Prices remained firm for Kempsey’s weaner sale last Friday, hosted by Ray White, with 1300 head yarded and all but one pen sold, with volume buyer Scott Lawrence, East Gresford, trucking quite a few of the lighter calves south of the border.
Buyers took calves to the Hunter, the Richmond, Dorrigo and local.
A heavy Brangus, 385kg topped the sale making $1394 but lighter Angus came close, with a pen at 317kg making 382.2c/kg to realise $1212. Charolais cross out of Hereford/Brahman mothers were also well rewarded with the champion pen, from Peter Patterson, Austral Eden, weighing 278kg making 370.2c/kg to take home $1030.
Steers weighing 95kg to 200kg made 378c/kg to 446c/kg; 200kg to 245kg made 270c/kg to 412c/kg; 250kg to 300kg made 290c/kg to 388c/kg and 300kg to 385kg made 270c/kg to 382c/kg. Heifers weighing 300kg to 350kg made 258c/kg to 344c/kg; 250kg to 295kg made 290c/kg to 344c/kg; 200kg to 250kg made 298c/kg to 350c/kg; less than 200kg sold from 292c/kg to 348c/kg.
Heifers topped at $1158 for a champion pen of Charolais/Brahman off Kinchela weighing 336.5kg to make 344.2c/kg. Champion Angus heifers from Terry and Raelene Booth, Aldavilla, weighed 255kg to make 340.2c/kg realising $869.
Harry Hari, Forbes River, sold a pen of Herefords produced by his nieces Emma and Hanna Cutler, 198kg that made 376c/kg to realise $746. A pen of his black baldies somewhat heavier at 250kg, made 350c/kg to take home $893. A pen of red Brahmans 272kg sold for 336c/kg to return $916.