Wodonga had its largest yarding in several months yesterday, with 2600 head of cattle offered.
Paull & Scollard Nutrien Ag Solutions livestock agent Luke Deimel said it was a good yarding of cattle with the sale meeting expectations.
"A lot of the local store sales here, we haven't been yarding a lot of numbers - there's been plenty of store sales where we've only yarded seven or eight hundred or a thousand head of cattle," he said.
"A lot of people that have got spring drop calves from last year are probably thinking, rather than carry those cattle through the winter time, while those little cattle are making what they are then grab the money while it's as good as it is."
Any pens of good quality, grown steers sold very well, he said, with cattle weighing between 450 to 500kg making between 440 to 470 cents a kilogram.
Anthony O'Connor, buying for Ravensworth Feedlot in NSW, was very strong, with local buyers also active, he said.
Commission buyers included Andrew Lowe, Graeme Ward and Duncan Brown, he said.
DR Stevenson, Tallangatta, sold 15 Angus steers, 447kg, for $2180 a head or 487c/kg, and a pen of 17 Angus steers, 412kg, for $1920 or 466c/kg.
The same vendor also sold 24 Angus heifers, 414kg, for $1880 and a pen of 20 Angus heifers, 368kg, for $1735.
Dalander, Myrtleford, sold seven Angus steers, 393kg, for $1920 a head or 488 cents a kilogram, and a pen of 18 Black Baldies, 398kg, for $1925 or 483c/kg.
The same vendor also sold 19 Hereford steers, 374kg, for $1815 or 485c/kg.
Fraser Earthmoving sold 19 Hereford steers, 398kg, for $1840 or 462c/kg, and a pen of 23 Hereford steers, 356kg, for $1765 or 495c/kg.
The same vendor also sold eight Black Baldy steers, 426kg, for $1945 or 456c/kg.
The vendor sold two pens of heifers, with 19 Herefords weighing 350kg making $1700 or 485c/kg and a pen of 11 Herefords, 302kg, selling for $1405 or 465c/kg.
Elders sold a big run of lightweight Angus steer calves, he said, with a lot of them selling above 700c/kg.
"Even that middle weighted run of cattle, in that 300 to 370 or 380kg were all making around that early 500c/kg and some isolated sales up to 560, 570c/kg," he said.
The season was beginning to dry off but there had been some rain throughout the week.
"It was getting to a bit of a sticky stage up until then as to what was happening with the season and it was shaping up that it could be leading into a fairly dry winter," he said.
"If we can get some follow up rain after what we've got, it might just kick us into the winter not too bad."
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