Beef heifers to $760 at Boyanup

31 Oct, 2000 03:03 PM
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BEEF heifers peaked at $760 when Elders held another successful store cattle sale at Boyanup last week. The yarding was dominated by Friesian cattle and these again attracted the current strong buyer demand evident at recent fixtures. The top price beef heifers came from a line of eight Angus cross mated females which were sold by L & M Della Sale and bought by Paul Reilly, who went on to pay $740 for three second calvers offered by DP & TM Delaney. Four unmated heifers from the Delaneys went to Crendon Downs, Donnybrook, for $560. The Clapp family offered several pens of Friesian cows with young Hereford calves at foot, with these reaching a top of $690, paid by Robert Gibbings, Capel. Paul Reilly outlaid $650 for four of the same description and $500 for another two units. Dongorra Grazing, Boyanup, paid $610 for one Friesian cow with a Friesian calf, and $570 for a second unit with Rob Gibbings paying $560 for the last of the Clapps cow and calf units. Seven Friesian steers from the Donnybrook property of DE & KE Buller were first up and topped the dairy steers when knocked down to Elders Harvey for $582. Next line offered consisted of two pens containing 11 steers and these went to Elders Bridgetown for $528 and were among the cattle purchased by Alex Williams, who was bidding on behalf of clients. This buyer went on to buy the following pen of nine steers for $546 from JP Guimelli, Dardanup, then paid $520 for a line of 13 sold by Red Valley Holdings and also took home the 18 steers sold by Neville Clifford, Donnybrook, for $492. Glenluce Livestock was competitive as usual and bought eight steers from E Walters, Boyanup, for $460, nine sold by PT & NS Reilly at $452 and paid $440 for one steer sold by E & J Clapp & Son, Elgin. The support also continued into the younger steers, where several pens of cattle sold between $390 and $392. Larry Miaolo, Donnybrook, outlaid $392 for two animals sold by N & D Jones, Bunbury, with JP Guimelli paying the same figure for nine steers from ED Taverner, Dardanup. Crendon Downs bought the 10 steers in a line that was offered by PT & NS Reilly, for $390, with Elders Karridale paying the same price for a line of three sold by DR & JJ Bell, Busselton. The Friesian poddies sold consistently with 13 calves from the PT & NS Reilly offering topping this section at $360 and selling to Ken Bland, Wesfarmers Dalgety, Boyanup. Armstrong Partners bid to $358 to secure a line of 11 poddies sold by TV & RE Hughes, Donnybrook. Elders agent Mal Barrett outlaid $348 for 16 calves trucked to the sale from Scott River by CJ Jenkins, with Rocky Cosenza paying $336 for six from E & N Walters, Boyanup. A single steer trucked to the sale from Manjimup made $560 for G Peruch, to top the beef section, with South Park, Margaret River, the buyer. South Park earlier had bought two beef steers from L Grice, Busselton and Dongara, for $558, one Simmental from Kalgallup Farms at $506 and another from this vendor at $460. Sixteen Angus steers went to Elders Karridale for $450, with these among the stock offered by L Grice. David Billinghurst, Donnybrook, also recieved $450 for his line of seven whiteface steers, with these staying in the Donnybrook area when they were bought by Larry Miaola. Marty Campbell trucked 11 bucket-reared Angus cross steers from his Alexandra Bridge property and was pleased with the price of $404, paid by Paul Reilly. The female section started with several pens of Friesian cattle originally purchased for live shipment to Mexico, which had been rejected due to being too forward in calf. Three of the four lines were snapped up by Paul Reilly for clients, with the first pen of three mated to Angus selling for $700, the next three mated to Belgian Blue at $530 and Paul's third purchase was for a single heifer at $500. The fourth pen of these heifers sold account Fares Rural went to a client of Elders Brunswick, with the four in the line making $430. A feature of the yarding was the lines of cattle offered by E & J Clapp & Son, Elgin, who are among the many producers relinquishing their dairy industry involvement. One line of 13 heifers made $495, another of 12 $480 and eight heifers sold for $365, all to a client of Elders Brunswick.

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