Wodonga steers to $1990

Wodonga steers sell to $1990 top

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"Unprecedented" small yarding of 742.

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Scott Campbell and Pat Kindellan, Rodwells Wodonga at the sale. There were only 742 cattle in the sale on Thursday. Photo: NVLX

Scott Campbell and Pat Kindellan, Rodwells Wodonga at the sale. There were only 742 cattle in the sale on Thursday. Photo: NVLX

There was a very small offering of 742 cattle at Wodonga's weekly store sale on Thursday, producers still holding on tight to their weaners with abundant feed in the region.

Peter Ruaro of Peter Ruaro Livestock and Property said the numbers were unprecedented for this time of year.

The cattle which were in the draft sold to impressive prices, lighter steers cracking the 600 cents per kilogram milestone once again.

The few cows and calves offered sold to a top of $2720, reached by two pens, including four Angus units offered by Stephen and Fiona Cottrell.

Pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers reached $2090 for 15 Poll Hereford, vendor-bred cattle, offered by DH and LC Cameron and Son, Bowna.

Steers weighing 350kg or more sold from $1320 to $1990, with the section topped by four Angus steers, 507kg, with Rennylea blood, offered by Aurox Pty Ltd, Spring Creek, Holbrook.

The feature line of the sale was 101 Hereford spring-2019 drop weaner steers offered by R and GF Zauner Pty Ltd, Bungil Park, Granya, Vic.

The offering sold in two lines, the first 50 weighed an average 368kg and made $1840.

The second run of 51 tipped the scales at 317kg and sold for $1670.

The seconds were close to the top price for steers weighing 250kg to 350kg, the weight section attracting from $1100 to $1770, paid for eight Angus steers, 328kg, from Aurox Pty Ltd.

Only just over 50 head of cattle weighing 250kg and under were offered on the day, nearly all of which were Friesian steers. They sold from $870 to $1450, making up to 610c/kg.

Heifers sold from $825 to $1785, the top price was paid for four Angus heifers, 483kg, from Ben Tanner.

Other top sales included 17 Angus cross spring 2019-drop heifers, 397kg, offered by JE and PC Macleod, Wallangra Park, Jingellic, which made $1680.

The same vendor also sold a line 13 Hereford heifers, weighing an average 384kg, which made $1600.

R and GF Zauner Pty Ltd sold 47 Hereford heifers, the first 26, weighing 311kg made $1420.

While, the second run of 21, weighing 293kg, made $1300.

The sale was interfaced with StockLive and conducted by Corcoran Parker, Brian Unthank Rural, Schubert Boers and Peter Ruaro.

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