Wodonga steers top at $1835

Steers reach a top of $1835 at Wodonga store sale

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Corcoran Parker director, Justin Keane representing a pen of 14 Angus steers from Iona, Corowa, weighing 382kg which sold for $1500/hd. Photo supplied by NVLX.

Corcoran Parker director, Justin Keane representing a pen of 14 Angus steers from Iona, Corowa, weighing 382kg which sold for $1500/hd. Photo supplied by NVLX.

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Prices remained firm at Wodonga despite social distancing restrictions in place.

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A yarding of 2186 good quality cattle sold to a firm market at Wodonga on Thursday.

Corcoran Parker director Justin Keane said it was challenging times everywhere but the sale had gone very well, both from a price perspective as well as the management of the day.

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"There's not much change in the market overall," Mr Keane said.

"Feeder steers sold for around 400c/kg for a good, black steers and a touch more on those really nice pens of cattle.

"There were a lot of 390c/kg for a Black Baldy and for a Hereford, but there wasn't a lot of Herefords in that feeder weight."

The few cows and calve units on offer sold to a top of $2100.

Most feeder steers, weighing more than 350kg sold from $1100 to $1600/hd.

The top pen of steers were 20 Angus cross offered by J Meyers, Leneva, Victoria, weighing 458kg on average and selling for $1835/head.

Perkins Pastoral, Alexandria, Vic, sold 30 Hereford, two and four-teeth steers, weighing 546kg for $1800/hd.

J and V Bond, Wyandra, Tooma offered 30 Angus steers, weighing 419kg, which sold for $1470/hd.

Iona of Corowa sold 14 Angus steers, 8-10 months-old, weighing 382kg, for $1500/hd.

Mr Keane said as the cattle got lighter the cents per kilo rose again, some making more than 460c/kg.

Most steers weighing below 350kg sold from $760 to $1300/hd.

Ewen Mar of Tooma offered a line of 52 Hereford, spring-drop weaner steers, weighing 218kg on average made $995/kg.

Heifers also remained firm on last sale, most selling for 340-370c/kg, the tops touching 380c/kg.

Most heifers weighing more than 350kg made from $1200 to $1490/hd, while the heavier end made from $500 to $1235/hd.

Peter Ruraro of Peter Ruaro Livestock and Property said most cattle went to local buyers, with cattle also heading north to the Coonamble district.

Wodonga-based agents Brian Unthank Rural, Rodwells Peter Ruaro, Schubert Boers and Corcoran Parker conducted the sale.

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