Pinjarra and Districts Weaners top $2434

By Jessica Whyte
December 21 2021 - 6:00am
Looking over some of the cattle in the sale were Michael Princi (left) and Michael Vizzari, Princi Butchers.

A TOP quality yarding at the 20th annual Pinjarra and Districts Weaner Sale at the Muchea Livestock Centre on December 10 saw values peak at $2434 and 482c/kg.

The Petricevich family, along with returning and first time vendors, yarded an outstanding line-up of heifers and steers, which drew in a sizeable crowd of both buyers and onlookers.

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Slightly more than advertised numbers were penned with a total of 1028 head of cattle up for sale.

This is also an increase on last year's numbers when 987 head was yarded.

The offering mostly consisted of Angus cattle with Charolais, Murray Grey and Euro cross breeds.

There was good competition during the sale from local and South West graziers, feedlotters from WA and South Australia (SA) and live exporters.

For the third consecutive year the sale incorporated the Muchea Livestock Centre's leg of the WA Charolais Society's 'Silver Calf' competition.

This year's competition was won by Bolinda Vale Grazing, Keysbrook, with a line of Charolais steers.

S & C Livestock auctioneer Brad Kammann had no trouble conjuring bids, with the sale grossing $1,909,015 for an overall average across all descriptions of $1857 per head.

Weaner steers sold from 482-688c/kg averaging 597c/kg, while weaner heifers sold for 502-620c/kg to average 554c/kg.

This year's top price per head honours went to Eddie Zambonetti bidding $2434 and 482c/kg for a pen of four Angus steers weighing 505kg, offered by Venn Pastoral Company.

Buyer David Roe (left), Benalong Grazing, Gingin and vendor George Gifford, GA & SA Gifford, Gingin. Mr Roe purchased a number of heifers during the sale and Mr Gifford offered a total of 46 steers and 22 heifers in the sale

A pen of eight Angus steers weighing 447kg also offered by Venn Pastoral Company, sold for $2393 at 536c/kg to Graeme Browne on behalf of a client.

Another line sold by Venn Pastoral Company made $2377 at 558c/kg paid by Barbaro Bros Quality Butcher for a pen of five Charolais cross steers weighing 426kg.

Later in the sale one Red Angus steer weighing 498kg sold for $2291 at 460c/kg to Mr Zambonetti from KM & SJ Williamson Trust.

Liveweight prices topped at 688c/kg and $1643, paid by AJ Neil for a pen of 16 Angus steers weighing 239kg, offered by D & WD Kelly.

AJ Neil purchased a pen of six Angus steers weighing 264kg for 664c/kg and $1755 from Rima Poultry Trust.

A high of 652c/kg and $1827 was paid by Nixon Bros for a pen of 10 Angus steers weighing 280kg offered by JH & JM Bates & Son.

Two different lines made 642c/kg.

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The first line was a pen of 14 Angus steers weighing 271kg sold by D & WD Kelly to Maywill Farms at 642c/kg and $1739.

The next pen sold for 642c/kg at $1867, paid by Caris Park Grazing Company and was for 12 Angus steers weighing 291kg from GA & SA Gifford.

Heifers were offered at the backend of the sale and topped at $2030 at 530c/kg for 11 Angus heifers weighing 383kg from Venn Pastoral Company and sold to Erindoon Farms.

WSD Agribusiness has been sponsoring WA Charolais Society competition for a number of years and offered a variety of giveaways with first time vendor in the sale Elle Craig (left), Allendale Farm, Bolgart, receiving some Zagro Zagrosol AD3E from Marcia Devenney, WSD Agribusiness.

A high of $2025 and 530c/kg for two Angus heifers weighing 382kg was offered by B & JE Barrett-Lennard and sold to Rodney Galati on behalf of a client.

Two Charolais cross heifers weighing 381kg sold for $1988 and 522c/kg from Bolinda Vale Grazing and sold to Erindoon Farms.

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A pen of 21 Angus heifers weighing 345kg from D Manning Family Trust made $1939 and 562c/kg selling to Mr Galati on behalf of the same client.

The next best price was $1894 and 568c/kg paid by Erindoon Farms for 12 Angus heifers weighing 334kg offered by Deepdale Farm.

Lightweight heifers peaked at 620c/kg and $1414 for nine Angus heifers weighing 228kg, offered by D & WD Kelly and sold to E & SJ Bett & Son.

Graeme Browne also purchased on behalf of another client securing a pen of nine Angus heifers weighing 264kg for 602c/kg at $1592, also from D & WD Kelly.

David Roe, Benalong Grazing Co secured a pen of 13 Angus heifers weighing 284kg, offered by Deepdale Farm for 594c/kg at $1688.

Mr Roe then purchased another pen from Deepdale Farm consisting of 19 Angus heifers weighing 302kg at 584c/kg and $1766.

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The S & C Livestock team during the sale at the Muchea Livestock Centre last Friday.

What the agent said:

S & C Livestock manager Phil Petricevich said the day was a great advertisement for the standard of cattle produced in the Peel, Midlands and Avon Valley regions.

"Vendors should be congratulated on what was an outstanding line-up of cattle from start to finish," Mr Petricevich said.

"Prices were very solid right the way through, with heavy cattle probably slightly stronger than the lighter cattle.

Thanks again to the Charolais Society committee and members who supported the Feature Show and Sale.

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"Thanks also to the sponsors who donated just over $4000 in goods and cash," he said.

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