The Casterton Saleyards has maintained its title as one of the region’s premier selling centres following a record-breaking summer selling season.
More than 6,100 cattle were sold over three sales in the first week of January in Casterton, amounting to an impressive $8.8 million of total gross cattle sold. This figure has put Casterton as the third highest selling centre across Victoria for 2021, with total gross sales 90 per cent higher than other large regional cities such as Colac and Wangaratta.
Furthermore, record breaking averages were also recorded across the January sales, with prices up $550 to $700 on average from 2020.
Casterton Saleyards Manager Dean Munro applauded the results, citing 2021 as one of the strongest starts to the new year the Saleyards had ever seen.
“These excellent results are testament to ongoing favorable conditions for our South West farmers, with higher than average summer rainfalls, and the dedicated selling agents who go above and beyond to make the Casterton Saleyards a premier selling centre,” he said.
“The record success of 2021 also continues the long-term tradition of some of the highest prices achieved across the region, with buyers recognizing the quality by securing some of the most sought after and best bred livestock in Australia.”