QUALITY determined prices at Landmark Ballarat's annual weaner sale today.But the market was on par with last week's sale with grown steers selling up to $940 and weaner steers to $715.
The yarding of 4100 cattle was significantly bigger than the 3500 advertised due to some producers off-loading extra stock due to the further declining season.
All of the big processors were active, including T&R and Sundown, while a Landmark Leongatha agent bought 500 steers to take back to Gippsland.
The Springs sold a pen of nine Angus steers, 20 to 22 months old, Te Mania blood, 548kg for the top price of $940.
The best presented pen of weaners was 25 Angus steers, Pathfinder blood, 369kg sold by John Kinley from Lake Bolac for $670.
However, the next pen beat them in price. The 30 Angus steers, 368kg were sold by Vin Richards for $715 to Hopkins River Beef.
Light steer weaners were in high demand with pens making from 200c/kg up to 215c/kg.
Unjoined heifers were also well sought by meat processors and commission buyers, with most selling from $530 to the top of $800.