FIERCE competition between buyers reflected the excellent quality of the cattle on offer at the sixth annual Elders Pinjarra-Waroona weaner and feeder sale last Wednesday.
The appraisal price reached a top of $695 for a line of classy black steers, while the liveweight price was driven to 200c/kg for another line of top quality Murray Grey cross steers.
The 616 cattle sold at the sale grossed $334,165 for the 22 vendors, leading to an average price of $542/head.
The average price improved by 12c-13c/kg from last year's sale.
This was in line with the excellent quality of the cattle that this season has produced.
The quality of the first pen of steers on offer proved hard to beat.
B & JE Barrett-Lennard's line of 13 Angus vealer steers sold for $695/head to Western Meat Packers after some strong bidding competition from prospective buyers.
B & JE Barrett-Lennard continued their good form at the sale when their second lot of 15 Angus vealers achieved the third highest appraisal price when they were sold for $664/head.