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Landmark’s Great Southern Special Female cattle sale had the laneways packed with buyers last week at the Great Southern Regional Saleyard in Mt Barker.

Auctioneer Harrry Carroll said it was awesome to see prices reach to a top of $1380 for PTIC-cross heifers as offered by regular vendor RG Woodward, of Narrikup.

Greg Woodward’s pen of eight Angus and Friesian-cross heifers were up by $420 a head on last year’s sale top price.

Regular buyers JC & VG Williams, of Denmark, were the successful bidders on the 2.5-year-old sale toppers. So buoyant was the sale that well over half the pens sold above last year’s $980 top price.

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Kim Gandy, of Gandy Timbers, Manjimup, offered and sold to the sale’s equal second top-price of $1320 a pen of six pure Angus heifers which were PTIC to a bull at the Gandy family’s Diamond Tree stud.

The pen was bought by Lester Fawcett, of Williams.

Another Angus stud to sell PTIC heifers was the Muir family’s Mordallup, of Manjimup, selling to a top of $1220 for a pen of 11 to LN & JP Black.

Warren Forbes, of Dundeal Holdings, Narrikup, offered 102 PTIC Angus heifers. A pen of 10 sold to the top of $1260 to Barry Panizza, of Albany.

A pen of 10 Willowbank PTIC Murray Grey cows sold to a top-price of $1220 in the cow section to NJ & SJ Day.

Gandy Timbers again sold well to the equal second top price of the sale for a pen of six PTIC Angus cows to Tim Croot, of Gingin.

A pen of 13 Angus and Friesian-cross unmated heifers from HD, AL & NJ Lindberg sold to a top of $920 to DJ & BE Bell.

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