Heavy steers top at $1110 at Tumut

Heavy steers top at $1110 at Tumut


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Lorraine and Amanda Sutton, Gilmore, with their pen of 20, 11-month-old Angus steers which sold for $990 a head at Tumut on Wednesday.

Lorraine and Amanda Sutton, Gilmore, with their pen of 20, 11-month-old Angus steers which sold for $990 a head at Tumut on Wednesday.

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There were 1950 cattle yarded at Tumut for the Elders Autumn Weaner sale.

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The best of the steers sold to a high of 317 cents a kilogram during the 51st Annual Tumut-Adelong Autumn Store Sale.

All up there were 1950 good quality cattle offered on Wednesday according to selling agent Rob Stubbs of Elders Tumut.

Black cattle dominated the sale, with a few good pens of Herefords and Shorthorn crosses.

Rob Stubbs on the Elders Tumut Cattle Sale

Weaner steers sold for a top of $990 a head, while older steers sold to $1110 for a pen of 31 Angus steers, aged 15 to 17 months and estimated to be 350kg, offered by Greg and Robyn Murray of "Boraig Station", Talbingo. 

In the weaner heifers, a pen of 26 eight- to nine-month-old Angus sold for $745, offered by Tom and Vicki Sutton of "Nimbo", Killimicat, with older heifers selling to $770.

A line of cows with calves offered by Tom and Sue Butler of Ossmount Pastoral Company, "Westview", Tumut sold to $1550 a unit.

The only pregnancy-tested-in-calf pen offered on the day was nine, three-year-old Angus that went for $1225.

Commissioner buyers were active and some heifer pens were sold for exports.

There was also a significant representation from local restockers with buyers from Wagga Wagga, Cootamundra and Culcairn.

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