Pat and Tim Hancock of Wonthaggi sold a few Angus steers at Thursday’s store sale; Landmark agents sold the six Angus steers for $650. D032816.

Pat and Tim Hancock of Wonthaggi sold a few Angus steers at Thursday’s store sale; Landmark agents sold the six Angus steers for $650. D032816.

Brock Furness, on school holidays, joined his dad Gavin at the saleyards on Thursday. D042816.

Brock Furness, on school holidays, joined his dad Gavin at the saleyards on Thursday. D042816.

‘Grandpa’ Peter Campbell was on school holiday duties and took his 11 year-old grandson Nathan Kuyken to the saleyards on Thursday. Peter was taking note of prices, saying he expects to send some cattle from his Mardan farm in a month or so. D052816.

‘Grandpa’ Peter Campbell was on school holiday duties and took his 11 year-old grandson Nathan Kuyken to the saleyards on Thursday. Peter was taking note of prices, saying he expects to send some cattle from his Mardan farm in a month or so. D052816.

RAIN and rainfall figures was the talk of the Thursday store sale as farmers, who had already been feeding out hay over summer and autumn, offloaded cattle.
“Our dams are all full and there’s more water in them than we’ve seen all year,” Wonthaggi farmer Tim Hancock said.
“We normally sell a bit later but we’ve run out of hay.”
“But on a positive note, we’ve got more water in our dams that we did all of last year.
“We sold 25 head a fortnight ago and got $3.90 per kilogram, which we were very happy with, but we won’t get that today, these six Angus steers are the tail-enders.”
Prices and quality was down at the Wednesday and Thursday sales, but prices were still buoyant.
A run of Bridgewater Park (Wattlebank) Angus steers did well: 17 steers (476kg) sold for $1750; 10 steers (475kg) $1765; seven steers with four Baldies (465kg) $1700; 15 steers (451kg) $1700, and 10 steers (448kg) $1645.
At Wednesday’s sale, there were 2185 head penned made of 1,900 export and 300 young cattle – representing an increase of 300 head week-on-week.
Most of the usual buying group was present but not all operating fully in a cheaper market.
Prime cattle were least affected by the price reduction while the plentiful manufacturing cattle were heavily discounted off last week’s highs.
Quality was good in the grown steers and bullocks for a mid-winter offering, while the young cattle and particularly cows were more mixed, with many lacking finish.
Vealers and yearling steers to the trade sold firm to a few cents cheaper while the suitable yearling heifers eased 13c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks sold from firm for some to 7c/kg easier for most.
Heavy weight crossbred manufacturing steers slipped 30c/kg.
The 1,000 cows sold to a smaller field of buyers and competition suffered, with prices generally 25c/kg cheaper.
Heavy weight bulls fell 20c/kg.
Heavy vealers to butchers sold from 325c to 367c/kg.
Yearling trade steers made between 338c and 351c/kg.
Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 302c and 350c/kg.
Grown steers made from 315c to 352c/kg.
Bullocks sold from 318c to 345c/kg.
Heavy weight crossbred manufacturing steers made between 262c and 306c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows sold between 160c and 230c/kg.
Heavy weight cows made mostly from 205c to 279c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls sold from 240c to 288c/kg on most sales.
The draw for the July 13 sale is: Rodwells, Elders, Alex Scott and Staff, Landmark, SEJ, Phelan Henderson and Co.

Leongatha Prime Sale On Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Bullocks
13 Von Pace Pastoral P/L 600.8 352.0 2,114
14 Barana Plains Pastoral Waratah 575.4 350.0 2,013
10 Conduluci Produce Leongatha 571.0 350.0 1,998
6 Deppeler EL & AM Yinnar Sth 569.2 348.0 1,980
12 Graceburn Park Jeetho West 566.3 345.0 1,953
9 Allan DJ Jumbunna East 661.1 345.0 2,280

Steers
1 Illowra Cashmere Dumbalk 400.0 356.6 1,426
1 Fairbrother S Boolarra 485.0 350.6 1,700
4 Conduluci Produce Leongatha 518.8 350.0 1,815
1 Hengstberger Lloyd Dumbalk North 420.0 349.6 1,468
8 Deppeler EL & AM Yinnar Sth 545.6 348.0 1,898
9 Horsfield Farms Thorpdale 415.6 346.6 1,440

Heifers
1 Reynolds MW & DE Yinnar 365.0 366.6 1,338
1 Fairbrother S Boolarra 325.0 362.6 1,178
4 Illowra Cashmere Dumbalk 350.0 351.6 1,230
1 Barrett LW & MA Korumburra 460.0 350.0 1,610
1 Callister AM & LD Koorooman 330.0 340.0 1,122
9 A.C Trotman Leongatha 353.3 340.0 1,201

Cows
1 Dunn MV & DR Kernot 615.0 282.6 1,737
1 Moore PH & NF & DP Yarram 670.0 281.0 1,882
14 McGill RJ & CM Family Trust Kongwak 556.6 278.6 1,550
3 Timmins LMB P/L Meeniyan 643.3 272.6 1,753
1 Dean J3 Rosedale 655.0 269.6 1,765
6 Littlejohn CW6 Mirboo 553.3 266.6 1,475

Bulls
1 O’Loughlin Pastoral Tarwin Lower 945.0 287.6 2,717
1 Alamiste P/L Tarwin Lower 950.0 284.6 2,703
1 Dowel RF & VM Leongatha South 920.0 284.6 2,618
1 Mitchell AC & LA Leongatha 905.0 283.6 2,566
1 Dunkley AJ & LM Yarram 755.0 283.6 2,141
1 Cannon S & M Middle Park 935.0 280.0 2,618

Leongatha Store Sale on Thursday, July 7, 2016
Steers
13 Foat DF & TM Hunterston 1,850
16 Roberts N Mirboo North 1,805
10 Donaldson A & M Leongatha 1,800
11 Handley DW Jeetho 1,780

Heifers
16 Rivernook Past 1,270
12 Harris DL Tarwin Lower 1,240
10 Jefferis B & L Korumburra 1,235
3 Cashin B & R Foster North 1,130

Cows
4 Smith DL Tarra Valley 1,300
15 MacKenzie RJ Leongatha 1,200
3 Cartwright P & F Allambee Reserve 815

Cow and Calf
4 Dessent TR & PJ Wonga Wonga South 1,590
5 Hales JK & DL2 Narracan 1,560
2 Cartwright P & F Allambee Reserve 1,400
2 Hempel C Koonwarra 1,290