THERE were approximately 1,070 export and 300 young cattle penned at the Leongatha VLE, representing a decrease of 220 head week-on-week.
There was a full field of buyers present and competing in a dearer market.
Quality was mixed, with a larger proportion showing good finish and fewer winter affected drafts.
Trade cattle sold to firm demand.
The limited offering of 300 steers and bullocks improved 1c to 4c/kg.
The better end of the heavy weight grown heifers lifted 8c/kg.
The 700 cows held only a small proportion of well covered heavy weight beef cows which sold firm to 3c/kg dearer.
The much larger offering of dairy cows sold to strong competition, with prices lifting 8c to 12c/kg for most.
Heavy weight bulls sold to firm demand.
The limited selection of vealers reached 337c/kg.
Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 276c to 325c/kg.
Grown steers made between 305c and 333c/kg.
Bullocks sold between 320c and 335c/kg.
Heavy weight grown heifers made from 276c to 318c/kg.
Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 259c to 285c with the crossbred portion from 285c to 318c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made between 180c and 246c/kg.
Heavy weight cows sold mostly between 228c and 276c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls made from 290c to 335c/kg.

Prime Sale – Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Bullocks

7 Covino Farms Giffard    632.90    334.6    2,117
14 Hollands BA Sale    626.80    332.6    2,084
13 Winterhalter AM & JH Kardella Sth    601.90    328.0    1,974
13 Bordonards S & W Koorooman    675.80    328.0    2,216
4 Goodwin D Wulla Wullock    573.80    328.0    1,881
12 Findlay RJ & RH Leongatha    620.80    324.0    2,011

Steers
1 Abernethy D & P Devon    360.00    337.2    1,213
3 Covino Farms Giffard    520.00    333.0    1,731
9 Horsfield Farms Thorpdale    536.70    330.6    1,774
1 Jarvie G & R Hazelwood    345.00    330.0    1,138
1 Mangiafico G Dumbalk Nth    470.00    330.0    1,551
4 Goodwin D Wulla Wullock    520.00    328.0    1,705

Cows
3 Conisbee & Co Glengarry    656.70    275.6    1,809
5 Neesham T & M French Island    648.00    272.0    1,762
2 Horsfield Farms Thorpdale    620.00    268.0    1,661
1 Lamer PG & MD Leongatha Sth    905.00    265.0    2,398
1 Henwood CJ & PD French Island   670.00    265.0    1,775
3 Lamers PG & MD Leongatha Sth    883.30    265.0    2,340

Heifers
2 Nearhaven P/L West Creek    307.50    329.6    1,013
1 Abernethy D & P Devon    300.00    328.6    985
6 Gembrae AG Finlay    351.70    320.6    1,127
1 Pine Ridge P/L Mirboo    335.00    320.0    1,072
1 Dowling Dairies Koorooman    410.00    318.6    1,306
1 Conisbee & Co Glengarry    610.00    317.6    1,937

Bulls
1 Wilson JF & MC Glen Alvie    880.00    335.0    2,948
1 Shandley B & P Lance Creek    1115.00    318.6    3,552
1 Davies SM Outtrim    880.00    317.6    2,794
1 Fairbrother S Boolarra    795.00    317.6    2,524
1 Conisbee & Co Glengarry    980.00    317.6    3,112
1 Price EJ & BA Koonwarra    835.00    316.6    2,643

With trade cattle prices continuing at near record levels, there was great interest in the Thursday, September 17 store cattle sale in Leongatha with no sign of that interest, or the high prices, abating. Local beef producers were the most successful but there was also a NSW feedlot buyer active putting something of a floor under the prices. Cattle were generally in good condition for this time of the year and prices above $3.50 a kg were common. M103815.

With trade cattle prices continuing at near record levels, there was great interest in the Thursday, September 17 store cattle sale in Leongatha with no sign of that interest, or the high prices, abating. Local beef producers were the most successful but there was also a NSW feedlot buyer active putting something of a floor under the prices. Cattle were generally in good condition for this time of the year and prices above $3.50 a kg were common. M103815.