NUMBERS were up slightly at the monthly combined agents trade cattle sale at Manjimup recently.
Together, the South West teams from Elders, Landmark and Primaries put up a yarding of 140 head, up from 124 offered at the October fixture.
The majority of the yarding was lightweight with stock suitable to a range of needs and by the end of the sale, clerking sheets featured grazier, processor and live shipping accounts.
Lightweight vealer heifers made from 190-224c/kg, while light vealer bulls reached 220-300c/kg.
Yearling trade heifers score two and three ranged from 190-228c/kg and yearling bucket reared dairy type steers score one and two sold to 185c/kg while cows in the heavyweight category (score four) sold between 160-200c/kg.
Primaries held a substantial portion of the sale, presenting 105 head to buyers.
These achieved a top price of 200c/kg and $1410 for a pen of two Angus cows from Rim Rock Grazing which sold to Western Meat Packers (WMP).
Heifer values in the Primaries yarding reached $889 and 228c/kg when a single Angus heifer weighing 390kg from DW & JM Phillips was bought by SS Stoiche.
The Phillips’ operation also saw good money for a single Angus steer at 340kg which sold to Forrest Downs for 270c/kg and $918 to top steer values in the Primaries yarding.
Lightweight bulls reached $795 and 300c/kg in this section of the sale, when JD & JP Hettner sold a 265kg Murray Grey to Vulcan Downs.
Moving on, the Landmark team yarded 23 head at auction, reaching a top price of 298c/kg for a pen of five Charolais steers from DJ & EAD Mildenhall, which averaged 380kg and cost Forrest Downs $1132/head.
Forrest Downs also went to 280c/kg for some Limousin cross heifers and steers, with three heifers averaging 363kg and costing $1017, while the two steers averaged 345kg and cost $966.
WMP operated on a number of pens, paying a top of 240c/kg and $1356 for a single Charolais steer from DJ & EAD Mildenhall weighing 565kg and a top dollar per head price of $1895 for a single Angus bull which tipped the scales at 1030kg from WD & IM Phillips & Son at 184c/kg.
The Elders yarding reached just 12, mostly consisting of bulls with WMP and Livestock Shipping Services (LSS) buying most between them.
Prices in the Elders yarding topped at 280c/kg paid for a single Angus bull weighing 310kg from ID Muir, fetching $868, paid by LSS, while a pen of two Angus cows from D & MC Bevan reached 184c/kg and $1168 when WMP outlaid the sum.
Steer values reached 220c/kg and $1133 for a single Angus weighing 515kg from D Cassettai, also bought by WMP.