Dorrigo weaner sale hosted by Ray White on Wednesday yarded 785 head, 200 of them heifers, and recorded somewhat softer prices for plainer cattle compared to recent markets.
Of course quality cattle sold to the trend with Angus steers from Greg Bailey, Dorrigo, 347kg selling for 416.2c/kg to realise $1444.
Heavy weaner steers 350-400kg sold for $1344 – $1444; Weaner steers 300-350kg sold from $924 – $1269; steers 250-300kg went for $805 – $1020; steers 200-250kg from $759 – $954; steers under 200kg: $797.
Weaner heifers 300-350kg: $1017 – $1106; heifers 250-300kg: $845 – $895; heifers 200-250kg: $675 – $819; heifers under 200kg: $577 – $679.
Yearling steers, 420-446kg sold from $1200 – $1471 with most going to John Jackson, Armidale for his grass fed operation. Yearling heifers 371-387kg sold from $1144 – $1179, with Scott Beaumont, Dorrigo, buying most for his feedlot operation at Tyringham.
Merv McGuire, West Dorrigo, sold a pen of Charolais cross weaner steers out of Angus cows put to an Ayr Charolais bull, 353kg for 380.2c/kg to realise $1344, going to Merv's neighbour Murray Burley, a repeat client, who will grow them out on grass for the feeder market.
Lindsay Carter, Dorrigo, sold 76 head of Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn weaner steers with Glen Avon Angus blood and Eungella Shorthorns genetics averaging $1083 for 225kg and topping with a pen of Angus at $1223. Most cattle stayed local.
Alister Dieckmann, manager of Promised Land Angus, Bellingen, sold a pen of weaner steers 359kg for 368.2c/kg to make $1320 selling to John Jackson, Armidale.
Scott Beaumont, Dorrigo, sold this pen of weaner heifers, 236kg, out of Charolais cows to a Speckle Park/ Brahman bull for $819 to his brother Darren to be put through his grass fed operation. Scott sold steers of the same, 252kg, for $980 to Colin Say and Co, Glen Innes.
Rob Perkins, Dorrigo, bought 90 weaner steers to a top of $1235 for his feedlot backgrounding operation saying Wednesday’s market was a bit ‘soft’.
John Jackson, Armidale, bought 50 weaner steers and looked for cattle above 350kg for his grass fed operation, paying up to $1385 for a pen of Angus, 389kg, by the Marks Brothers.
Colin Say and Co, Glen Innes, bought about 30 per cent of the yarding for Tablelands’ clients.
Volume vendor was Marango Pastoral, Guy Fawkes, selling 150 head of mixed lineage 250-300kg for $840 – $1006.
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