At the monthly Braidwood cattle sale last Friday a yarding of 755 mixed quality cattle met with strong competition.
WJ Gibbs and Co, Braidwood, agent Jacob Rayner noted the Braidwood district has suffered a “tough winter to date”, but the “majority of the yarding was made up of forward store cattle.”
“There was a limited number of crop finished cattle although the limited number sold to strong butcher competition,” Mr Rayner said.
“There was also strong competition on the line up of heavy to middle weight cows.”
Light store steers sold to a top of 4.80c/kg at 170kg for Landmark Braidwood although W.J. Gibbs & Co got the money at 4.64c/kg for 10 Ang Steers 216kg returning $1,003.
Feedlot steers sold to a top of 4.01c/kg with 25 steers weighing 347kg for Hindmarsh & Harton.
Also Hindmarsh and Harton’ 23 320kg Heifers topping out at 3.92c/kg.
Elders Cleary McDowell had the pick of the cows and calves making $2,240 for 11x12 5-8yr old cows with 2 month old calves at foot.
All Braidwood agents operated in conjunction during the regular sale.