Alex Dixon of Elders chats with agricultural contractor Shane Manks at the Koonwarra saleyards last Wednesday. m020820

Catching up at the VLE’s Leongatha Saleyards last week were Michael Mills, Micah Berry and Brendan Hullick. m040820

THERE were approximately 1520 export and 400 young cattle penned at the VLE Leongatha saleyards at Koonwarra last week, representing a decrease of 800 head week-on-week.
There was a full field of buyers present – competing in a mostly dearer market.
Quality was good with most weights and grades represented.
Trade cattle were mostly 20c/kg dearer with secondary and plainer young cattle lifting more. Grown steers and bullocks improved 15c/kg.
Heavy grown heifers gained 14c/kg.
Manufacturing steers were mostly 10c/kg dearer.
Most cows sold firm with the heavy weight cows showing good finish easing 3c to 5c/kg.
Heavy bulls sold firm.
Vealers sold from 287c to 343c/kg.
Yearling trade steers made from 320c to 358c/kg.
Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 310c to 335c/kg.
Grown steers made from 310c to 343c/kg.
Bullocks sold from 312c to 345c/kg.
Heavy heifers showing good finish made from 290c to 334c/kg.
Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 272c to 299c with the crossbred portion selling from 272c to 325c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made from 175c to 245c/kg.
Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 230c to 280c/kg.
Better shaped heavy bulls made from 265c to 317c/kg.

Leongatha Prime Sale On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2019

Bullocks
9 Robertson Bruce Kilmany 592.2  345.0  2,043
12 Northwood Park9 Kongwak 717.5  344.6  2,472
3 Willox D Briagolang 560.0  343.6  1,924
6 McAlpine Ka & Je Leongatha 694.2 342.62,378
17 Beard G & C Inverloch 554.1  342.0  1,895
12 Charlton Ej Lower Plenty 807.9  341.6  2,759

Steer
1 Hughes A Kernot 540.0  358.6  1,936
1 Johnson Tk & Ma & Sons Ferndale 420.0  356.2  1,496
1 Crowe Ej & Rm Narracan 395.0  355.0  1,402
1 Knox Tw & Stein Mc
Leongatha Sth 475.0  351.6  1,670
1 Fisher Kj & Ml Tarwin South 365.0  350.0  1,277
1 Brunt Mj & Lm Poowong 390.0  350.0  1,365

Heifers
3 Fiddelaers Jw & Lg Koorooman 411.7  350.0  1,440
2 Braithwaite Nj & He
Jumbunna East 450.0  342.2  1,539
1 Crowe Ej & Rm Narracan 425.0  340.0  1,445
4 Alford Gj & Cm Woolamai 408.8  335.6  1,371
13 Berry M Wonthaggi 482.7  335.6  1,619
3 Fisher Kj & Ml Tarwin South 430.0  335.0  1,440

Cows
6 Sjc Farms Thorpdale 728.3  280.6  2,043
9 Hulls T & C Leongatha 721.7  279.6  2,017
1 O’Neill P & K Waratah Nth 585.0  278.6  1,629
15 Butcher T & L2 Allambee East 617.3  278.6  1,719
10 Whelan K & F Outtrim 665.5  278.0  1,850
2 Farms Trust D & B Yarram 672.5   278.0  1,869

Bulls
1 Price Gl & Wj Yarram 760.0  317.6  2,413
1 Whelan K & F Outtrim 900.0  317.6  2,858
1 Kershaw Rh Jv & Mr
Archies Creek 935.0  315.0  2,945
1 Heynea D & Vos A Newry 850.0  315.0   2,677
1 Shilliday Gw & Ta Fish Creek 865.0  310.0  2,681
1 Maxray Nominess P/L Buffalo 920.0  306.0  2,815

Vealer Bulls
1 Whelan K & F Outtrim 375.0  313.6  1,176
1 Cook Aj & Cr Yarram 300.0  300.0  900
1 Cleveland R Allambee 490.0  271.6  1,330
1 Clarke S Yarragon 415.0  269.2  1,117
1 South Gippsland Shire Council
Korumburra 365.0  248.6  907
1 Triantafyllou J & C Woodside 335.0  246.6  826