STORE CATTLE REPORT
It was a good quality yarding with a top selection of quality weaners along with some good PTIC cows and there were a few pens of quality cows and calves.
Dispersed in the yarding was the Wyana Pastoral Company’s Charolais herd from Mendooran which consisted of their Charolais steer and heifer weaners and their top quality PTIC Charolais cows.
There was a good crowd on hand and all sections sold at fully firm to dearer rates.
The steer weaners sold from $710 for very young and light crossbred calves to $1,780/head for a pen of the Mendooran Charolais steers.
The light weight calves weighing less than 200kg all averaged from 700c to 800c while the heavier weight steer weaners averaged from 590c to 730c/kg.
The heifer weaners sold from $760 for light weight Angus calves to $1,610/head for another pen of the Mendooran Charolais heifers. Two pens of only fair quality Bos Indicus cross heifers PTIC sold for $1,000 and $1,190/head.
A small pen of Charolais cows and calves were the best of the cows and calves selling for $3,150 while the balance of the cows and calves sold from $3,025 for good quality Angus to $2,200/unit for plainer quality crossbreds. The straighter bred Charolais cows from the Mendooran consignment which were generally four to six years old and PTIC to the Charolais and Hereford bulls sold from $2,390 to $2,880/head. British cross PTIC cows sold from $1,540 to $2,200/head.