Wodonga steers sell to $1770

Wodonga steers top at $1770 at store sale

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Prices continue to rise at Wodonga.

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Harry Crispin, Corcoran Parker with 18 Angus steers, eight to nine months old, offered by Dennis Pastoral, Staghorn Flat, Vic which sold for $1200.

Harry Crispin, Corcoran Parker with 18 Angus steers, eight to nine months old, offered by Dennis Pastoral, Staghorn Flat, Vic which sold for $1200.

A smaller yarding of 1355 head attracted dearer prices once again at the Wodonga store sale on Thursday.

Brian Unthank livestock agent, Michael Unthank said the market continued to go from strength to strength.

"Prices rose again by around 10 cents per kilogram," Mr Unthank said.

"We thought it was pretty hot a fortnight ago but it just keeps getting dearer."

Mr Unthank said there was only half a dozen pens of cows and calves but most made over $2000, topping at $2450.

The pregnancy-tested-in-calf females made up to $2150 for a pen of seven Limousin cows, weighing an average of 681kg, offered by the Hedger family, Culcairn.

Most steers weighing 350kg and under sold from $690 to $1470 per head, heavier steers sold from $1020 to $1770.

Mr Unthank said light Angus steers were all making around 450c/kg to 500c/kg and a bit above that in places.

"That went right through to the Hereford run and the European cross steers," Mr Unthank said.

While, the heifers made around 400c/kg selling from $635 to $1600.

Chris and Kate Packer, Bethungra sold 50 Angus mixed sex weaners, 12-14 months old, weighing 420kg.

Their cattle topped both the steer and heifer sections of the sale, steers selling up to $1770 and heifers making $1600.

Account LT and CE Briggs of Cudgewa sold 30 Angus steers, 385kg for $1615.

R and C Peacock, Bongeilla Park, Bonegilla, Vic sold around 40,10 month old Angus cross weaners, the steers making a top of $1530.

RN and LM Bethune, Watchingoora, Mitta Mitta sold 21 EU accredited Hereford steers, weighing 380kg, the top 10 selling for $1550.

The Forrest family, Mansfield offered nine Angus cross heifers weighing 423kg, which sold for $1590.

Mr Unthank said local competition was very strong on the day, with Upper Murray clients active.

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

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