There was excited bidding at the Corryong Special Cattle Store Sale today when Costello Rural, Corryong yarded 750 Upper Murray-bred cattle today.
The annual sale featured lines offered by local breeders which always attract a loyal following of repeat buyers.
Top price on the day was $2080 paid for 27 Merridale-blood Angus steers weighing 463kg sold on account Bruce and Tamara Whitsed, Nariel Valley.
Weaner steers sold from $1505 to $1780, while grown steers topped at $2080.
Weaner heifers sold from $1270 to $1660 and PTIC heifers topped at $2750.
Feature pens sold included 62 Merridale-blood Angus steers, 8-10 months and yard weaned weighing 365kg sold by H.C. Auchinleck, Towong; 35 Merridale-blood Angus steers, eight to ten months weighing 348kg sold by Bruce and Tamara Whitsed for $1810 and 45 Merridale-blood Angus steers, 8-10 months weighing 401kg sold by G. E and B.E Costello, Cudgewa for $1780.
Costello Rural director Justin Costello quoted the sale as 'another roaring success.'
"It was an outstanding presentation of vendor-bred cattle and a credit to the vendors in what has been a very challenging year," Mr Costello said.
"It was great to see so many buyers and cattle went to Tasmania, Moree, Wodonga and SA and it was interfaced with AuctionsPlus."
Mr Costello noted the number of feature lines represented from renowned herds in the Upper Murray and paid tribute to those breeders who were able to offer cattle today.
"Many in the district lost stock and property during last summer fires and it is amazing to see the resilience of people and country after those devastating times," he said.
Guest auctioneer was Peter Ruaro, Wodonga.
- Full report next week.
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