PHOTO: Agent Alan Hickey pictured with South Boorook’s pen of Angus X Hereford weaner steers that Elders Kerr & Co sold for 462c/kg, averaging $1427ph. South Boorook sold 55 weaner steers in total today, including the top pen that reached 482c/kg (256kg), returning $1236ph.

Yarding: 1,923

Agents yarded 1,923 cattle which was made up of well bred weaners and yearlings combined with a mixed selection of dairy bred steers and crossbreds of mixed sex. A smaller gallery of buyers attended mostly coming from the Western Districts plus one Northern buyer. Competition also came from a processor throughout the sale. The market was 10c to 35c/kg cheaper for the better quality and secondary cattle from 30c to 50c/kg easier with some plainer types weaker.   

Angus steer weaners mainly sold from 352c to 462c/kg with a pen of Angus X Hereford steer weaners reaching 482c/kg. European cross steer weaners made to 398c/kg. Angus weaner heifers sold from 350c to 365c/kg with light weight heifers making to 380c/kg. European cross weaner heifers made 278c to 340c/kg.The Angus yearling steers sold from 330c to 418c/kg with European cross steers selling from 288c to 384c/kg. Yearling Angus heifers sold from 310c to 365c/kg and the other beef breeds made from 270c to 370c/kg.    

Angus X Friesian yearling steers with weight made 280c to 362c/kg and the lighter pens sold from 180c to 360c/kg. Angus X Friesian yearling heifers made from 310c to 358c/kg. Friesian steers with cover sold from 220c to 260c/kg, plainer lots made between 150c to 270c/kg and the crossbred portion ranged from 185c to 334c/kg.  

British bred cows with calves at foot made from $1,550 to $2,400/unit and a few plainer pens sold from $850 to $1,000/unit. Angus cows PTIC made from $1,450 to $1,850/head.  

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (market reporter Tim Delaney). Click HERE for full WVLX market report.