STORE cattle market values dropped back by as much as $200 for cow and calf units at Mudgee store cattle sale last week when units topped at $2720.
McDonald Lawson agent Andy Carter said the heat had come off slightly compared to recent prime sales.
“There was a slight correction in this yarding of 400 head predominantly cows with calves and a few pens of young steers,” Mr Carter said.
Barry Nott sold 41 Limousin cow and calf units in the Kaludabah Hills stud dispersal of Paul and Cheryl Axak, Mudgee, which sold from $2000 topping at $2720 for four first and second calvers with six-week-old calves selling to Barry Collyer, Spring Flat.
Ten older cows from Kaludabah Hills of 10 years with eight- to 10-week-old calves made $2620 to Arthur Statheos, Mudgee.
Mr Nott, pictured with Mr Carter and work experience student Alysha Papps, also sold three units at $2660.
Mal and Jane Hurst, “Woodville”, Mudgee, sold eight Limousin cows with calves and PTIC females in their dispersal offering, reaching $2670 for a pen sold to a Dubbo restocker while another pen made $2300 to a local restocker.
Angus weaner steers were the mainstay of the steer offering that topped at $1070 for a draft of 13, from eight to 10 months, from Harry and Penny Chadwick, Running Stream, selling to a Coolah restocker.
Michael Suttor, Rylstone, sold 13 eight- to 10-month-old weaner steers $1010 each to a Bathurst restocker.
Mr Suttor also gained $880 a head for five heifers, bought by Lyle and Sally Woods of Hargraves.