Wodonga steers sell to $1640

Wodonga steers sell to $1640

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Northern and local competition drives up prices at Wodonga.

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Matt Pitzen, Nutrien, Albury with a pen of seven Hereford steers offered by Aintree Farms, Ruffy, Vic, weighing ave 366kg, which sold for $1635. Photo by NVLX.

Matt Pitzen, Nutrien, Albury with a pen of seven Hereford steers offered by Aintree Farms, Ruffy, Vic, weighing ave 366kg, which sold for $1635. Photo by NVLX.

There was 1532 good quality cattle yarded at Wodonga on Thursday, heavy steers attracting up to $1640 per head and weaners making over 500 cents per kilogram.

Elders Livestock Agent, Matt Tinkler said it was an exceptional sale.

"I don't think there could be anyone disappointed with today's results, from start to finish it was really, really strong," Mr Tinkler said.

Matt Tinkler sale report. Source - NVLX

There were very limited cows and calves on offer this week, cows sold for up to $2420, while cows and calves made $2600.

Heavy steers weighing more than 300kg made from $1095 to $1640.

Mr Tinkler said there were a few more lighter-weight calves on offer, plenty in the 200 to 280kg range. They made from $700 to $1375.

It was a line of 15 Herefords which topped the steer section of the sale. The pen was offered by Nunniong Herefords, Ensay, Vic and weighed an average of 426kg, selling for $1640.

Nunniong Herefords offered another pen of 17 lighter steers, weighing 362kg and selling for $1560.

Seven Hereford steers offered by Aintree Farms, Ruffy, Vic, weighing ave 366kg, sold for $1635.

A line of Angus cross steers weighing ave 458kg were offered by A and N Palmer, Sandy Creek, Vic and sold to for $1630.

Brookeville Angus, Swifts Creek, Vic offered 77 EU accredited Angus steers, the top pen weighing 248kg and selling for $1300.

Heavier heifers, weighing more than 300kg made from $700 to $1590, while lighter articles sold from $710 to $1200.

The top price of $1590 was paid for a pen of 14 Angus cross weaners, weighing ave 419kg offered by Allan McPherson, Barwidgee, Vic.

Limousin cross heifers weighing 392kg made $1430, while a pen of 18 Blonde d'Aquitaine cross heifers on account of AC and NS Grant, Deniliquin and weighing 294kg were sold for $1200.

Brookeville Angus, Swifts Creek, Vic offered 50 EU black heifers weighing 247kg, attracting $1095.

Mr Tinkler said there was good interest from the north, with buyers from Dubbo and Bathurst bidding alongside local competition.

"A lot of the croppers have got their winter crops in and are really searching for cattle so we're seeing a result of that," Mr Tinkler said.

"There's just such a good season over a really wide area."

The sale was conducted by Elders and Nutrien.

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