Breeders reach $2300 in the north

Breeding units hit $2300 at Tamworth

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A smaller yarding of 1770 head sold to a strong market at Tamworth last Friday.

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Bill Duffy, "Cedarvale", Willow Tree, sold the top pen of cows and calves for $2300 a unit. Photo by Michelle Mawhinney

Bill Duffy, "Cedarvale", Willow Tree, sold the top pen of cows and calves for $2300 a unit. Photo by Michelle Mawhinney

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.

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