The western districts weaner sales continued on Wednesday morning at Casterton with a quality yarding of Hereford steers.
The top dollar per head price was paid for 26 of the Lambert family’s Taronga steers averaging 383kg.
The EU steers made $1176 or 307c/kg and were sold to Landmark Leongatha.
Taronga also reached the equal top c/kg price of $3.11 with a pen of 54 304kg EU steers that sold to Elders Casterton.
Woranga also made $3.11 with a pen of 44 Bowmont and Yarram Park blood EU steers which also sold to Elders Casterton.
Karingal was the third pen to make $3.11 with 19 Injemira and Yarram Park blood EU steers which were bought by Marc Greening of Injemira.
Crossbred steers made 274-293c/kg reaching a top price of $1125 for a pen of 384kg Hereford Simmental cross steers sold by Rosebank to Thomas Foods International.
The Herefords Australia sash for champion pen of steers at the sale was awarded to another pen of Taronga steers by Elders southern livestock manager Peter Homann.
The pen of 60 EU steers averaged 337kg and sold for 294c/kg to Injemira.
Buyers at the Casterton sale included Ravensworth Ag, Landmark International, Yambinya Feedlot, Capitol Property Corp, Injemira Beef Genetics, Elders Albury and Thomas Foods International.
Marc Greening of Injemira was a repeat buyer on the day picking up just under 200 head of cattle.
“We were chasing the 280-320kg steers – the next run after the top drafts and we averaged 298.9c/kg.
“The calves were of exceptional quality but haven’t had the seasonal conditions that some of the calves at Hamilton have had so they’re just a little bit behind on fat score and condition.” Mr Greening said.
Of particular interest to Mr Greening were cattle at the sale bred using Injemira bulls.
“Our program is that we support bull buying clients by buying steers and heifers back and giving comprehensive feedback on how they’re going.
“The steers and a portion of the heifers go into grass fed markets with Coles Graze and JBS’s Farm Assured program.” Mr Greening said.
Taronga: 26, EU, Taronga blood, 383kg, 307c/kg or $1176
Butchers: 11, EU, Taronga blood, 386kg, 292c/kg or $1127
Glenside: 15, Banemore blood, 383kg, 294c/kg or $1126
Sunningdale: 16, Banemore blood, 379kg, 292c/kg or $1106
Shallum: 17, EU, Injemira, Melville Park, Taronga blood, 371kg, 296c/kg or $1098
Rosebank: 17, EU, Wilkah blood, 368kg, 288c/kg or $1060
Wilkah: 11, EU, Wilkah blood, 353kg, 297c/kg or $1048
Springbank: 9, Ennerdale blood, 361kg, 290c/kg or $1047
Sutherland Hills: 17, EU, Yarram Park blood, 349kg, 296c/kg or $1033
Trevallas Park: 23, Allendale, Oak Downs blood, 341kg, 301c/kg or $1026
Woranga: 18, EU, Bowmont, Yarram Park blood, 349kg, 292c/kg or $1019
Wyuna: 14, Injemira, Melville Park blood, 346kg, 290c/kg or $1003
Strathlea: 23, EU, Melville Park blood, 348kg, 288c/kg or $1002
Karingal: 13, EU, Injemira, Yarram Park blood, 347kg, 287c/kg or $996
Retreat: 9, Taronga blood, 339kg, 285c/kg or $966
Village View: 14, EU, Banemore blood, 327kg, 294c/kg or $961
Glencairn: 29, Bowmont, Yarram Park blood, 334kg, 288c/kg or $961
Fassifern: 12, Banemore blood, 328kg, 292c/kg or $958
Elm Grove: 20, Bowmont, Melville Park blood, 326kg, 291c/kg or $948
Top View: 17, Taronga, Russlyn blood, 317kg, 291c/kg or $922
JRI Partnership: 18, EU, Taronga blood, 314kg, 290c/kg or $910
Rosebank: 17, Hereford/Simmental, 384kg, 293c/kg or $1125
Top View: 16, Hereford/Shorthorn, 359kg, 290c/kg or $1041
Wahroonga: 7, Hereford/Simmental, 356kg, 280c/kg or $997
Erindale: 9, Hereford/Shorthorn, 302kg, 275c/kg or $831
The champion pen of steers was awarded to the Lambert family of Taronga Herefords. Pictured L to R: Andrew Donoghue – Herefords Australia General Manager, Bill, Geoff and Kathy Lambert – Taronga Herefords, and pen judge Peter Homann – Elders southern livestock manager.
Alicia Trovatello – Glendan Park Herefords, Marc Greening – Injemira, Alvio Trovatello – Glendan Park and Phil Gledhill – Elders Holbrook
Hereford steers sold up to $1176 at Casterton on Wednesday morning.
Retired Landmark agent Ron Kermeen with grandsons Murphy and Wilson Pulleine.
Gordon McClure from Colraine and Kevin Nolte of Tahara West caught up before the sale on Wednesday.