VENDORS had plenty to smile about after the first Wodonga weaner sale for 2022 on January 5.
Prices were much higher than last year and have set the pace for another two days of weaner sales at the centre this week.
All up, 4500 head were yarded and they reached a top of $2880 a head for genuine weaner steers.
Bids came thick and fast with northern buyers contributing to the frenzied demand for quality calves off grass, with only a handful of tail-enders selling for close to last year's top prices.
Most weaner steers landed bids in the $2300 to $2500 range at 350kg to 370kg.
Angus weaner heifers also reached new heights, making to $2400. This was significantly up on last year's Wodonga average of $1400 and a top of $1880.
Most Angus heifers at this year's first sale sold between $1800 and $2100.
- For full coverage of the weaner sales this week, including detailed market reports, The Land will post updates here.
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