Cooma weaners sell above 500c/kg

Cooma weaners sell above 500c/kg

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Will Dixon, MLP Cooma, auctioneer James Tierney, RLA, Wagga Wagga and Gary Evans, MLP, Cooma on the catwalk at Cooma.

Will Dixon, MLP Cooma, auctioneer James Tierney, RLA, Wagga Wagga and Gary Evans, MLP, Cooma on the catwalk at Cooma.

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Northern and Victorian producers drove the Cooma weaner market into the stratosphere with values quoted above 500c/kg on the lightweight steers.

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With 3400 head yarded for the Monaro Livestock and Property, (MLP) Cooma autumn feature weaner sale, strong northern and Victoria demand lifted prices for all types across the board.

MLP director Will Dixon quoted the sale as 'exceptional with some of the strongest demand I've seen for calves with quality."

"We had good support from fellow RMA network agents and we saw good young heifers making over 400c/kg while black steers over 300kg made from 440c/kg upwards," he said.

Other quotes included lighter weight steers up to 520c/kg on estimated weight while heifers were quoted as being sold from 370c/kg to 440c/kg on estimated weights.

Some indicative prices for weaners included 14 Rosskin-blood Angus sold by I.G, B.J and J Wallace for $1460: 20 Angus sold by R.J and M Colby for $1490 and 58 Rennylea/Hazeldean-blood sold by J.D and C.A Braddock for $1405.

Among the lightweight steers, Glenalvon Pastoral Co sold 73 Angus estimated to weigh 220kg for $1060: while K and G Kable sold 13 Charolais for $1190 and G Weston sold 19 Hicks Composite-blood steers for $1180.

Grown steers sold to $1810 when Cann Station, Victoria, sold 19 milk and two-tooth Charolais weighing 456kg: S.D Walcott recieved $1560 for 13 Injemira-blood steers weighing 392kg and Roger Salis sold 15 black baldy weighing 391kg for $1650.

In the grown heifer pens Cann Station, Vic, received $1490 for 22 Angus NSM: V.B and M.M Minnell sold 10 Angus for $1280 and Walcott Pastoral, received $1280 for their pen of 18 Dunoon/Injemira-blood heifers.

Among the heifer weaners, Glenavon Pastoral Co sold 16 Herefords for $970: Billilingra Partnership sold 18 Herefords for $930 and B.R and H.A Read sold 35 Rosskin-blood Angus for $1070.

Successful buyers attended from Pakenham, Leongatha, Wodonga and Hamilton, Victoria, Dubbo, Dunedoo, Cootamundra, Tamworth, Quenbeyan and Coonamble.

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