THERE were approximately 2300 export and 400 young cattle penned at VLE Leongatha Saleyards last Wednesady, May 3 representing an increase of 600 head week-on-week.
The usual buying group was present and operating in a mixed market.
Quality was mixed with some very good trade cattle and a larger proportion of Friesian and crossbred manufacturing steers along with 1000 cows. Trade cattle, grown steers and bullocks sold generally firm with the best bullocks a couple of cents dearer and the best grown steers a couple of cents easier.
Friesian manufacturing steers eased 10c and the crossbreds were 3c/kg dearer.
Heavy weight grown heifers eased 8c/kg.
Most cows sold to softer demand with prices from 10c to 20c/kg cheaper for all but the well-finished heavy beef cows, which sold from firm to a few cents easier.
Heavy weight bulls eased 20c/kg.
Vealers to butchers sold from 350c to 378c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 322c and 370c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 305c and 364c/kg. Grown steers made from 310c to 333c/kg.
Bullocks sold from 296c to 335c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers made between 233c and 279c with the crossbred portion making between 272c and 322c/kg.
Heavy weight grown heifers sold between 270c and 312c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 164c to 225c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 212c to 275c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made mostly between 250c and 303c/kg.
But it was still good money.
The top price paid for a heavy weight grown steer was $2342 or as much as $1734 for a yearling seer.
Cow prices varied widely from the cheapest at $427 to the dearest at $2063.
Leongatha Prime Sale on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10 Glennhill P/S Leongatha 721.4 334.6 2,413
16 Rumridge Pty Ltd Mt Eliza 716.3 334.6 2,396
14 O’Loughlin Bros Meeniyan 673.2 334.2 2,249
12 Northwood Park9 Kongwak 707.9 333.6 2,361
12 Scott SW Inverloch 668.3 333.6 2,229
13 McIlwaine BF & JM Dumbalk 673.8 332.6 2,241
1 Spehar Z & M Yinnar 355.0 377.6 1,340
2 Albert MR Welshpool 320.0 375.6 1,201
8 Briscoe GJ & JC Mirboo North 365.0 370.6 1,352
1 Harris Farm Dumbalk North 335.0 370.0 1,239
1 Brewer S Unknown District 400.0 365.0 1,460
1 Albert MR Welshpool 315.0 368.6 1,161
5 Harris Farm Dumbalk North 295.0 363.6 1,072
1 The Firs (Vic) Pty Ltd Korumburra 410.0 362.0 1,484
5 Blackshaw JS & AM Leongatha South 359.0 360.0 1,292
1 Boulton B Unknown District 365.0 359.6 1,312
3 Callister AM & LD Koorooman 350.0 358.6 1,255
1 Hall DR Budgeree 465.0 270.0 1,255
8 Hengstberger I & R Stony Creek 595.0 269.6 1,604