(BAYLISS) Barnawartha North, North Victoria Livestock Exchange. Premium Weaner sales at NVLX, Day 2 of sales.The North East and Riverina’s reputation as a top quality beef growing region has been reinforced through another successful start to the year at January’s feature weaner and female sales at Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange.
About 22,500 head, worth $30 million,changed hands during the seven sales between January 5 and 20.
Over the fourdays of weaner markets at NVLX 19,970 cattle were sold for $24,482,827, averaging $1225.98 per head while the three female marketssaw 2539 cattle sold for $4,783,770, averaging $2027.88 per head.
Albury Wodonga Stock Agents Association president Mark Breen said buyers came from all over to tap into the region’s quality.
““It was just enormous …they were fantastic yardings, terrific yards, and were supported very well,” Mr Breen said this week.
“Twentythousand weaners went through there in 10 days, it was brilliant.”
With nationalrestocking in full swing, it was little surprise interest would be high, and from day one the bidding was strong.
Corcoran Parker, Wodonga,principal Kevin Corcoran told Fairfax Media after the first day’s sale producers were more than happy.
“This has been a very successful sale, and reached above the expectations of most clients,” Mr Corcoran said at the time.
Producers from across the Riverina and as far away as the Gippsland offered pens at NVLX.
Mr Breen, who is with Landmark, said while return buyers were active it was the region’s reputation that attracted such a wide interest.
“Quality oversees the whole thing,” he said.
“We don’t struggle for quality in this part of the world and people know that.
“We had a lot of northern buyers and a couple of times the southern fellas turned up.
“On the second weaner sale we also had quite a bit of Tasmanian competition, it was well supported.”
The success of the January sales augurs well for Beef Week, which started on Friday and will move into the region next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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