Rohan McRae of Elders Korumburra admires a big run of Hereford store cattle, sold by his firm on account of Tim and Glenn Bowman from ‘The Ridge’ at Rosedale. m184416

Rohan McRae of Elders Korumburra admires a big run of Hereford store cattle, sold by his firm on account of Tim and Glenn Bowman from ‘The Ridge’ at Rosedale. m184416

A BOOST in numbers combined with a reduction in the price paid at the prime sales earlier in the week contributed to a slight reduction in the price paid for store cattle at VLE Leongatha last Thursday.
But in many ways, the slight easing in price was welcomed by many.
“The price was cheaper than the last sale and that’s probably got a fair bit to do with the decline in fat prices, but they’re still at historic highs,” said Rohan McRae of Elders in Korumburra.
“There’s probably a few reasons why we had 3000-plus in today. Certainly producers are wanting to get a share of the good returns but we’re also seeing cattle coming in here to Leongatha from a wider area due to the success of the VLE operation at Leongatha and the ability to present the cattle to their best advantage here.
“Because of the season, cattle are in a more forward condition and we’re drawing from a wider area so it’s extending our season and boosting numbers.”
Mr McRae said prices rarely moved up between now and Christmas, no matter what the prevailing values, as the area moved into the peak selling season, so current returns were still excellent.
The top store cattle of the day were sold by D&K Kuch of Yarram, a draft of young Angus which made $1650 to $1550.
The Ridge cattle from Rosedale also attracted good interest, selling to $1530 for some older types to $1490 for Herefords 12-14 months and $1400 for black baldy steers also 12-14 months.
The cattle generally went locally but a number of feedlots were also active.

Leongatha Prime Sale on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
Bullocks
18 Missen RM Gormandale 640.3 329.6 2,110
9 McFee JM Cowes 605.6 324.0 1,962
6 Rumridge Pty Ltd Mt Eliza 727.5 320.0 2,328
12 Holt & Perry 720.4 320.0 2,305
12 Bartlett W Warragul 620.4 318.0 1,972
5 Smith NB & LJ Pound Creek 645.0 315.6 2,035

Steers
1 Jarvie G & R Hazelwood 415.0 394.6 1,637
1 Rees WJ Kongwak 400.0 390.0 1,560
1 Athanasopoulos PPC Jeetho West 320.0 386.6 1,237
1 Greaves SR & MK Nerrena 295.0 383.6 1,131
1 Wilson Sunny Wattle Bank 400.0 382.6 1,530
2 Tuckett GL & ML Leongatha 357.5 367.6 1,314

Heifers
2 Greaves SR & MK Nerrena 307.5 394.6 1,213
1 The FIRS (Vic) Pty Ltd Korumburra 385.0 391.6 1,507
1 Horsfield Farms Thorpdale 300.0 389.6 1,168
1 Hinson B3 Traralgon 360.0 382.6 1,377
2 Jarvie G & R Hazelwood 412.5 380.6 1,569
1 Cummaudo GT Mirboo Nth 330.0 378.6 1,249
Cows 1 Hinson B3 Traralgon 525.0 271.6 1,425
9 Horsfield Farms Thorpdale 534.4 262.6 1,403
1 Paterson JD & KL Woodside 630.0 260.0 1,638
3 Selling M Sale 566.7 260.0 1,473
1 Russell M & C Glen Forbes 630.0 260.0 1,638
8 Breen M1 Buffalo 616.3 260.0 1,602

Bulls
1 Price GL & WJ Yarram 910.0 299.6 2,726
1 Conisbee & Co Glengarry 1,180.0 295.6 3,488
1 Love VR Boolarra Sth 555.0 294.6 1,635
1 Jefferis J & AM P/L Poowong 890.0 287.6 2,559
1 Hinson B3 Traralgon 720.0 278.6 2,005

Leongatha Store Sale on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
Steers
12 McKay BJ & EM Rosedale 1,880
9 Aynsley John Unknown District 1,750
10 Manicaro JA & LM Kardella South 1,730
1 Providence Ridge Hazelwood North 1,730
1 Dunne J Hazelwood 1,700
18 Kuch DJ & KM Darriman 1,690

Heifers
14 Arcady Park Pty Ltd Wonthaggi 1,510
24 Netherwood Pastarol Burwood 1,420
14 Harrison SI & CA Giffard West Via Sale 1,400
25 Kuch DJ & KM Darriman 1,400
14 Fortune J Nilma 1,350
2 Adam Scott Unknown District 1,340

Cow and Calf
3 Missen BM & GH Woodside 2,500
3 O’Loughlin PJ & NC Berrys Creek 1,930
2 Missen BM & GH Woodside 1,825
2 Tovey James Raymond Unknown District 1,675
1 Jones S & C Kernot 1,650
10 Robb G Mardan 1,590