LANDMARK followed up its successful weaner sale a fortnight ago with another strong sale at the Boyanup saleyards last Wednesday.
An impressive yarding just short of 1400 head was offered with Williams and Boddington districts weaned cattle a feature.
Buyers' support was solid throughout with competition coming from lotfeeders, live export and graziers who operated on the lightweights.
The sea of black and greys with some mixed colour lines grossed more than $1 million with the 1383 calves returning $758 a head on average.
Vealer steers sold to $1038 and hit 300 cents per kilogram with heifers making $930 and 278c/kg, to keep the beef market bowling along.
The $1038 was paid for the first pen at auction of 11 well-presented Charolais cross steers weighing 424kg from Murray Vale Farm Trust, Ferguson, when bought by Harvey Beef Farms.
Harvey Beef Farms purchased the following line of 11 Limousin cross steers weighing 400kg from the same vendor for $988 or 247c/kg.
GD Muir & Co, Manjimup, had one of the largest offering of quality blacks with their top pen of 10 Angus steers weighing 410kg reaching $1007 a head when they were snapped up by Harvey Beef Farms.
Livestock Shipping Services (LSS) took a liking to a draft of 10 blacks weighing 385kg from the Muir's paddock.
The live export company paid 251c/kg to return $965 while graziers MA Sherwood, Allanson, took 14 of the same type home at 367kg for $932 and 254c/kg.
Frank Tomasi Nominees, Karridale, put forward an impressive yarding of 100 Angus steers with the tops making $988.
Harvey Beef Farms worked the rail and secured the 14 blacks weighing 395kg for 250c/kg.
LSS was a fan of the Karridale calves and purchased six pens totalling 87 head.
The company paid 254c/kg to return $961 for a line of 14 blacks at a 379kg average, while at 269c/kg LSS also bought another large draft of 16 Frank Tomasi Nominees weaners which weighed in at 336kg.
The Narrogin and Coolup-based Angus cross steers from RA & A Maiolo & Son were highly sought after with Kalgrains securing the family's initial line of 15 weighing 375kg for $912 and 243c/kg.
Wedgetail Enterprises, Allanson, purchase four large drafts of Angus crosses from the Maiolos and paid a top of $840 and 254c/kg.
The Maiolo family also registered three lines of Murray Grey cross steers which once again saw the Allanson operation purchase 13 weighing 342kg for $838 and 245c/kg while $750 or 272c/kg was outlaid by KD & ME White, Halls Head, for a similar pen weighing 275kg.
A single Angus steer weighing 455kg from MJ & VJ Neill, Denmark, made big dollars when Harvey Beef Farms paid $1001, while the Neills sold another line of 6 weighing 376kg to Kalgrains for $920 and 245c/kg.
One line to mention were the pen of eight Murray Greys from CA Farmer & Co, Williams, which sold well to Landmark Harvey's Phil Musitano on behalf of an undisclosed buyer.
The quality calves weighing 230kg topped at 300c/kg and returned $690.
Twelve Angus steers weighing 393kg from RE & LM Clarke, Waterloo, went LSS's way when it paid $988 and 251c/kg.
Kalgrains put its name against 12 blacks weighing 373kg offered by Mastaglia Brothers, Bridgetown, and paid $933 and 250c/kg.
Large drafts of Angus steers from AR & GR Fawcett, Boddington, were eyed by plenty, with 15 of the 73 head reaching $869 and 265c/kg when purchased by LSS.
A sweet line of 13 Angus heifers by South West Pastoral Company, Pinjarra, created some strong competition in the heifer section.
Elgin operation Kelly-Brae gave the final nod and purchased the 335kg weaners to a top of $930 and 278c/kg, while another 13 from the same paddock weighing 336kg reached $887 and 264c/kg when bought by GF Dennis & Co, Margaret River.
Murray Vale Farm Trust's seven Charolais crosses weighing 394kg were snapped up by Harvey Beef Farms for $866 and 220c/kg, while WG & GF Trigwell, Busselton, was pleased when its first pen of blacks heifers sold above expectations to JB & H Wringe, Donnybrook, for 241c/kg and $833 for the 346kg weaners.
Angus heifers from KD Power Pastoral Co, Busselton, were sought after by graziers with L & S Maiolo, Donnybrook, securing a line of 10 weighing 336kg for $774 and 230c/kg.
The Busselton operation sold another pen of four vealer heifers weighing 321kg for $732 and 228c/kg to Semini Enterprise Pty Ltd.
LSS bought six 282kg Charolais cross heifers from WR White & Son, Williams, for $677 and added 14 Charolais crosses weighing 258kg from RG Major & Co, Williams for $642.
The Maiolos sold their Angus heifers to a top of $621 and 230c/kg to an undisclosed buyer.