Beef breeder and fattener Brian Cantwell of Welshpool chats with Simon Henderson of Henderson, Phelan and Co at last week’s store sale at Leongatha. M073815

Beef breeder and fattener Brian Cantwell of Welshpool chats with Simon Henderson of Henderson, Phelan and Co at last week’s store sale at Leongatha. M073815

THERE were approximately 1,200 export and 400 young cattle penned at the Leongatha VLE last week representing an increase of 440 head week-on-week.
There was an almost full field of buyers present and operating in a generally firm market.
Young cattle to the trade sold firm.
Quality improved in the larger offering of 450 steers and bullocks and demand softened to see the lighter grown steers 1c to 2c easier, while the 600kg+ bullocks slipped 5c to 6c/kg.
Most weights and grades were represented in the 700 cows with heavy weight beef cows limited and a large proportion of dairy cows penned.
Light and medium weight cows held firm while the heavy weights improved 2c to 5c/kg for most.
Heavy weight bulls sold firm to a few cents dearer.
A few vealers reached 341c/kg.
Yearling trade steers made between 320c and 339c/kg.
Yearling heifers suited to the trade sold between 280c and 339c/kg.
Grown steers made from 305c to 330c/kg.
Bullocks sold from 308c to 327c/kg.
Heavy weight grown heifers showing good finish made between 282c and 304c/kg.
Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 240c and 284c with the crossbred portion between 270c and 312c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made from 160c to 242c/kg.
Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 220c to 273c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls made between 293c and 336c/kg for most.

Prime Sale – Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Bullocks
18 Ronalds A & T Tarwin Lower   563.30   330.0   1,859
14 Timmins D Glengarry   590.00   330.0   1,947
6 Bishoff D Denison   634.20   327.0   2,073
16 Ferguson CT Longford   557.50   326.6   1,820
13 Leviston WJ & J Yinnar   697.70   326.6   2,278
13 Creswell Family Trust Moyarra   662.70   326.0   2,160

Steers
1 Turton S Korumurra Sth   400.00   340.6   1,362
1 Edwards R & J Fish Creek   445.00   338.6   1,506
3 McCormack DB & ES Devon   333.30   333.6   1,112
3 Rees WJ Kongwak   336.70   332.6   1,119
1 Bishoff D Denison   510.00   327.0   1,667
1 Forsyth JS Narracan   540.00   323.6   1,747

Cows
1 Westhead MA & VA Lang Lang   720.00   272.6  1,962
1 Campbell JD & KA Wonga Wonga   750.00   265.6   1,992
1 Moore PH NF & DP Yarram   670.00   264.0   1,768
1 Churchill VJ Woolamai   715.00   264.0   1,887
11 Ronalds A & T Tarwin Lower   614.10   262.0   1,608
1 Stephens RG & HF Welshpool   635.00   261.6   1,661

Heifers
1 Pretty ME Binginwarri   345.00   338.6   1,168
1 Rees WJ Kongwak   335.00   334.6   1,120
4 McCormack DB & ES Devon   318.80   330.2   1,052
2 Edwards R & J Fish Creek   432.50   327.6   1,416
1 Pocklington R Stony Creek   430.00   327.6   1,408
1 Mulder V & B Leongatha Sth   385.00   320.0   1,232

Bulls
1 McRae KF Dalyston   1085.00   335.6   3,641
1 McRae LP & HJ Buffalo   1000.00   334.6   3,346
1 McGrath GJ & JM Jeetho   890.00   331.6   2,951
1 Ronalds A & T Tarwin Lower   760.00   325.6   2,474
1 Melalencos Angus Dalyston   935.00   320.0   2,992
1 Kelly PA & JC Airly   800.00   317.6   2,540

Store Sale
Steers
1 Webb G.C Giffard 1,860
5 Affleck I & D Toongabbie 1,640
15 Lawless M M Driffield 1,600
12 Netherway Farms Quantong 1,540
10 Ronalds A & T Tarwin Lower 1,530

Heifers
2 Munro F & R Wonga Wonga 1,280
2 Garcia F & H Mirboo 1,200
1 Phelan DM Binginwarri 1,105
16 Ronalds A & T Tarwin Lower 1,050
2 Hutchinson P & N Yinnar South 1,030

Cows & Calves
3 Ronalds A & T Tarwin Lower 1,780
4 Gaph Past Co Dumbalk 1,440
2 Goodwin M Leongatha 1,250
4 Wrench MF Outtrim 980
1 Pridham R & J Yanakie 570