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Finished cattle hard to find

There were approximately 1080 export and 100 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 270 head week on week.
There was a full field of buyers present and operating in a mixed market as last sales absentee returned to the gallery.
Quality was good in the grown steers and bullocks however it was more limited in the young cattle and any level of finish was very hard to find in the cows.
Yearling heifers to the trade sold a few cents easier for the medium weights and 8c/kg dearer for the heavy weights although the best quality was not up to last week’s standard.
Grown steers and bullocks sold 8c to 9c/kg dearer for most with the better end of the grown steers a little easier.
There were very few beef cows in the cow draft with prices slipping 5c to 10c/kg for all but a sprinkling of well covered beef cows. Heavy weight bulls sold firm.
Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 330c to 360c/kg.
Grown steers made between 343c to 365c/kg. Bullocks sold between 354c and 370c/kg. A limited selection of well covered heavy weight grown heifers made from 315c to 330c/kg. Heavy weight crossbred manufacturing steers sold from 301c to 348c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made between 190c and 242c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly between 238c and 288c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls made from 270c to 330c/kg.
The next sale draw – August 31 & September 1: 1. Alex Scott & Staff, 2. Phelan & Henderson & Co, 3. Landmark, 4. Elders, 5. Rodwells, 6. SEJ.
Prime Sale – Wednesday, August 24
Bullocks
10 H.M. & E.M. Price, Boolarra 593.5kg 370.0 $2195.95
17 O’Loughlin Bros, Meeniyan 663.2kg 369.6 $2451.32
11 J. & A. Schellekens, Wonthaggi 730.5kg 369.6 $2699.76
13 G.L. Holt, Korumburra 753.8kg 367.6 $2771.14
12 T. Waters, Drumdlemara 592.9kg 364.6 $2161.77
13 Dividing Creek Farm P/L 561.2kg 364.6 $2045.97
STEERS
1 A. & M. Daniel, Alberton West 345.0kg 366.6 $1264.77
12 A.J. & M.M. Bolton, Traralgon 537.1kg 358.6 $1925.98
4 R.J. Alger, Jumbunna East 525.0kg 356.6 $1872.15
8 C.M. & J.A. Kilgour, Wonthaggi 542.5kg 356.2 $1932.39
5 Condolucci Produce, Leongatha 519.0kg 352.6 $1829.99
1 Glenwood Farm, Won Wron 390.0kg 350.0 $1365.00
heifers
1 A. & M. Daniel, Alberton West 320.0kg 366.6 $1173.12
13 A.J. & M.M. Bolton, Traralgon 440.4kg 360.0 $1585.38
1 R.H. & M. Greaves, Tarwin Lower 365.0kg 355.0 $1295.75
1 T.J. & C.A. Hulls, Leongatha 375.0kg 355.0 $1331.25
12 A.L. & S.J. Matthews, Dumbalk 415.0kg 353.6 $1467.44
16 G.B. & S.C. Wiggins, Mirboo North 427.5kg 352.6 $1507.37
COWS
2 G.D. & G.A. Nicoll, Doomburrim 612.5kg 288.0 $1764.00
1 H.J. & D.M. Shandley Estate, Buffalo 575.0kg 284.6 $1636.45
2 T. Johnston, Stony Creek 622.5kg 280.0 $1743.00
1 W.G. & F.M. Pratt, Inverloch 680.0kg 280.0 $1904.00
1 K. & M. Thomas, Meeniyan 550.0kg 280.0 $1540.00
1 Harris Farm, Dumbalk North 510.0kg 280.0 $1428.00
BULLS
1 S.B. Marriott Livestock, Outtrim 895.0kg 329.6 $2949.92
1 J.F. & M.C. Wilson, Glen Alvie 825.0kg 314.6 $2595.45
1 J. Giliam, Stony Creek 940.0kg 312.6 $2938.44
1 M. & C. Russell, Glen Forbes 830.0kg 307.6 $2553.08
1 K. Perry, Yinnar 1020.0kg 304.6 $3106.92
1 L. & H. & J. McRae, Korumburra 960.0kg 304.0 $2918.40

 

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