Cattle buyer Mark Dwyer and stock agent Bill Egan discuss cattle prices before the start of the store cattle sale at VLE Leongatha last Thursday. Mark was looking to fill an order for cattle for a feed lot in NSW if the price was right. M105018

AGENTS yarded another large yarding of 2900 head at last week’s VLE Leongatha store sale, which saw 2100 steers, 650 heifers and 150 cows and calves and store cows come forward.
Overall, the quality was not quite as good as previous sales but there were still some very good lines of well-bred cattle that sold to fully firm rates and even 10-20c/kg dearer again in the weaner steer section.
Most of the cattle were purchased by the locals, with a few domestic feedlot buyers purchasing a few to feed.
The major feedlot buyers did not operate.
There was an increase in demand in the cow and calf section with some sales $100 or more dearer than previous sales.
The next and last store sale for 2018 will be held on December 20.
On behalf of the South Gippsland Stock Agents Association we wish all the agencies’ staff and their families and clients/sellers/buyers/carriers and VLE staff a merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year.