A SMALLER yarding of 1770 head sold to a strong market at Tamworth last Friday.
Younger cattle were slightly dearer, while cows and calves were firm to cheaper, despite good demand.
Weaner steers reached $1120 for Shorthorn steers from and yearling steers sold to $1300, up from $1370 at the previous sale.
Shorthorn and Limousin/Red Angus-cross heifers topped the weaners, making $1095, and yearling heifers reached $1530 for a line of outstanding Santa Gertrudis/Angus-cross heifers.
In the breeder, joined cows hit $1290 for Santa Gertrudis cows joined to Charbray bulls and PTIC cows reached $1300.
Cows and calves sold to $2300 for Angus/Shorthorn-cross cows from Bill Duffy, “Cedarvale”, Willow Tree.
The three- to seven-year-old cows had Angus calves at foot and were re-joined to Angus bulls. All three pens were purchased by the same buyer.
Cows and calves from the Clarke family, Narrabri, sold to $2050 for Angus-cross and $2000 for the Santa Gertrudis cows and calves.