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9th Annual Weaner Sale - 20th March 2019

 

3800 Mostly weaner cattle with some yearling cattle yarded and sold at the first of the Autumn sales in Cooma.

 

The market made significant gains on the previous week on the forecast of rain in the north of the state and rain already fallen on the South Coast and up to the Southern Highlands.

Best of the yearling steers sold to $1295 with most sales from $1020-$1190

The spring drop steers presented very well given the dry/hot summer and topped at $930 with buyers keen to secure the heavier drafts. These steers were estimated to be selling in the $2.90-$2.95per kilo range. Most sales for the heavier drafts ranged from $820 - $910.

Middle weight spring drop steer weaners met solid competition and in isolated sales sold above the $3.00 per kilo mark up to $3.10per kilo. Most sales from $660-$785.

Light weight steers sold to a dearer trend and ranged from $300 - $460

 

Yearling heifers were in limited supply but restockers were keen to buy. Best yearling heifers sold to $1040. Most sales $680-$1000.

Spring drop heifers sold to $200 dearer than previous sales with buyers chasing bloodlines and quality with two orders from the north chasing on numerous pens. Best of the heifer weaners sold to $815. Most sales $650-$780.

Middle run of spring drop heifers also sold to substantially dearer rates than the previous week selling from $450-$580.

Lighter heifers well supplied and sold to firmer rate ranging from $250-$380.

 

105 registered bidders were in attendance with cattle selling to Coonamble, Tamworth, Mudgee, Young, Moss Vale, Cootamundra, Harden, Wagga, Bega and South Coast, Pakenham (Vic), Corryong (Vic), Albury/Wodonga as well as local buyers from Cooma and Bombala.

MLP would like to take this opportunity to thank all our vendors, livestock carriers and yard staff for their valued help in making this sale a great success.

Monaro Livestock & Property

9th Annual Weaner Sale – 3rd April 2019

Monaro Livestock & Property conducted their second weaner sale for the autumn on the 3rd April selling 3800 head.

The quality of the yarding was excellent with most of the weaners showing freshness, responding to the slow improving season on the Monaro, although weight was back on previous years.

 

In the yarding of 2400 steers 5 pens of 18mth olds were offered selling to $1380 for 19 Angus steers weighing 441kg($3.12c/kg) A/c Trevor & Judy Thompson from Jindabyne for Rosskin/Hazeldean blood cattle.

 

The tops of the late winter/spring drop steers were outstanding with 10 pens selling above the $1000 mark topping at $1075 for 22 Hazeldean blood weaners A/c Walker Phillips from Jerangle, weighing 310kg($3.46c/kg) and A/c Old Springfield 14 Rosskin blood Angus weaners 332kg making $1070($3.22c/kg) with high quality weaned Hereford steers Mawarra blood selling $1015 ($2.90c/kg) from Glenriver Pastoral Co, Delegate. The general run of spring drop steers sold in the $650-$900 mark to record a solid result with younger calves $450-$600, making $2.80 to $3.40 c/kg. The sale at times did slow up on the smaller pen lots and came back under the $2.70c/kg.

 

Two pens of 18month old heifers sold to $1065 for Angus heifers A/c Patricia Dixon. One major SA order was absent due to excess number that saw the lead pens a little cheaper in places on recent sales but once selling got into the middle run the market steadied with several large orders in place with most of the spring drop heifers selling in the $500-$600 range topping at $725 for a wonderful pen of Hazeldean/Rosskin blood heifers A/c EBH2 P/L. Lighter younger heifers sold to a variable market but an order from the Riverina helped put a floor in the price.

 

Buyers came from Coonamble, Albury/Wodonga, Wagga, South Coast, Boorowa, Cootamundra, Corryong, Korumburra and local support with commission buyers sending weaners to Tamworth, Adelong and Tasmania.

 

Once again MLP would like to take this opportunity to thank all our vendors, livestock carriers and yard staff for their valued help in making this sale a great success.