WEANER heifers sold to subdued prices at Elders Casterton's sale today.
Prices, although disappointing for vendors, were firm to slightly dear in places on the Hamilton weaner market the day before. The sale yarded 1200 head.
Hereford heifers, weighing 280-320kg, averaged 132-140c/kg, while Angus averaged 145c/kg.
The top price was achieved by Glenn and Wendy Kerr's West Ridge Angus, making $542 or 155c/kg for 18 350kg heifers.
They were bought by Nampara Pastoral, Penola and Robe, South Australia.
The top Herefords were Poll Herefords, bred by Geoff and Bill Lambert, Taronga, Paschendale, to Marc Greening, Injemira, NSW.
They fetched 149c/kg for a pen of 27 300kg heifers, or $447.
Bill Lambert said this price was considerably lower than last year's. Last year his tops made 224c/kg.
Buyers included local restockers like Nampara, Ogilvie feedlot as well as Charlton feedlot and Landmark Global Exporters.