000 to $1200, equaling 265 to 285c/kg lwt.
Among good sales, Day Farms, Emu Park, Deniliquin sold 23 18 month-old Ironbark and Yarram Park-blood heifers weighing 404kg for $1150, while A and M Palmer, Waldura, Sandy Creek, Vic received $1200 for their pen of 13 Angus/Santa Gertrudis heifers weighing 436kg and M Halverson, Kildrummie, Holbrook sold eight Shorthorn heifers, by Spry’s Shorthorns and weighing 430kg for $1080.
Processors were active on suitable pens, while feedlot operators competed with restockers and an export order to fill their requirements.
Successful buyers attended from Tasmania, Narrabri, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Corryong and Holbrook.
Elders, Landmark Paull and Scollard and Corcoran Parker conducted the sale.