Great prices at September Manitoulin Livestock sale

ASSIGINACK—There were 40 steers and 95 heifers offered for sale at the September 19 edition of the Manitoulin Livestock Exchange (MLE) in Assiginack.

The sale saw mostly yearlings off grass and some good Charolais cross calves.

The day also acted as a herd dispersal sale for Erling Size which attracted a large crowd despite the inclement weather.

Mr. Size’s 12 Charolais cows, bred two to four months, fetched between $2,700 and $3,600 while the two bred heifers saw a price of $3,600. Three cows with calves were also sold as part of the dispersal, ranging from $2,800 to $3,250. Good Charolais and Hereford calves sold at a price of $3.50 to $3.65/pound for steers, and $2.90 and $3.30/pound for heifers.

“We had lots of new buyers thanks to Ed Ferguson, Dave McCauley, Morris Hore, Mike Wright, the Greenman brothers, Erwin Martin, Ed Ayerhart of Hanover and Dale Pallister of Dundalk,” said Dave McDowell, MLE co-proprietor.

In the regular sale, the following prices were seen for steers: 800-900 pounds, $2,000 to $2,235; 700 to 799 pounds, $1,800 to $1,900; 600 to 699 pounds, $1,680 to $2,030; 500 to 599 pounds, $1,600 to $2,000; and 400 to 499 pounds, $1,580.

Heifers were sold for the following prices: 800 to 899 pounds, $1,775; 700 to 799 pounds, $1,775 to $1,830; 600 to 699 pounds, $1,760; 500 to 599 pounds, $1,675; and 400 to 499 pounds, $1,480 to $1,500.

The next sale for the MLE will be Saturday, November 7.