Phillip Oldham and son Hudson came from London to watch the sale. “His grandad is selling today and so we came to see how it all works,” Phillip said. In the end the 15 Angus steers (average 367kg) were sold for $1190. D120816.

Phillip Oldham and son Hudson came from London to watch the sale. “His grandad is selling today and so we came to see how it all works,” Phillip said. In the end the 15 Angus steers (average 367kg) were sold for $1190. D120816.

A HUGE crowd of buyers, sellers and onlookers watched as Thursday’s VLE Store Sale at Koonwarra surged past $1000 with ease.
Prices opened at $1000 and quickly progressed as competition and conditions improve locally.
Pens of G and S Egan (Alberton) Hereford steers were sold by Landmark auctioneer Brian McCormack to $1040 (18 steers, average 292kg).
The smaller pen offered by the Egans (15 steers, no weight given) sold to $860.
Another good run of cattle included: TJ Miller (Woolamai), 15 Angus steers 367kg $1190, 15 Angus steers 320kg $1090, and 18 Angus steers 301kg $1070, 15 Angus steers (no weight given) $965.


Slight rise at Koonwarra

There was a large crowd at Thursday’s VLE Store Sale as pens of good quality larger steers opened at $900 to $1000. D110816.

There was a large crowd at Thursday’s VLE Store Sale as pens of good quality larger steers opened at $900 to $1000. D110816.

THERE were approximately 2100 export and 300 young cattle penned at VLE Leongatha’s Koonwarra saleyards last week, representing an increase of around 100 head week-on-week.
The usual group of buyers was present and operating in a solid market. Quality was mixed with some very good heavy weight export cattle while trade cattle and well-bred secondary young cattle were in short supply. Heavy weight vealers suited to butcher orders lifted 8c to 15c/kg.
A more limited selection of yearling cattle suited to the trade held firm.
Grown steers and bullocks sold from firm to 4c/kg dearer with better quality in places.
Heavy weight grown heifers gained 15c/kg for a better and larger selection.
Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers held firm, while the crossbred portion gained 4c/kg.
Most weights and grades were represented in the 900 cows with a large proportion of dairy drafts and prices were generally firm with the odd dearer sale in places.
Heavy weight bulls sold from firm up to 9c/kg dearer for the leaner grades.
Heavy weight vealers to butchers sold from 308c to 325c/kg.
Yearling trade steers made between 290c and 323c/kg.
Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 262c and 318c/kg.
Grown steers made from 262c to 293c/kg.
Bullocks sold from 280c to 295c/kg. Heavy weight bullocks made between 280c and 290c/kg.
Heavy weight grown heifers sold between 250c and 280c/kg.
Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 209c and 249c with the crossbred portion between 255c and 289c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made from 170c and 218c/kg.
Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 192c to 256c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made between 230c and 283c/kg.
Sale draw for February 24: 1. Alex Scott & Staff, 2. Elders, 3. Landmark, 4. Phelan & Henderson & Co, 5. SEJ, 6. Rodwells.
The fortnightly sheep sale is also on Wednesday, February 24 at noon.
Bullocks
14 Shandley TE & AM Koorooman 674.6 295.0 1,990
12 Geary NJ & SK Leongatha 664.2 293.6 1,949
10 Briscoe GJ & JC Mirboo North 619.5 293.2 1,816
19 Browne RJ & GL Tarwin 581.6 293.0 1,704
12 Fox RF & BJ Boolarra 742.1 292.0 2,166

Steers
1 Cavill M Hazelwood North 315.0 324.6 1,022
1 Geary NJ & SK Leongatha 355.0 322.6 1,145
1 Mclaren PF & KJ Krowera 365.0 321.6 1,173
4 Moscript ME CJ & JM Leongatha Sth 323.8 320.6 1,037
2 Mclaren PF & KJ Krowera 357.5 319.6 1,142

Heifers
3 Cavill M Hazelwood North 328.3 320.0 1,050
1 Moscript ME CJ & JM Leongatha Sth 315.0 318.6 1,003
5 Cook NT & SA Toora 338.0 317.6 1,073
1 Geary NJ & SK Leongatha 390.0 317.6 1,238
2 McLaren PF & KJ Krowera 347.5 314.6 1,093

Cows
9 Tallandbar Pastoral Shallow Inlet 631.1 255.6 1,613
1 Reynolds MW & DE Yinnar 855.0 250.6 2,142
11 Blackwood Grazing Trafalgar 592.3 250.6 1,484
6 Looker RW Berrys Creek 561.7 249.6 1,401
9 Pearson Beef Meeniyan 483.3 246.6 1,191

Bulls
1 Best S Toora 990.0 282.6 2,797
1 Strathbrae Equity Pl Inverloch 1,030.0 274.6 2,828
1 Anthony AL LC & GL Meeniyan 1,015.0 270.6 2,746
1 Robinson O Korumburra 985.0 269.6 2,655
1 Argyle Enterpises P/L Newborough 880.0 268.6 2,363
STORE SALE
Steers
9 Jacobson G & D Woolamai 1,440
9 Elliott PM & HM Arawata 1,410
1 Salesian Mission1 1,410
11 Chisholm PL & MA Archies Creek 1.390
3 James IH & JM Glen Alvie 1,360
19 Belcher N Woodside 1,350

Heifers
4 Quion Hill Partnership Phillip Island 1,070
23 Mcrae KF Dalyston 1,065
9 Beckman S 1,060
14 Kallady D & B Gelliondale 1,060
12 Miller P Koo Wee Rup 1,050
12 Wilkin A & B Mirboo 1,050

Cows
11 Argyle Enterpises P/L 1,230

Bulls
1 Reynolds MW & DE Yinnar 3,100

Cow and Calf
15 Willawa Grazing Foster 1,480
13 Argyle Enterpises P/L Newborough 1,460
3 Edwards LA Traralgon East 1,110
5 Bell NR & RI Meeniyan 950
1 Van Der Velden P Hazelwood North 910