Black cattle dominated the regular store cattle sale at Carcoar last Friday when 1581 stock were yarded, with the few pens of Hereford, Shorthorn and European cross competing on equal terms for a complete clearance of all lots.
The market was described by Ray White Emms Mooney, director, Steve Mooney, as “very strong” on reduced numbers offered.
“There was a good line up of quality local cattle and prices for steers were especially good making 380 cents to over 500 cents for the lighter weaners.”
Mr Mooney said most were in forward condition reflecting the excellent spring on the tablelands, but cattle from eastern areas were perhaps a bit lighter as the season has run out early.
Local restockers dominated competition, with cattle going to Orange, Bathurst and Cowra along with interests from Crookwell, Forbes and Parkes.
Indicative prices for steers ranged from $1370 to $880, while light weight steers sold from $350 to $780.
Sales of heifers varied from $1225 to $800, with light weights selling from $630 to $790.
PTIC females topped at $1450, while cows with calves sold from $1575 to $2220.
A pen of six Murray Grey steers offered by the Hubbard family, “Lyndwood”, Willow Tree, weighing 440kg sold for $1370, while Michael and Sarah Parfett, “Hallwood”, Blayney sold 34 Angus steers, weighing 270kg for $1220.
Susan Edmondson, “Sunnyside” Lyndhurst, recieved $1240 for her 19 Angus steers weighing 309kg, while Terry Thomas, “Tottens”, Lucknow, sold 15 Angus steers weighing 306kg for $1275.
Ross and Sharon Howard, Little Hartley, recieved $1270 for their 13 Angus steers, Pine Creek-blood weighing 357kg, and also from the Little Hartley district, Guy and Barbara Tesoriero, “Wingara”, Kanimbla Valley, received $1000 for their pen of eight Red Angus/Santa Gertrudis steers weighing 296kg.
Supporters of The Land for the past 46 years, Mr and Mrs Tesoriero were “very pleased” with sale, especially considering the early finish to their season.
“We are starting to run out of feed, but our steers are still in good condition and are well grown,” Mr Tesoriero said.
Paul and Jenny Hancock, Whim Park Poll Hereford stud, Kings Plains, sold 15 Poll Hereford heifers, 12 months and weighing 345kg for $1225, while Ross and Sharon Howard, Little Hartley, received $1110 for their pen of 11 Angus heifers weighing 354kg.
Kevin and Christine Hillsdon, “Wattlegrove”, Rockley, sold 14 Poll Hereford cows, NSM with calves for $2200, with Kings Plains Station, Blayney, receiving $1400 for their pen of 15 PTIC mixed age Angus cows.
The sale was conducted by Central Tablelands Livestock Agents Association.