PTIC Angus cows topped the Dubbo store cattle market at $1630 a head while PTIC heifers made to $1525 last Friday.
The yarding of 3100 head attracted close to 1500 steers and 1300 heifers, 200 cows and 100 cows with calves and a large crowd of buyers, although most lots returned to Dubbo and surrounding region restockers with some buying from Coonamble and also South Gippsland, Victoria.
PT Lord Dakin’s Paul Dakin said the dearer sale followed the offering of good runs of one mark breeder cattle that commanded premiums.
“It’s the biggest line up of pregnancy tested cows we have seen here for quite some time,” he said.
“The good prices represented good value on the improved market for all categories so they probably were the best value for buyers.”
Elders Dubbo livestock manager, Martin Simmons said he thought the cattle on hand were “probably almost as good as it gets”.
“The weaner steer market was making 400cents per kilogram live, if not a fraction better in places and this had a very good flow-on effect into the weaner heifer market,” Mr Simmons said.
Steer weaners increased in value by upwards of $100 on the last sale selling from $310 to $1150 to average $800 or 360c/kg.
Weaner heifers were $20 dearer selling from $360 to $875 averaging $636.
Yearling steers $660 to $1250 to average $1004 while older heifers ranged from $970to $1525.
PTIC cows sold from $700 to $1630 while cows with calves made from $1080 to $1920.
Hampshire Station, Merriwa, sold 70 Angus steers, 13 to 16 months to $1250 averaging $1165 and 115 Angus cows with the best PTIC to Eaglehawke bulls making $1630 while empty cows sold to $890, all averaging $1165.
Their heifers topped at $1035 to average $958.
Westella Grazing, Geurie, sold 17 Hereford steer weaners of Courallie blood, nine to 11 months, to $1090 while Alan Ryan, “Kinaculla”, Condobolin, sold 90 mixed sex Angus weaners, six to 10 months, topping
at $1050 for steers and $845 for heifers.
Buttsworth family,Taree, offered a large consignment of Angus and Hereford weaners, six to eight months, with Angus cross steers making to $950 and their sisters to $775.
Meadow Green, Warren, sold 135 Angus and Angus cross mixed sexes, seven to 10 months with steers making to $1000 and their sisters to $815.
The Coddington family, “Glenwood”, Dubbo, sold 55 Angus cows 3½ to 6½ years PTIC to Angus bulls sold at $1370 a head.
Colinta Holdings, Ulan, sold 80 Charbray heifers depastured to Angus bulls for $1420 a head.
Elabah Partnership, Stuart Town, sold 135 Angus cross heifers, five to seven months, from $530 to $745.