Prices eased at the Camperdown F1 female sale on Friday, January 4, compared to those paid at the 2018 sale.
Peter McConachy from agents Charles Stewart said the sale, which yarded 1462 head, still achieved good prices overall.
He said the top price for joined F1 heifers was $2000, which went to Rhonda Alexander from South Purrumbete.
Camperdown Stock Agents Association president Tim Healey said the prices at Friday’s sale were comparable to those paid at the Warrnambool F1 female sale on December 28.
Mr Healey said temperatures got to about 40 degrees at the sale which made it extremely hot but demand was still solid from buyers.
He said buyers came from Gippsland and northern Victoria as well as local areas.
Mr McConachy said the top pen of heifers made $1925, sold by Graham and Marilyn Sutherland of Larpent.
The sale included a good yarding of 150 heifers and calves, with a top price of $1950 being gained at least twice, he said.
Unjoined F1 Angus Friesan unjoined heifers topped at $1280.
Mr McConachy said most of the unjoined heifers made between $1000-$1290.
Small unjoined heifers made from $500-$850.
At the F1 female sale in January, last year, pens of pregnancy tested in calf Angus-Friesian heifers, aged 2.5 years, made to $2550 per head while unjoined yearling-age heifer lots saw best sales soar to a top of $1800.
A highlight of the 2018 January F1 female sale was a consignment of specially prepared calved-out heifers making a sale high $2875 per each outfit to average $2775.