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Weaner sales bucked the prime cattle trend last week, with some averaging as much as $100 a head dearer than sales in recent weeks.
Values may have slipped slightly, but weaners at the Armidale Powerhouse sale found homes in Queensland, Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands, Hunter Valley and Gunnedah regions.
The weaners may have been lighter than past years, but top lines still sold for as much as $1130 a head at Carcoar weaner sale.
The bulk of the yarding were weaner steers and heifers which overall were in good condition considering the dry season across the Central Tablelands.
Despite the extreme dry conditions weaner and breeding stock sold to a firm market at Elders Gunnedah's special sale on Thursday.
Rain in Queensland and scattered rain in the state's north pushed demand for stock upwards at Dubbo store cattle sale on Friday.