One brand lines made a premium at the Ray White feature Angus weaner sale at Tenterfield on Thursday with 3808 head on offer to average 366c/kg topping at 432c/kg for Angus steers.
The northern Tablelands have had a mixed result this summer depending on who was under the storm rain and who missed out but the lines at Thursday’s sale were some of the best quality on offer this season.
Some 2300 steers averaged 389c/kg to make $1044, with heavy weaners above 300kg making 350-400c/kg and light steers selling for 370 – 432c/kg. Heifers, 1500 in total, averaged 330c/kg to realise $824. Top heifer on the day sold for 367.2c/kg. Heavy heifers sold for 320-330c/kg while light weaners heifers sold for 330 – 365c/kg, according to Ray White Tenterfield principal Ben Sharpe.
Ray White business development executive Bruce Birch said prices were up 20 cents on current store and fat sales with the best lines of 100-120 calves attracting the most attention. The vast majority were sold to restockers and backgrounders from Roma to Dorrigo and Moree to Casino.
Volume vendors, Neville and Sue Grogan ‘Alister’ Timbarra, sold 237 Angus steers to average 384c/kg to make $1176. They sold 194 Angus heifers to average 319.9c/kg or $921.
Rob and Ruth Caldwell, ‘Alister’, Mole River Tenterfield have topped sales before and this time around sold 109 Angus steers with Sara Park and Speriby North bloodlines to the top bid of 432c/kg to Bruce Birch, Ray White, who said the calves would stay local.
Alan Schroder ‘Glenoak’ Tarbin sold Angus steers with Inglebrae blood to a top of 392c/kg up 20 cents on the same weaner sale last year.
Angus heifers from Ian and Jan McCotter with Speriby North bloodlines sold to 367.2c/kg with Antony Glynn ‘Boonal West’ Moree taking them home as replacement breeders. Mr Glynn secured several other heifer pens all with Speriby North blood.
Top Hereford EU steers by Matt and Marie Holmes, Tenterfield, averaged 364.2c/kg to make $1116.
The Bates family, ‘Woodlands’, sold 81 Hereford steers to average 374.7c/kg realising $993.