HAMILTON’S inaugural independent agents’ Euro weaner sale received accolades from buyers and sellers alike.
While the sale had a smaller crowd than previous weaner selling days, this was likely a result of the oppressive heat on the day.
LMB Linke’s Derek Morse said most of the people at the sale were genuine buyers and not there to socialise.
“The idea behind the dedicated Euro sale was to put enough weaners together to attract the specialist buyers,” Mr Morse said.
“They are a different breed and, rather than have them interspersed with British breed cattle, I think they present better and the success today vindicates that decision.
“The cattle were presented in very, very good order with a fair bit of weight on them, which extends to a fairly good price per head.”
The cattle went primarily to specialist Euro cattle fatteners in Gippsland and south east of South Australia.
“The sale went very well and we were pleasantly surprised with the prices,” Mr Morse said.
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, January 16, 2014