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Wodonga weaner steers make more than 500c/kg

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Michael Unthank, Brian Unthank Rural at Thursday's sale. Black weaner steers sold above 500c/kg consistently. Photo by NVLX.

Michael Unthank, Brian Unthank Rural at Thursday's sale. Black weaner steers sold above 500c/kg consistently. Photo by NVLX.

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Weaner steers sell to 520c/kg.

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Wodonga recorded another strong store sale on Thursday, with 1508 good quality cattle yarded and black weaner steers consistently selling for over 500 cents per kilogram.

There was few cows and calves on offer again, but 28 six-year-old pregnancy-tested-in-calf Hereford cows from Bundoora Pastoral Company, Jerilderie made $2430 per head.

Corcoran Parker livestock agent, Bo Helwig said there were a lot of eight to nine-month-old spring calves on offer.

"There wasn't a lot of grown steers there but the ones that were yarded sold very well, 400 to 460kg steers made anywhere from 370c/kg to 400c/kg, depending on quality," Mr Helwig said.

He said most of the Angus weaners sold from 480c/kg to 520c/kg for all weights and grades.

Maree Patton, Tallangatta, Vic sold 26 Hereford steers, weighing 322kg for $1465, her pen of 18 Black Baldys weighing 314kg making the same price per head.

Anstee Pastoral, Mansfield, Vic offered 24 Angus steers, 309kg which sold for $1455.

Willowong Pastoral, Tallangatta, Vic made $1380 for their pen of 15 Charolais cross steers weighing 312kg.

Mr Helwig said the heifer job was very strong, weaners from all breeds making anywhere from 390c/kg up to 430c/kg, while feeder heifers hovered around the 380c/kg mark.

Fairyknow Farms, Tallangatta sold 28 Angus cross heifers weighing 280kg for $1150.

Mr Helwig said it was mostly local competition at the sale, the northern agents present not as strong as they had been in recent weeks.

"I think our markets have caught up with what they're making up north now," Mr Helwig said.

The sale was conducted by Corcoran Parker, Brian Unthank Rural and Peter Ruaro.

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