Weaner bull sales finish on a high at Dannevirke

Sinclair Bros received $590/head for these white-faced heifers.
Sinclair Bros received $590/head for these white-faced heifers.

Prices returned to early season highs in the final PGG Wrightson's weaner bull sale at Dannevirke on January 30.

A small yarding of 323 stock was keenly sought after with the first pen of Friesians selling for $615/head setting the tone. The average price was $565 with only two pens dropping slightly below $500/head.

These Murray-Grey crosses from Wittenham Partnership sold for $575/head.
These Murray-Grey crosses from Wittenham Partnership sold for $575/head.

The pattern was repeated with the beef weaners the top price of $625/head being shared by PF and HS Sturt and Sinclair Brothers. Prices ranged down to one pen at $505/head and averaged $565/head.

Beef cross heifers were popular also.

A large yarding — almost half the sale — sold for an average of $530/head, the top going to DB and KA Pedley of $645/head.

These white-faced bull crosses from GR and C Bennett sold for close to the top price at $620/head.
These white-faced bull crosses from GR and C Bennett sold for close to the top price at $620/head.

A small yarding of older stock did not quite meet vendor expectations, eight yearling bulls going for $1130/head, six two-year steers reaching $1055/head and five two-bulls only making $860/head.

Next at the saleyards will be the Cattle Fair on February 8.

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