Angus weaners make to 328c/kg at Wodonga

BUR---weaner-sale-Jan-4Quality Angus steer weaners sold to a top of $1165 at the Wodonga Blue Ribbon Weaner Sale today.

Selling agents Brian Unthank Rural, Peter Ruaro Rodwells and Schubert Boers offered 3019 mixed sex Angus and Angus cross weaners from an earlier sale time of 9am to cope with the extreme heat.

An offering of yearling cattle weighing over 350kg live weight generally sold for $760-$1370 or 265-313c/kg.

The middle run of weaners weighing 250-350kg sold for $820-$1065 or 282-328c/kg while the lighter weight pens 250kg or less made $655-$735 or 297-326c/kg.

In the heifers, unjoined females weighing over 300kg sold for $685-$1090 or 227-285c/kg and those under 300kg made $600-$760 or 249-287c/kg.

Michael and Ruth McCormack, Cascade Pastoral Company, Tallangatta Valley, sold the top price pen of weaner steers at $1165 or 305c/kg.

The steers were Dunoon blood, weighed 381kg, were EU eligible and aged nine to 10 months.

Mr McCormack sold a total of 56 head and was hoping to achieve 330-340c/kg following rain in northern NSW and Queensland.

Mark Quilter, Narrandera, sold a run of 102 head, with the tops weighing 288kg.

The Dunoon blood calves were EU eligible, aged nine to 10 months, and had been weaned in August after the property receiving just 235mm for the year.

The Quilter’s draft sold to a top of $940 or 328c/kg.

J & S Adams, Staghorn Flat, won the best presented pen for their line of 74 steers, March-April drop, weighing 376kg and selling for $1135 or 301c/kg.

Among the buyers were Elders Keith, Alexander Downs feedlot, Merriwa, Corcoran Parker Wodonga and commission buyers Andrew Lowe and Graham Ward.

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