UPDATE: STEER weaners met solid interstate grass and feedlot demand to sell to $695 at Casterton today.In a yarding of 1545 steers by Ray White Keatley that was generally lighter than Naracoorte last Thursday, Euro cross steers made to $695, the best Angus sold to $691 and the Herefords topped at $673.
The 310kg to 410kg Angus and Euro cross steers generally sold from 170-181c/kg, and up to 182c/kg or about $609 for 48 334kg black weaners from Benara Pastoral Co.
Benara also sold 25 384kg Angus for 180c/kg or $691.
Condah Vew's 14 Charolais cross calves at 409kg, sold for 170c/kg to top the sale at $695. Black and Euro steers under 300kg made 172-175c/kg.
The 310kg-plus Hereford steers sold from 158-170c/kg, with the whiteface weaners under 300kg making 161-166c/kg.
The weighed heifers, 250kg to 360kg, sold from 151-166c/kg.
Condah Hills principl Peter Robertson sold Angus steers for up to $593 and reckoned prices were 30-40c/kg down on last year.
"The lighter cattle took a hiding, but the heavier stuff didn't do too bad."
Ray White Keatley principal Dale Keatley said he was happy tohave the Sundown Pastoral Co from Inverell operating on the good Angus calves and the Euro calves sold well.
Many well-finished heavy calves went to T&R Pastoral, supported by other feedlot orders from Mt Gambier and south-west Victoria, plus backgrounders from north-east Victoria, south-east South Australia, Bathurst and Yass.
"It is where it is; it is not raining and there is not a lot of feed about."