A total of 650 head of cattle were yarded at the monthly Mudgee store sale last Thursday, with the better bred and conditioned cattle selling to a very strong market.
Cows and calves were the main feature of the sale, with between 250 to 300 offered.
McDonald Lawson stock and station agent, Andy Carter, Mudgee said that quality had been variable throughout.
The majority of the cow units sold from $1700 to $1900, reaching a top of $2325.
The top price came for a run of Charolais crossbred cows with first calf at foot, from Gary and Mary Meredith, “Homely Park”, Gulgong selling to Catherine Cox, “Burrunah”, Mudgee.
The Meredith’s also sold a run of Angus/Santa cross cows with calves for $1925.
Dunvegan Angus, Sally’s Flat, sold 10 Angus cows with first calf at foot for $2240 to Pat Hundy, Crudine.
Minispex Propriety Limited, “Monivae”, Lue, sold 13 Angus cows with calves for $1975 to Chris Schmidt Livestock, Mudgee.
Phil Locke, Gulgong, sold five Angus cross cows with first calf at foot for $1900.
Pregnancy-tested-in-calf cows (PTIC) sold from $750 to $1470.
Weaner steers sold from $600 to $1080.
Dennis Little, Gulgong, sold 11 Angus steers 10 to 12 months for $1040 to Bill and Elizabeth Sills, Gulgong.
Hugh Malone, Rylstone, sold 10 to 12 month old Belmont Red cross steers for $890.
Weaner heifers sold between $550 and $940.
Agdust PL, Coolah, sold 14 Angus cross poll Hereford heifers for $960.
Buyers came from Bathurst, Dubbo and the Hunter.