Numbers de­cline but prices strong at Both­well

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

SOME of the best weaner prices this year were achieved at last week’s Both­well au­tumn calf sale.

The Roberts sale, a reg­u­lar favourite for buy­ers of An­gus and Here­fords for fat­ten­ing, of­fered 748 head with numbers down from pre­vi­ous years.

Roberts south­ern live­stock man­ager Chris Cu­sick said that de­spite the numbers the sale saw one of the best qual­ity yard­ings this year.

Mr Cu­sick said at the top end the sale achieved 390c/kg for black steers, which he said was among the best prices this year.

“The lower num­ber of cat­tle on of­fer could be put down to tree plan­ta­tions, pro­ces­sors buy­ing di­rect off farm and sell­ers us­ing other sa­le­yards.

“Heifer prices backed bit, but that’s in keep­ing with other sales.”

Mr Cu­sick said the an­nual Both­well sale would con­tinue.

“It’s not go­ing to die, it will con­tinue for a long time to come.”

RT and JM Lane, from Lawitta near New Nor­folk, sold the best fe­male pen of the day with their An­gus heifers. Weigh­ing at 348kg the heifers fetched $1010 per head.

The Davie fam­ily from Guil­ford, near Ouse, again won praise for their qual­ity Here­ford steer calves.

Their top pen of steer calves reached $1360 each. The fam­ily of­fered 60 cat­tle and Mr Cu­sick said their steers were of “fan­tas­tic” qual­ity.

On May 1, the Davie fam­ily will be of­fer­ing 42 Guil­ford Poll Here­ford bulls at the stud’s 44th an­nual pro­duc­tion at Ouse.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.