Livestock

Strong beef sale outcome

By Alana Christensen

Witherswood Angus has registered a complete female dispersal after the Taminick stud’s stock was snapped up at its October 19 sale.

A total of 447 lots went up for sale with 441 lots sold during the auction for an average of $4628, and the remaining passed-in lots sold quickly after the sale.

B. and M. Duncan from East Seaham in NSW were volume buyers on the day, purchasing a total of 57 lots.

NSW buyers were well represented at the sale, with Eastwest Angus based in Upper Bingara also purchasing 29 lots.

A number of cows and calves will head across Victoria’s western border, with South Australian stud Granite Ridge Angus in Kingston purchasing 19 lots.

Local stud Killawarra Pastoral, based in Wangaratta, also purchased 14 lots. Local buyers were well represented on the day with Corowa, Swanpool, Rochester, Toolamba, Seymour and Tongala purchasers among the buyers.

A total of 253 Angus cows and calf couplings were the biggest sellers on the day with 253 selling for an average of $5652 and a top price of $38000.

John Woodruff, who owns Witherswood Angus with his wife Joan, said the final result was ‘‘excellent’’.

‘‘We had a lot of buyers from all over — South Australia, NSW — it was a great turnout,’’ he said.