Grass is greener for NSW cattle

A CONSIGNMENT of 600 hereford cattle were sold by Elders at the VLE Leongatha store sale last Thursday, all the way from Deniliquin in New South Wales.
The 400 steers and 200 heifers were from Australian Food and Agriculture’s Boonoke Station.
Ron Rutledge from Elders Melbourne said the cattle were sent to VLE Leongatha to be sold because they were the right age and type to suit South Gippsland restockers.
“The spring is starting to turn where they are from, so this will essentially give them two springs: out of a Riverina spring and into a South Gippsland spring,” he said.
Elders Leongatha branch manager Rohan McRae said last Thursday’s sale also featured some cattle from the south east of New South Wales and East Gippsland, which was not unusual for this time of year.
“Cattle will come to where the feed is,” he said.
Mr McRae said the large number and quality of the Boonoke Station cattle made it a unique consignment.
“They were good quality and presented as well as they could be for a big number. It was the best run of cattle we had seen for a while,” he said.
Since the decision was made to send the cattle to VLE Leongatha three weeks ago, the market had rallied and was expected to be quite firm on the day.

Good yarding: Elders Leongatha branch manager Rohan McRae said last Thursday’s yarding of 600 cattle from Deniliquin in New South Wales was unique for VLE Leongatha. The Hereford steers and heifers were offered at last Thursday’s store sale.

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