THE famed roan mountain heifers stole the show in the final leg of the high country sales at Omeo today, fetching $1000 a head.While the roan heifers were in demand, the best of the steers made $880, and the sale seemed to lack the enthusiasm of this morning's Ensay yarding.
The Faithfull family of Omeo's 10 heifers with an estimated weight of 340kg or 294c/kg was the highest price of the four Elders high country sales which wrapped up this afternoon.
Behind the elevated prices were repeat buyers including the Fletcher family from Holbrook who paid the next best price of $975 for 18 Roan heifers from JW and GJ Crisp of Omeo.
The lead pen of the Faithfull’s Hereford heifers sold for $900.
These were the standout prices in a sale which seemed to lack the price consistency for steers seen at Ensay sale earlier in the day which topped at $935 and had eight pens over $800.
The best steers at Omeo sold to $880 for eight Herefords from Bill Flannagan and Simon Lawlor.
Mr Lawlor said the steers weighed an average of 440kg on farm so made approximately 200c/kg.
“The sales been a bit flat to be honest, but maybe we were expecting a bit too much,” Mr Lawlor said.