There were 613 head yarded at Elders Harristown Saleyards on Monday. Due to quality of cattle on offer all export categories with quality trade and store cattle were firm. Plainer descriptions were easier.
Best bulls a/c SJ and DJ Welke, Goombungee, sold to 268.2c/kg to return $2561. Only aged bullocks were yarded selling to 251.2c with a couple of heavy bullocks returning $1830. Heavy steers a/c DK Ballon, Highland Plains, weighing 520kg sold to 305.2c to return $1587. No heavy heifers were yarded.
Best cows a/c Russell Campbell and family, Wellcamp, sold to 219.2c. Cull dairy cows sold to 204.2c to return $1327 a/c Joseph Keates. Trade steers a/c Rodney and Graham Hartwig weighing 421kg sold to 308.2c with companion heifers returning $1068.
Feeder steers suitable for the trade a/c GM and IM Huth, Millmerran, sold to 285.2c to return $912. Restocker steers a/c Neil and Clare Maddern, Emu Creek, sold to 265.2c to return $678.