Dairy sale averages $2420
A multi-vendor sale at Shepparton in early June saw strong demand for good dairy cows.
The sale achieved a 100 per cent clearance rate with 157 cows and an average of $2420.
Four different vendors had cattle at the sale — two of which were complete dispersal sales of autumn-calving cows.
Held at Shepparton Regional Saleyards, the event achieved a top price of $2900, achieved by both Lot 1 and Lot 14.
Northern Victoria Livestock and Real Estate livestock agent Travis Thompson said the four vendors were all “extremely happy” with the prices.
“The cattle went everywhere — to Camperdown, Wagga Wagga, Finley, Murrabit and, of course, locally too,” Mr Thompson said.
Arryanne Farms from Nanneella was dispersing its autumn-calving cows so the owners could take a couple of months’ break.
The vendor had 51 head at the sale and it was their cattle who reached the $2900 top price twice and averaged $2550.
A. and B. Pangrazio also sold off their autumn calvers to make room for a holiday, selling 37 cows to a top of $2700 to average $2550.
Oakdale Dairies from Longwarry, near Warragul, was not dispersing the herd but instead offered a run of 56 Oakdale cows to buyers — top price $2600, average $2300.
Retiring farmers C. and D. Davies from Invergordon sold 13 dry cows — the majority Aussie Red crosses who were all in-calf to a Shorthorn bull — which averaged $2000.