More than 10,000 young cattle will go under the auctioneer’s hammer at the annual Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange Blue Ribbon sales in coming weeks.
Corcoran Parker will open the selling at 10.30am on Wednesday, January 3 – their first stand alone sale during the premier January sales at Barnawartha.
The Wodonga-based agents will also host their own coloured weaner and grown cattle sale on January 10.
“We’re pretty proud of having these two fixtures,” Corcoran Park director Kevin Corcoran posted ahead of Christmas.
“After 25 years of premier sales in cooperation with Elders and Landmark, we’ve had to split these two sales, I’m sure it will go very well and we have the total support of our client base.”
About 3000 Angus weaners will be offered on January 3, with a further 2500 mixed and grown weaners on January 10.
An opening day feature includes 500 EU accredited steers, from 9 to 11 months, from Davilak Pastoral’s self replacing Angus herd at Mansfield. Deepdale and Seaton Park Enterprises, Tallarook, have listed 150 nine-month weaned steers.
Independent agents sale will follow on January 4, followed by the Elders and Landmark Angus sales on Friday, January 5.
Mr Corcoran said in his post the decision to stand alone was not made lightly.
“Splitting our premier sale away from our co-agents Elders and Landmark (came) after careful consideration,” he said.
“Increased numbers coming to us from local breeders and the interest in this premier sale obviously left us with no choice.
“For presentation and display of our clients’ cattle, everyone gets a fair go … There’s no sales on the day prior so it gives us adequate time to present our cattle for the intending buyers.”
This first week of sales is the “Blue Ribbon” Angus steers and heifers, with the following week designated to “Blue Ribbon”, Hereford-European and British cross calves.
Sales on both weeks run over three days.
Wodonga agents will also offer a good yarding of F1 females, from noon on Wednesday, January 17, and then the beef breeds female sale, starting at 10:30am, on January 18.