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SIMMENTAL SALES REPORT MAY/JUNE 2015

Feeder Steers top $3/kg at Naracoorte.

An outstanding draft of 68 March-April 2014 drop Simmental –Angus steers from the Baker Group-Woonallee, illness Furner, ambulance were the pace setters averaging $1122.

This included the sale’s $1150 top-priced pen – 23 steers weighing 384kg – which sold to Thomas Foods International.

The Baker Group also sold 14 Simmental – Hereford heifers, 305kg, at $810kg to TFI, equating to $2.66k/kg.

Elder’s Naracoorte manager Tom Dennis said there were many favourable comments on the quality of the Baker Group‘s Simmental – Angus steers, especially their presentation in forward condition despite a tough summer. “They have made 10c/kg on average more than we probably thought” he said.

In February 150 sisters of the March / April 2014 drops sold between $3.18 – $3.55 / kg on Auction Plus – an exceptional result.

Mr Dennis said a trial three years ago at Charlton feedlot of their regular suppliers had proved the performance of the Baker Group & Woonallee bloodlines, which achieved the highest daily weight gain and red meat yield results.

Baker Group cattle manager Deon Chester said: “Their sisters have been going to repeat buyers for years, so it is good to see the same feedlot buyers appreciating the cattle too. It shows the breeding program is working”.

At the same sale MacBod Pty, Ltd sold 9 368kg Angus-Black Simmental heifers at $910, while their seconds, 18 at 252kg made $675.

Two pens of MacBod Pty Ltd’s steers hit the top $3/kg mark, one weighing 262kh and the other 225kg.

Source : Catherine Millar, Stock & Land June 4th 2015.

YEA WEANER SALE

Web Black Simmentals, Glenburn, sold 92 Black Simmental steers of a young age from $500 – $750 with some being backgrounded for later grain feeding.

Source : Peter Kostos Stock & Land June 4th 2015.

AUTUMN WEANER SALE BAIRNSDALE

Ripplebrook Simmentals, Gil Raynor’s pen of Simmental – Red Angus steer weaners aged 8 months weighing 285 kg sold for $770/head at a price of $2.74/kg. This was 42% better than the same sale in 2014.