2500 head sold at annual weaner sale at Wangaratta
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.