PHOTO: Great to have Jane Fitzgibbon from the Let’s Talk team at today’s store sale (pictured with WVLX staff Wayne Loader and Kylie Box), raising awareness for the foundation that aims to break the stigma on mental health. Through the silent auction and donations, We raised around $3000 today for the foundation with proceeds going towards mental health workshops in local schools.
Total Yarding: 3,161
There was an excellent line-up of cattle for our Let’s Talk June Store Sale with over 3000 cattle presented in prime condition today, and strong competition driving prices up.
Grown Angus Steers sold well, making from 310-334c/kg (10c/kg up on last month), while Hereford Steers rose considerably making 290-324c/kg (up by more than 20c/kg). Also up on last month, the Weighed Weaner Steers made up to 332c/kg and Open Auction Steers topped at $900, $50 dearer than last month.
The Angus Grown Heifers topped at 301c/kg with majority making 280-300c/kg. The top Weighed Weaner Heifers were up by more than 30c/kg, making 305c/kg, while Open Auction Heifers were $100 dearer than last month making between $500-700.
The 138 Angus Cows in the Pardoo Herd Dispersal, which were spring calvers, sold up to $1500 per head, with the Gilmour PTIC Cows not far behind at $1480 for 41 head.
Overall the market was extremely strong today and the cattle presented exceptionally well on the soft flooring. We’d particularly like to thank our agents, vendors, transporters and buyers for their continued support of our facility.
A special thank you also to the Let’s Talk team for their presentation this morning, as well as all the generous donors that provided silent auction items and those people that bid on the items. It’s a very worthwhile cause, aiming to break the stigma around mental health, and all money raised today will go towards providing mental health workshops in local schools.
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