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LIVESTOCK | 1 November 2010

AuctionsPlus delivers record cattle prices and meets demand from the east

On Wednesday, 27 October, Landmark conducted an outstanding cattle sale on behalf of vendors Lanstal Park, using the AuctionsPlus method of sale.

Landmark’s south-west livestock agent Chris Waddingham said both the prices and interest in the 1536 cattle leading up to the sale were phenomenal.

“The prices achieved per kilo were some of the best I have ever seen,” he said.

“The majority of the cattle went to the eastern states, with three lines remaining in WA.

“The values received for the cattle are reflective of the demand from the eastern states for WA cattle.”

Mr Waddingham said the use of AuctionsPlus was about thinking “outside the square” to achieve the best prices for his client and take advantage of the seasonal conditions in the east.

“I lost count of the amount of phone calls I received from the eastern states prior to the sale,” he said.

“It was a very workable medium and at the current moment is the best way to market local cattle for potential buyers from the east.”

Commercial livestock manager Damian Halls said that steers made 220c-234c/kg, heifers made 193-206 c/kg and cows $735-$740 per head.

“The sales results speak for themselves; consider the success of this sale for Lanstal Park and earlier in the month the sale of 1500 cattle out of the Kimberley and you can clearly see AuctionsPlus is proving to be a viable alternative to combat the drought in WA and take advantage of the demand in the eastern states for WA cattle,” he said.

For the Lanstal Park sale, as quoted by AuctionsPlus, 66 buyers logged into the sale, two-thirds from the eastern states. On conclusion 42% went to SA, 19% to Victoria, 8% to NSW and 31% stayed in WA.

For more information, contact Eric Broad on 0429 990 238

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