Grown steers to $980 at Yea

Ben King, Margaret Gill, Gordan Gill and Tyson Bush at the Yea store sale last Friday. Mr Gill, from Clyde and his manager Mr King purchased 42 Charolais cross heifers from $875-$965 and 10 cows and calves from $1300-$1420. THERE was a mixed yarding at the Yea store sale on Friday last week where just over 1600 cattle were yarded.

Grown steers sold to a top of $980 with the majority of steers reaching $800 plus.

Unjoined heifers sold the show with Charolais cross heifers selling to $965.

Rodwells selling agent, Adam Mountjoy, said the sale the sales mixed yarding offered something for everyone.

“The first runs of autumn drop calves were really strong and sold better than I expected,” Mr Mountjoy said.

“The autumn drop steers sold to $780 while the autumn drop heifers sold to $730.

“Buyer support was strong from the Gippsland region as well as the North East including Wangaratta and Myrtleford,” he said.

The top pen of steers was sold by F& R Hill, Derrinal who sold 50 Saler cross steers selling to $980 as well as Saler-Limousin cross steers, 12 months old, to $860.

G&s Hearn, Bonnie Doon sold 14 Angus steers, 14-16 months, from $940-$970 for an average of $953.

Tait Bros, Bonnie Doon, sold 20 Angus steers Feb-March 11 drop for an average of $780.

M&J Coller, Alexandra sold 28 steers from $955-$895.

Mountainview sold nine steers to $940 and Keeyuga Pastoral Co sold 19 steers to $890.

The Chisholm family heifers were the highlight of the day with their 58 Charolais cross heifers, 14-17 months, selling from $800-$964 for an average price of $937.

Gordan Gill from Clyde purchased 42 of the heifers paying from $875-$965.

Glenmore Station, Yea sold 18 heifers to $870, Khan Yunis sold 17 Angus heifers to $810 and Graelyn Pastoral, Mansfield sold 13 Angus heifers to $785.

In the cows and calves section prices topped at $1580.

The top price was reached by PG&JI Reynolds, Mansfield who sold 20 Angus cows and calves.

Fallsview Estate sold 4 cows and calves to $1425, Dysart Angus sold 11 cows and calves to $1325 and Gunyah Park sold 15 cows and calves to $1300.

Mr Mountjoy thought the cows and calves sold well and said the light end in particular did well with prices starting at $1000.

The next Yea store sale, featuring autumn weaner calves, will be held on December 1.

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