A GREAT selling climate at the VLE store sale has helped the Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak (OMK) Cricket Club raise over $15,000 for the McGrath Foundation.
For Amy and Russ White, the sale was perfectly timed.
“We bought the cattle in May and have had the help of multiple farmers around South Gippsland agisting a steer or two each.
“Donating to the McGrath Foundation means there are breast cancer nurses all around Australia.”
Many farmers were happy to help out and agist a steer for a good cause.
Bernie Dilger was one of the farmers who offered a bit of his Loch farm.
“It’s good giving back to the community where we can, it doesn’t affect us too much and it’s for a great cause,” Bernie said.
Other farmers who supported the cause include: Gav and Christine Furness, Luke and Zita Lamers, Joe and Brooke Smith, Chris and Julie Harris, Chris and Jodie Brown, Neil and Deidre Grabham, Ed and Maree Hans, Luke and Narelle Jones, Don and Trudy Olden, John and Vicki Murdica, David and Mick Whiteside, Richie Luyx, Peter and Heather Miller, Scott and Tracy Buijs, Ron and Carman Barnacle, Bernie Dilger, Alan and Dianne Fraser, Gary and Rosemary Knox.
Landmark Leongatha stock agent Alkira Riley said there had been a noticeable rise in prices over the past 12 months.
“Prices are around $3.60 – $4 per kilo now, up from $3 – $3.40 early last year,” Alkira said.
“There were a lot of people here today, some getting a feel for the market and others buying and selling from New South Wales after recent rain up there,” she said on Thursday.
Her associate Brian McCormack from Landmark agreed that these were the best market conditions in years.
“Everything sold exceptionally well at 20 – 30 cents per kilo more, cattle were selling for $100 – $150 more than expected,” Brian said.
Brian understood this was due to a combination of factors.
“There’s a lot of feeder competition, and after a good season here the stock is in very good condition,” Brian said.