By Tom Collins
TORONTO — An Angus beef female sold for $32,000 at the Royal Elite All Breeds beef sale at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on Nov. 3, a six-year high for the sale.
EXAR Penny 7770 was purchased by Running Steady Ranch at Lloydminster, Alta. and Nielson Land & Cattle at Craik, Sask.
Four other Angus cattle sold for at least $10,000. GF Queenette 24F was tied for the second-highest priced beef animal at $14,000, and was purchased by Premier Livestock at Milverton in Western Ontario.
A Simmental female also sold for $14,000. XCEL Sheeza Sapphire 402F was purchased by RK Livestock at Moorefield in Wellington County for $14,000.
The 64 live lots for all breeds averaged $5,928, led by the 23 Angus lots at $7,598.
One animal, a Limousin heifer called Balamore Freda 810f, was purchased by a buyer in Australia for $7,400. Getting it to Australia would require putting the animal in with a shipment of cattle on a chartered ship or plane.