Feeder steers sell to $1510 top at Cooma

Feeder steers sold to $1510 at Cooma

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Cooma cattle prices lifted due to the recent rain.

Cooma cattle prices lifted due to the recent rain.

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Cooma Associated agents conducted their monthly cattle sale last Friday and noted a total yarding of 1100 head penned.

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Cooma Associated agents conducted its monthly cattle sale last Friday and noted a total yarding of 1100 head penned.

Elders Cooma manager Sam Green said the sale was an outstanding success with most people saying it was the dearest sale they have been involved in.

"With around 60 cattle sold over the scales the better covered cows made from 250 to 270 cents a kilogram and returning up to $1690 to average 260c/kg," he said.

"The better store cows averaged 248c/kg and returned around $1163."

Mr Green said the sale went to another level when selling went to dollars a head for the store cattle.

"The top pen of feeder steers 15 to 16 month of age making up $1510 to average around 380c/kg and feeder heifers similar age to a top of $1300," he said.

"The younger steers and heifers went to the next level for cents a kilogram with lightweight steer calves making well over 600c/kg."

The top pen of 10- to 11-month-old weaners sold for $1330, while the top pen of steer calves at seven to eight months reached the heights of $1150.

A run of steer calves around 180kg to 200kg made from $1050 to $1100: while 10- to 11-month heifers of similar weight sold to the top of $1105 and the heifer calves topped at $950.

A few pens of cows with young calves were sold reaching $1710 to average about $1600.

This yarding of top-quality Monaro cattle attracted buyers from Leongatha, Albury, Wagga Wagga, Narrandera, Tamworth, Bega, Braidwood as well as a couple of locals.

The next Cooma cattle sale will be on February 20.

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