With 1000 head listed for the Elders Tumut annual early Spring store sale, there was determined demand from restockers eager to take advantage pf paddock feed as some areas in the south are experiencing a good season.
Elders Gundagai agent Jake Smith quoted the market as experiencing very strong competition from restockers and feedlot backgrounders.
"They certainly lifted the market, with the better pens of heifers making around 320c/kg with steers making at least 340c/kg," Mr Smith said.
Yearling steers sold to $1195 when Estate L.C McInerney, Tumut offered 19 black baldies 11-14 months, while weaners topped at $910 for the pen of 10 Herefords 9-10 months offered by Heavin Farms, Tumut.
Yearling heifers sold to $840 for six black baldies 11-12 months offered by the Estate L.C McInerney, Tumut with other pens including eight black baldies 10-11 months offered by Strathvale Past Co, Tumut sold for $790 and Shore Pastoral Co, Gilmore sold nine black baldies 10-12 months for $750.
Cows with calves sold to $1900 when Robert Webb, Mundongo, Tumut Plains penned eight two year black baldies with Ardenside-blood calves while his neighbor, Vern Walsh, McLearys, Tumut Plains sold nine two year old black baldies with Amarina-blood calves also for $1900.
Buyers from Coleambally, Bungendore, Narrandera, Murrami and Wagga Wagga competed with local restockers.
Elders Tumut and Gundagai conducted the sale.
- Full report next week