Prices at cattle sale smash records, signalling better times ahead
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HATS OFF: AWN livestock auctioneer Ryan Hussey (right) was animated in his technique when selling record priced pens of cattle at the Wangaratta Livestock Exchange on Friday. PHOTO: Steve Kelly

STORE cattle at Wangaratta’s latest sale have enticed the highest bidding in the history of the local saleyards’ existence.

Auctioneers were energetic with the bidding in front of a buoyant crowd dominated by local producers looking to buy in new stock.

The top price for steers was $1810 for 465kg beasts, the highest for heifers was $1650 for a pen of 450kg average, and the best in the cows and calves returned $3000.

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