Heavy steers at Cooma reach $1260| Photos| Video

Heavy steers at Cooma reach $1260| Photos| Video


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The Elders team in action at Cooma selling 15 Angus steers weighing 471kg for $1260.

The Elders team in action at Cooma selling 15 Angus steers weighing 471kg for $1260.

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The cattle market is still strong with reports from Cooma suggesting restockers are buying in anticipation of an early break on top of good rain in western Queensland.

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The sale of 2180 cattle at Cooma on Tuesday was underpinned by strong demand from Victoria, south-west slopes and south coast.

Once again, the 57th annual Elders weaner sale was dominated by black cattle and the top pens presented in very good condition.

There was a large contingent of lighter weight calves although they were still in fresh condition.

Top price for the steers was $1260 paid for 15 Angus weighing 471kg and offered by Mark and Jodie Pendergast, Cooma.

Most of the steers sold in the range $930 to $700 with R and T Mugridge, selling seven Rosskin/Hazeldean-blood Angus weighing 293kg for $890 and R.A and J.L McPhie selling 11 black baldies weighing 266kg for $805.

The lighter weight steer weaners ranged from $620 to $390.

In the heifer pens, top price was $940 paid for six Brookfield Park-blood Angus sold by Chimney Ridge.

Other sales included 12 black baldies offered by R.A and J.L McPhie making $660 and ten Angus on account Kyleston Partnership sold for $680.

The lighter weight heifers sold from $550 to $300.

Elders Cooma livestock manager Tim Schofield said it was a fantastic day in the Monaro-based saleyards.

"The cattle sold very well ... up to expectations," he said.

"I think the buyers saw the quality in the cattle and were prepared to pay for them."

Tim Schofield with sale report

Commission buyers were very active, along with restockers from Boorowa, Braidwood, Bega, Albury and Wangaratta, Wodonga, Myrtleford and Warragal from Victoria.  

Elders Cooma conducted the sale.

  • Full report next week
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