QUALITY drove the price for steers and females at the 19th annual Mudgee Angus Breeders Association sale today where the 1100 head yarding attracted some 100 buyers and enthusiasts resulting in steers topping at $1325 and PTIC heifers at $1760 a head.
Cows with calves in limited supply sold from $1610 to $2000 while unjoined heifers ranged in price from $700 to $1120.
Twenty-two producers offered 721 steers in good forward condition sold firm to slightly dearer than on current prices and ranged in price from $700 to $1325.
Top pen of five Angus and Angus/Limousin cross steers od February to April 2015 drop averaging in weight at 451 kilograms, bred by Geoff and Judy Channon, “Bowness”, Mudgee, was purchased by Killara Feedlot, Quirindi. who also paid $1200 for the Channon’s second pen of 20 yard weaned steers of Kidman and Clearday Park blood.
Three pens totalling 20 cows with calves topped at $2000 for five units with cows of Karoo blood from Jeff Clark, “Glen West”, Portland, on the first calves (4-5 months) and rejoined to an Ayrvale bull.
Champion pen of the show, a draft of 14 PTIC heifers rising two years of Coffin Creek blood and joined to Coffin Creek bulls bred by Jamie and Sarah Inglis, “Havilah East”, Mudgee, was bought by Bruce and Lynne Lewis, “Rob Roy”, Gulgong.
Unjoined heifers topping at $1120 was a pen of 11 Angus/Shorthorn cross by Pine Creek bulls, 20 months, bred by the McDermott and Davies families, “Ourgunya”, Wollar, purchased by Dunedoo district restockers.