With 1000 cattle on offer at Tumut’s annual early spring store sale, the market was quoted as “solid throughout” by Rob Stubbs, Elders Tumut.
“I thought the sale was slightly dearer especially considering the prime market and feedlot entry prices have eased during the past six weeks,” he said.
“There was a lot of interest in the cattle showing breeding, but they were slightly lighter than those offered last year.”
A good run of young steers sold from $1200 to $870 with lighter weight pens selling from $730 to $610..
Unjoined heifers sold from $1210 to $770 with lighter weight pens selling to $600.
Cows with calves sold from $2400 to $1400.
Top priced pen of steers saw 63 Bongongo-blood Angus 12-13 months and yard weaned sold on account “Kurrajong Grove”, Gundagai for $1200, while their second pen of 33 sold for $1110.
John and Isabelle Crain, “Bangadang”, Adelong sold 19 Hereford steers, 10-12 months, Yulkon Park blood, and estimated to weigh 320kg avg for $1090, while their 12 black baldy steers, 12-14 months, Ireland-blood sold for $1100.
Other good sales of steers included 15 Angus, 10-12 months, Scotts- and Ireland-blood sold on account Darren Crain, “Lownbrae”, Adelong for $1000 and 24 Angus 10-11 months, Bongongo- and Reiland-blood sold on account Tom and Sharon Stacy, “Camelot”, Tumut for $1050.
Top priced pen of heifers at $1210 was paid for 15 Angus, 10-11 months offered on account the Callaway family, “Araluen”, Gilmore via Tumut.
Other good sales of heifers included $950 paid for 16 Angus, Bongongo-blood, 12-13 months sold on account BJ and MJ Boyd, Wyangle via Tumut and $825 paid for 20 black baldy heifers, 10-11 months sold on account KW and PP Miller, “Maroumba” Mt Horeb via Tumut.
The Quilty family, “Westwood”, Adelong sold 20 Poll Hereford heifers, 10-11 months for $860, AJ Beaven, “Carinya East,” Tumbarumba sold 12 Poll Hereford heifers for $770 and the Hartnett family, “Sunnyside”, Adelong, sold 11 Hereford heifers, Yavenvale-blood, 10-11 months for $820.
Robert and Rhonda Webb, “Mundongo”, Tumut sold 11 two year cows with two month calves by Ardenside bulls for $2400, with a second pen of 11 cows with calves selling for $2350
Vern and Jeanette Walsh, “McLearys”, Tumut sold 13 two-year-old black baldy cows, depastured to Bongongo bulls with calves for $2200.
Paul and Wendy Webb, Lacmalac, sold 15 two year Angus cows with calves and in calf to Ardenside bulls for $1900, while Bruce and marg Withes, “Jinda”, Gocup, sold nine four-year black baldy cows with calves for $2000.
Local restockers were noticeably active competing on equal terms with commission buyers and interests from Cooma, Wodonga, Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Corryong and South Australia.
Elders Tumut and Gundagai conducted the sale with Joe Wilks and Will Stoddart sharing auctioneering duties.