Confidence in quality Angus despite the dry season excited cattle producers to bid up during the Reiland Angus bull sale.
Raff Angus will return to showing cattle at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show, after four years off the scene.
The cattle market is still strong with reports from Cooma suggesting restockers are buying in anticipation of an early break on top of good rain in western Queensland.
With 3520 head yarded for March weaner sale at Inverell, C.L Squires and Co agent Robbie Block said they had some very good pens of cattle which are a lot heavier than previous years.
The sixth annual Virbac Weaner Challenge and weaner sale at Tamworth saw 3687 head yarded with values quoted as 'stronger than expected'.
A waning season on the top of the Northern Tablelands pressured producers into selling weaner calves before their desired weight but buyers from four states grabbed the chance for a well calculated punt at Glen Innes saleyards on Friday.
The tenth annual on-property sale for Rangan Charolais on account Graeme Cook and family saw 36 bulls sold to top price of $6750 and sale average of $4527.
Buyers from four states, Rockhampton in north to Tasmania supported the Powerhouse Gunnedah weaner sale.
A tough season and early offloading of premium Angus and Angus cross cattle swelled Tenterfield saleyards on Thursday but buyer presence provides good competition
Interstate whiteface studs were active at the 70th birthday bull and female sale on account the Locke family, Wirruna Poll Herefords, Holbrook