COWS with calves sold to a top of $3200 at the Dungog store cattle sale last Saturday.
Dillon and Sons livestock agent Kel Sullivan, Dungog, said the sale yarded 312 head of cattle, which sold to a full clearance of buyers.
“Quality and condition of cattle was good and the market trend was $50 to $100 dearer than recent sales around the Hunter Valley,” Mr Sullivan said.
“Buyers came from Tillagra, Maitland, Singleton and from the local area to attend the sale.”
Mr Sullivan said weaner steers, 132 head, six to 10 months, sold from $600 to $1090, while grown steers, 54 head, 20 months to two and a half years, sold from $1375 to $1500, to average $1444.
Weaner heifers, 38 head, seven to 10 months, sold from $630 to $720, while joined heifers, 21 head, sold from $900 to $1150 and pregnancy-tested-in-calf (PTIC) heifers, 39 head, sold from $1050 to $1200.
Cows with calves, 28 head, sold from $1175 to the sale top of $3200.
Craig Lee, “Prospect,” Hinton, sold 21 Angus weaner steers, 10 months, for a top of $1090 to Peter Bonominc, Millers Forest.
Handall Pastoral Company, “Chads Creek,” Halton, sold 13 Angus cross weaner steers to a top of $1050 to Borambil Past Co, Cassilis.
Wallabool Angus, Wallarobba, sold 12 joined Angus heifers to a top of $1150, to Tim Bland, Dungog.
Jim Tickle, “Sugarloaf,” Dungog, sold three Angus young cows with calves to the sale top of $3200 to Jeff Lowrey, Tillagra.
The sale was conducted by Dillon and Sons, Dungog.