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February Euroa Cattle Sale Report

Tuesday, 12 February, 2019

By Brad Gleeson, Landmark Euroa 

Euroa agents held their monthly store cattle sale on Wednesday 6th February, where agents yarded a respectable 1300 head of cattle.

Expectations were not set at high levels before the sale, with very limited grass and water available. Agents were pleased to see 4-5 major commission buyers in the buying gallery.

The sale commenced as always on the heavier run of yearling steers, with very few good quality pens and limited numbers in pens, prices across this category were generally 10-20 c/kg cheaper.

Once onto the lighter weight weaner steers, prices picked up and were generally firm with rates quoted from 270-300c/kg for the better end of the lighter weight steers.

The yarding of heifers was generally of secondary breeding and condition types. Prices varied depending on breed with many of the Angus and Angus cross cattle sold to fully firm rates, with strong demand for these cattle to go to future grain feeding.

Very few pens of cows and calves were offered, with one pen of 4x4 Angus cows and calves running back to the Angus bull sold for $1180. There was a larger offering of joined females which many were believed to be sold due to lack of water and feed to keep these animals. These cattle were mainly purchased by processors at kill valuerates.

Cattle were mainly purchased by commission buyers operating for interest in Tasmania, NSW and South Gippsland. One Goulburn Valley agent was also very prominent.

Top Sales

Ace Talasker

11 angus steers 12months. 390kg $1120

Ace Burnview

13 angus steers 8 months. 340kg $950

Ace Monea park

12 angus x steers 11/12 months 360kg $1030

Ace blythe Aire

19 charolais x steers 5/6 months 229 kg $675

 



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