A smaller than anticipated yarding of 1368 head sold to a strong field of buyers at the monthly store sale at the CTLX.
Clements & McCarthy selling agent James Hagney, Bathurst, said the market had remained reasonably strong despite the season.
“The steers sold very well, overall it was certainly cheaper than we saw at last months sale, but it has held up pretty well considering the conditions we have had,” he said.
Mr Hagney said that once again the sale had included a good number of buyers from the south of the state and Victoria.
“Most of the competition came from the south. They have had a good season down there, and we have seen them at the last few sales,” he said.
The sale consisted mainly of weaner cattle, with yearling and grown cattle in very short supply.
Pregnancy-tested in-calf heifers and cows were in reasonable numbers, while cow and calf units were in limited supply.
Weaner steers sold from $600 to $1120 a head, with the weaner heifers making between $300 and $955.
The 50 yearling heifers on offer sold from $840 to $1150.
The small run of PTIC heifers earnt from $910 to $1100.
The PTIC cows on offer ranged in price from $800 to $1400.
Cows with calves less than two months old sold from $900 to a top of $1685, cows with calves between two and four months made from $1575, with the top Angus units making $2250.
Full report in The Land, August 17.