2500 head sold at an­nual weaner sale at Wan­garatta

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

SOME 2500 cat­tle were sold at the Wan­garatta An­nual Weaner Spring Sale on Au­gust 24 - 500 more than was orig­i­nally ex­pected.

Cor­co­ran Parker stock agent, Kevin San­der­son, said many of the late­com­ers came down from the North – re­sult­ing in higher than pre­dicted prices across the board.

“The ma­jor­ity of the bet­ter qual­ity steers were 2-3kg lighter than av­er­age due to the dry con­di­tions, but most made $3 per kilo or bet­ter – which was way ahead of what we pre­dicted,” Mr San­der­son said.

“The bet­ter qual­ity heifers made around $2.50-$2.60 per kilo, while the lighter heifers made around $2.20.”

Lon­dri­gan beef pro­ducer Graeme Nor­man made $100 per head more than he had an­tic­i­pated for his pen of 28 An­gus wean­ers, with an av­er­age weight of 331kg.

They sold for $3.29 per kilo, com­pared to his other pen of 22 lighter steers that av­er­aged $3.17.

“This time last year they were around 372kg, that’s how much the sea­son has af­fected them,” Graeme said.

BEST IN SHOW: Graeme and Pam Nor­man were all smiles af­ter their pen of an­gus wean­ers was named best pen of steers.

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