ANGUS heifer weaners sold to $542 and Herefords to $491 at Landmark's sale at Casterton today.
With no pens of cattle over 350kg liveweight and no Euros, auctioneer Greg Bright said buying strength was restricted, with Landmark Global Exports and restocking demand from south-east South Australia and south-west Victoria underpinning the sale, along with limited inquiry from Hardwicks, the Princess Royal feedlot and Ovens Junction.
Landmark yarded 900 heifers after 200 were withdrawn before the sale.
The best Angus heifers sold mostly from $450 to $520 or from 150c/kg to 161c/kg or $517 for Tora Downs 16 321kg heifers.
The Tait family's 23 Angus heifers, 339kg, sold for $160c/kg or $542 to the Princess Royal feedlot. Other 250kg to 300kg Angus and Angus cross heifers sold from 130c/kg to 153c/kg.
Mr Broad said the top Hereford heifers made mostly from $390 to $482 or from 140c/kg to 163c/kg for Woodside's 17 296kg heifers.
Glenside topped the Herefords with 18 336kg heifers that sold for 146c/kg or $491. Lighter Hereford heifers sold for 130c/kg to 141c/kg.
"It was as expected. The bigger runs sold OK," Mr Bright said.
"It was a bit like the steer job - the lighter they got the harder they were to shift.
"I think we got out of it alright."