Myrtleford sale prices hold firm

PLENTY OF INTEREST: Buyers and sellers cast an eye over the offerings at Friday’s sale. PHOTOS: Justin Jenvey

PAUL and Scollard Myrtleford’s Annual Spring Cattle Sale was better than predicted last Friday, according to Paul and Scollard stock agent Dan Ivone.

“With the prime market cattle prices dropping over the last two weeks leading in to the sale I was expecting our market to follow suit but it didn’t which was good,” Mr Ivone said.

“The yarding was probably down a bit on last year’s numbers due to our season being pretty good up to now with a lot of the cattle having gone out to prime markets and feed lots earlier.”

Mr Ivone said the condition of the cattle was very good and resulted in most sales staying local with agents from Wangaratta, Wodonga and Corryong showing good support.

The sale figures for the auction where 95 cows and calves for an average price of $1168, 10 joined cows at an average of $810, 408 steers for an average of $761 and 231 heifers for an average of $543.

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