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2017 Mountain Calf Sales Reveal Whiteface Dominance

Hereford vendors pocketed an extra $100 a head for their steers above other British breeds in a record breaking 77th annual Mountain Calf Sales this week. Held at Benambra, Ensay and Omeo on March 14-15, the mountain calf sales yarded a total of 7995 cattle to average $1123 – a jump of $158 on last year’s average. New record top white... read more »

Mountain Calf Sales Finish With High of $1710 For Steers At Omeo

Buyers were met with one of the best line-ups of Hereford weaner calves in the nation for the 77th annual Omeo Weaner Calf sale on Wednesday, with steers hitting $1710. Selling agents Elders yarded 2000 Hereford and Hereford-Shorthorn cross yearling and weaner steers and heifers for the sale. The fixture finalised two days of selling where 7300 w... read more »

Buyer Demands Steps Up At Ensay To Set New Top Steer Price Of $1640

Bidding stepped up a gear on the second day of the 77th annual Mountain Calf Sales to set a new top price of $1640 for steers and $1240 for heifers at Ensay. Selling agents Elders yarded 1400 Hereford and Hereford-cross yearling and weaner steers and heifers for the sale on March 15. The sheer demand for cattle pushed prices for Hereford steers, ... read more »

Hereford Heifers Hit a Red Hot $1510 At Benambra Weaner Sale

A new benchmark was set when Hereford heifers sizzled at the opening Elders fixture of the 77th Annual Mountain Calf Sales with prices reaching a scorching $1510. A big crowd of buyers and vendors descended on the Benambra yards with selling agents Elders penning 2000 Hereford and Hereford cross steers and heifers on March 14. Vendors were left s... read more »

Hereford Cross Steers Reach New High Of $1570 At Benambra Calf Sale

Steer finishers, backgrounders and processors converged on the Victorian high country on Tuesday to bid to $1570 for whiteface cattle at the circuit opener, the Benambra Calf Sale. Selling agents Sharp and Fullgrabe yarded 1800 yearling and weaner Hereford, Hereford cross and Angus steers and heifers for the March 14 sale at the Hinnomunjie yards.... read more »

Annual Mountain Calf Sales To Offer Almost 8000 Whiteface Weaners

As store sales continue to fire around the nation for whiteface cattle, expectations are high for the Hereford feature lines at the 77th annual Mountain Calf Sales this month. Strong buying support traditionally comes from backgrounders, lot feeders, steer finishers and restockers from Victoria, South Australia and NSW. The sales circuit, on Marc... read more »

Commercial Producers Underpin Whiteface Bull Buying Bonanza

Autumn whiteface on-property and multi-vendor bull sales have got off to a cracking start with high clearances and averages jumping by up to $2400 on 2016. In the 16 sales held nationwide in February, bulls have topped at $41,000 and commercial producers have lifted their sights on quality genetics, paying up to $4000 more than 2016. During the m... read more »

Overdrive Dominates Big Showing Of Whiteface Cattle At Glen Innes

Tycolah Overdrive L84 stormed through one of the biggest showings of Hereford cattle outside of a Royal to win grand champion bull of the Glen Innes Feature Show. Held on February 17-18, the show drew 76 Hereford entries from 20 exhibitors, under the eye of judge Stephen Peake, Bowen Poll Herefords, Barraba, NSW. The Glen Innes annual show kicked... read more »

Hereford Females Retain Value Through Their Lifetime

The ability of commercial Hereford females to retain their salvage value has been reaffirmed to NSW producer Bob Barnett. The additional yield of the Hereford cows once they reach the end of their productive life has processors bidding market topping prices for them. Bob and Alison Barnett, “Wyregall’’, Narromine, sold 42 cast-f... read more »

Restocker Prices Ease Pain For Hereford Breeders Destocking

Strong restocker prices for Hereford females have helped ease the pain for drought-affected farmers in Queensland. The Nixon family, of Drillham, were forced to sell off their commercial herd and retain only core seedstock breeders as the drought worsens. The family sold four decks or 64 cows, three to eight years, with calves, aged to four month... read more »
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