Cows and calves to $3050 at Wodonga

Cows and calves to $3050 at Wodonga

Beef
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QLD and Northern NSW restockers head south.

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After around three inches of rain overnight, both spirits and prices were high at this week's Wodonga store sale.

There was 2818 mixed quality cattle yarded with some lighter steers making more than 500c/kg and cows and calves selling for $3050 a unit.

It was a pen of six Angus cows and calves from Penwerris, Jindera which attracted the $3050 price tag, the cows Ardrossan Angus and Te Mania blood and weighing an average of $569kg.

Pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers sold for up to $1825/head, Big Bend Trust Bungowannah selling 15 Angus cross PTIC heifers, weighing 365kg for $1360/hd.

Nutrien livestock agent, Matt Pitzen

Heavy steers weighing more than 400kg sold from $1010 to $1880/hd making either side of 400c/kg.

PJ and SL Wallis, Gundowring, Vic sold 12 Angus cross steers weighing 524kg for $1880/hd.

WS and JW Beer, Woodvale, Deniliquin sold nine Hereford cross steers weighing 429kg for $1680, while a second pen of their Limousin cross steers weighing 434kg sold for $1680/hd as well.

Most lighter steers, weighing less than 400kg sold from $840 to $1555/hd, steers under 200kg making more than 520c/kg while steers weighing 300-400kg made around 420-430c/kg.

P and E Howell, Myrtleford, Vic sold 23 Angus steers weighing 383kg for $1555/hd. He sold a second pen of 10 steers weighing 317kg for $1350/hd.

EA Prowse, Fredricks Hill, Violet Town, Vic sold a pen of 35 Angus steers weighing 226kg for $1140/hd, while a second pen of 16, weighing 183kg made $955/hd, more than 520c/kg.

Most heifers sold from $615 to $1385/hd, the heavy ends of the heifers selling for 390-400c/kg.

CM Pastoral Company, Mathoura, sold 17 Charolais cross heifers weighing 395kg for $1510, a second pen of 17 weighing 341kg selling for $1335/hd.

DR Stevenson, Spring Creek, Vic sold 23 Angus heifers weighing 395kg for $1525, a second pen of 16 weighing 353kg making $1375.

Local commission buyers and feedlotters competed with northern NSW and southern Queensland restockers who were hoping to find cheaper prices at southern markets.

Cattle headed to Gunnedah, Tamworth, Inverell and Texas, Queensland.

The sale was conducted by Elders Wodonga and Paull and Scollard Landmark Albury.

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