STORE CATTLE REPORT
With up to 30mm plus of rain in most districts over the last couple of days
and the genuine cattle shortage it was only a small store sale in Dubbo. In light of this, those that were yarded were mostly very good quality with some top quality steer and heifer weaners along with some excellent cows and calves.
There was a good crowd of buyers with most cattle going to local and Central Tablelands buyers.
The steer weaners were considerably dearer selling from $625 for a couple of Friesans to $1,530/head for good quality Hereford calves. The good quality runs of Angus steer weaners sold from 720c to 800c with the lighter weight calves averaging 775c/kg.
Heifer weaners also sold to very strong competition selling from $600 for a couple of Brahman calves to $1,380/head for good quality Angus heifers.
The lighter Angus heifer calves sold from $970 to $1,100/head to average 610c while the heavier Angus calves over 200kg averaged 490c/kg.
The best of the cows and calves were a line of top quality 4 to 7 year old Angus cows with a very even drop of calves at foot. They sold for $3,500 while the seconds from the same consignment sold for $3,300/unit. The balance of cows and calves sold from $2,300 for plainer quality Hereford units up to $3,275/unit for large framed Murray Grey cows with good calves at foot.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)
The sale was conducted by Elders Limited, Nutrien Milling Thomas and PT Lord Dakin & Associates.