Mixed feelings aboutF1 sale
Some producers were too stunned to comment on their sales, others accepted some good results with a smile.
Monday’s Leongatha sale was a F1 female sale comprising of 1496 calved, PTIC and unjoined heifers.
Producers selling F1 females, Monday, watched the first sale of the day and could have expected a solid sale.
M&L Schwennsen, Poowong, offered two Angus-Friesian heifers of smaller stature with good quality Limousin calves at foot. Selling for $2520 put all buyers on notice.
Mindarra Park, Benalla, was next offering nine Angus-Friesian heifers with Limousin CAF, 2-4 weeks. These were part of a consignment of 49 calved F1 heifers, and this first pen topped the sale, making $2550.
However, from there on it varied greatly.
The balance of the Mindarra Park heifers sold from $1925-$2475, the higher price here was for four Charolais-Friesian and Red Angus-Friesian heifers and calves.
Brain & Thorson, Poowong, sold 15 Angus-Fresians with quality Limousin CAF, 4-6 months, for $2400.
While individual sales of each vendors lot was cheaper, later into the sale, some sales were poor.
JD&EA Keogh, Foster, offered 36 Angus-Friesian heifers with CAF 1-2 weeks. The first pen made $2075, but the balance sold from $1340-$1400.
A similar story can be told of the PTIC heifers, most of which were February and March calving, many on the point of calving.
RW Bruce, Leongatha, sold a total of 73 Angus-Friesian heifers, 2.5 years, very well grown, and on the point of calving.
The line up sold to $2325, for an average of $2110 which was a good result.
Mindarra Park sold 49 PTIC heifers to a top of $2400, which was the top price.
B&G Paisley, Wonthaggi, offered 18 Angus-Friesian heifers, by stud Bravington bulls, PTIC to Limousin, which sold from $1900-$2200. These were very good heifers with plenty of weight and condition.
JP O’Loughlin, Berry’s Creek, sold 80 Angus-Friesians to $2010, the balance from $1570-$1910.
These, and the next vendor, JD&EA Keogh, have been selling F1 females for a long time.
The 54 heifers of the Keogh family only sold from $1480-$1700, which was a disappointing sale.
Some sales of younger heifers were mostly between $1325 and $1625, although a couple of sales were below $1000.
J&L Manicaro, Kardella South, offered 19 very good quality heifers, which topped the un-joined section at $1550.
SP Dunlop sold 10 Hereford-Friesian heifers for $1375, and G&K Davison, 12 Hereford-Flec/Friesain cross heifers to $1350.
A good example of the balance of heifers was Harliza Park, who sold 44 heifers, 13-15 months, from $1000-$1150, and 69 younger heifers from $500-$775.