Dairy sale averages $2420

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Lot 1 achieved the top price of $2900 (as did Lot 14). She was a first lactation Friesian-cross from Arryanne Farms at Nanneella. All four Friesian cows after her sold for $2800. Photo by Daneka Hill

A multi-vendor sale at Shepparton in early June saw strong demand for good dairy cows.

The sale achieved a 100 per cent clearance rate with 157 cows and an average of $2420.

Four different vendors had cattle at the sale — two of which were complete dispersal sales of autumn-calving cows.

Held at Shepparton Regional Saleyards, the event achieved a top price of $2900, achieved by both Lot 1 and Lot 14.

Northern Victoria Livestock and Real Estate livestock agent Travis Thompson said the four vendors were all “extremely happy” with the prices.

“The cattle went everywhere — to Camperdown, Wagga Wagga, Finley, Murrabit and, of course, locally too,” Mr Thompson said.

Arryanne Farms from Nanneella was dispersing its autumn-calving cows so the owners could take a couple of months’ break.

The vendor had 51 head at the sale and it was their cattle who reached the $2900 top price twice and averaged $2550.

A. and B. Pangrazio also sold off their autumn calvers to make room for a holiday, selling 37 cows to a top of $2700 to average $2550.

Oakdale Dairies from Longwarry, near Warragul, was not dispersing the herd but instead offered a run of 56 Oakdale cows to buyers — top price $2600, average $2300.

Retiring farmers C. and D. Davies from Invergordon sold 13 dry cows — the majority Aussie Red crosses who were all in-calf to a Shorthorn bull — which averaged $2000.

Friesians dominated the sale, but there was also three Brown Swiss, two Red Holsteins, seven Jersey and eight Aussie Red/Aussie Red-cross alongside a number of crossbreds. Photo by Daneka Hill