Damien Minogue, manager of Rodwells and Co Leongatha gets young cattle ready for sale at Leongatha last Thursday. M063618

• LEONGATHA STORE SALE REPORT

By the South Gippsland Stock  Agents Association

A SIMILAR size yarding to the previous fortnight of 1800 cattle (1190 steers, 590 heifers, 20 cows and calves) was yarded at Thursday’s store sale.
The yarding consisted of some good pens of heavy steers and good lines of weaners as well as the normal lines of X/bred and dairy types and a few pens of very young splitter calves being sold off due to the extreme dry conditions to the east of us.
Cattle were supplied from the local area as well as consignments from the Bega Valley, East Gippsland and Ballarat.
The return of a major feedlot buyer and increased demand from local bullock fatteners improved prices for the heavier well-bred steers weighing 400 to 540kg by $50 and a little more in places making $1280 to $1600 or $2.74 to $3.13/kg.
The pens of well-bred feature lines of Angus weaners sold to strong demand to be fully firm on recent rates, making $770 to $1070 or $2.74 to $3.25/kg.
The balance of the steers sold to steady demand similar to recent rates subject to quality.
The heifers sold to steady demand except for a quality run of vendor bred Angus weaner heifers from Longford which sold to stronger demand making $760 to $800 or $2.92/kg.
The handful of plainer cow and calves made around their splitting value.
Buying support was mostly from local producers with the regular domestic feedlot and processors operating.
Just a reminder to all buyers of cattle at the VLE Leongatha to advise the VLE admin staff or your agent to enter your buyer’s PIC for your purchases to ensure all cattle get correctly transferred.

Prices
• Ajay Nominees, Fish Creek: 17 BB steers 539kg @ $2.97 = $1600
• M Hunter, Woodside: 25 Angus steers, 513kg @ $3.00 = $1540
• M Hunter, Woodside: 8 HFD steers, 513kg @ $2.85 = $1460
• R&E Gloster, Tarwin: 5 Angus steers, 473kg @ $2.74 = $1300
• M Hodgson, Bena: 9 S/horn steers, 470kg @ $2.80 = $1320
• P&N Garlick, Sale: 12 Angus steers, 431kg @ $3.13 = $1350
• M Hodgson, Bena: 11 Angus steers, 428kg @ $2.99 = $1280
• G Ray, Yarram: 13 Angus steers, 423kg @ $3.05 = $1290
• Shellcott Past, Foster: 17 Angus steers, 423kg @ $3.20 = $1355
• P&N Garlick, Sale: 21 Angus steers, 416kg @ $3.08 = $1280
• Shellcott Past, Foster: 13 Angus steers, 391kg @ $3.07 = $1200
• R&E Gloster, Tarwin: 17 Angus steers, 368kg @ $2.74 = $1070
• G&J Tuckett, Woodside: 13 Angus steers, 344kg @ $2.91 = $1000
• Bulleondurra, Mirboo North: 17 BB steers, 328kg @ $3.07 = $1010
• Pilkington & Toohey, Sandy Point: 75 Angus steers, 307kg @ $3.05 = $936.
• P&D Calafiores, Mirboo North, 20 Angus steers, 283kg @ $3.25 = $920
• S&L Campbell, Mardan, 60 Angus steers, 240kg @ $3.20 = $767
• Quinlan Farms, Ballarat: 15 Friesian steers, 417kg @ $1.91 = $800
• Quinlan Farms, Ballarat: 12 Friesian steers, 385kg @ $1.81 = $700
• D McAinch, Foster: 4 x Hereford heifers, 426kg @ $2.58 = $1100
• T&D Flint, Seaspray: 7 x Hereford heifers, 390kg @ $2.12 = $830
• R&E Gloster, Tarwin: 8 Angus heifers, 358kg @ $2.37 = $850
• Bulleondurra, Mirboo North: 11 x BB heifers, 319kg @ $2.31 = $740
• R&E Gloster, Tarwin: 11 Angus heifers, 308kg @ $2.27 = $700
• I&R Hengstberger, Dumbalk: 12 x BB heifers, 284kg @ $2.28 = $650
• CT Ferguson, Longford: 45 Angus heifers, 267kg @ $2.92 = $780
• CT Ferguson, Longford: 35 angus heifers , 238kg @ $2.52 = $600.