STORE CATTLE REPORT
Most grades were represented in a yarding of 1,420 store cattle.
There were good numbers of steer and heifer weaners yarded with some
very good quality lines along with some plainer types.
There was also some very good quality cows and cows and calves yarded along with some good pens of PTIC heifers. There was a good crowd on hand with solid support coming from central tablelands buyers along with very strong competition from locals.
The steer weaners were dearer selling from $360 for very young Angus calves to $1,300/head for good quality Angus steers.
The 600c mark was achieved on a number of occasions while the better heavier weaners sold from 315c for plain crossbreds to 445c/kg for the better quality British bred steers. The heifer weaners sold from $490 for very young Angus calves to $1,145/head for good quality Charolais heifers.
A top pen of Charolais cross heifers PTIC sold for $1,596 while the balance of the PTIC heifers sold from $1,160 for Bos Indicus cross heifers to $1,550/head for Angus heifers.
The best of the cows and calves were a line of Angus cows with their first calf at foot.
They sold for $2,780 while the balance of the cows and calves sold from $1,030 for rough crossbreds to $,2730/unit for more Angus units.
The PTIC cows topped at $1,980 while the balance of the PTIC cows sold from $1,370 to $1,700/head.
Two lots of dry cows in very forward condition sold for $1,530 and $1680/head.
(Article course: Meat and Livestock Australia)