Wodonga steers to $1940

Wodonga cows and calves to $1410 in stud dispersal

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A feature line of Charolais topped at $1530.

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Elders agent Brett Shea with 11 Charolais steers sold by R and R O'Keefe, Bruarong, for $1160 (449c/kg) at Wodonga store sale last Thursday. Photo: Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange

Elders agent Brett Shea with 11 Charolais steers sold by R and R O'Keefe, Bruarong, for $1160 (449c/kg) at Wodonga store sale last Thursday. Photo: Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange

It was a smaller yarding of 1250 mixed quality cattle at Wodonga on Thursday.

With few large runs on offer competition was strong and prices remained mostly firm, Angus steers weighing around 300 kilograms making up to 478c/kg.

Elders agent Brett Shea said it was a tremendous result all round.

"There were very few lightweight cattle under 250kg but you could not buy a steer or heifer for under 400-410c/kg and 350kg black steers topped at 470-480c/kg," Mr Shea said.

Cows and calves sold from $2600 to $4010 per unit, the top price was for a Hereford cow and bull calf offered by Ian Wilson, Ruglen Herefords, Bungowannah as part of their final dispersal of stud cows.

Grown steers, weighing 450kg plus, made from $1580 to $1940 per head. The top price was for five yearling Angus steers weighing 514kg offered by K and E Littel, Wangandary, Vic.

Angus steers 330kg to 410kg made from $1390 to $1715, the lighter units attracting up to 457c/kg, while those weighing 300kg and under made from $1440 to $1480.

Ian Wilson, Ruglen Herefords, Bungowannah with the Hereford cow and calf he sold for $1410 as part of his final dispersal of stud cows. Photo: Elders Albury

Ian Wilson, Ruglen Herefords, Bungowannah with the Hereford cow and calf he sold for $1410 as part of his final dispersal of stud cows. Photo: Elders Albury

Kywanna Pastoral, Thurgoona sold 16 Angus steers, weighing an average 305kg for $1460, or 478c/kg. They were purchased by a local agent.

Hereford steers made from $1280 to $1660 and Euro steers made up to $1675.

A feature line of around 200 Charolais Angus cross steers and heifers offered by King River Downs, Wangaratta sold to a top of $1530 for a pen of steers weighing an average of 365kg.

The seconds, weighing 350kg, made $1480, while the thirds, 323kg, sold for $1400 and the final pen, 280kg, made $1270 or 453c/kg.

There were too few grown heifers to quote, but those weighing 250kg to 370kg made from $1165 to $1390, topping at 456c/kg.

The Rollinson family, Jerilderie offered a run of Shorthorn heifers, including a pen of 13 weighing 407kg which made $1600.

King River Downs Charolais heifers sold to a top of $1540 for a line weighing 377kg, while both the second and third runs made $1420.

Mr Shea said it was a very local market but some orders were headed to Western Victoria and South Australia.

"It was mostly backgrounders and fattening operations," Mr Shea said.

"It's frustrating that we still have NSW commission buyers that can't attend."

The sale was conducted by Elders and Paull and Scollard Nutrien agents.

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