The Mudgee Angus Breeder Association held their 21st Annual Breeders last Friday hosted by Peabody Energy. The sale consisted of a 1400 head yarding of good quality cattle.
A strong crowd of local and regional buyer came across to the sale, with competition for young cattle high.
CS Livestock Mudgee livestock agent Chris Schmidt, Mudgee, said the yarding was a mixed quality with much of the cattle showing strong qulaities considering the dry conditions of the season, however a few good pens of Angus heifers and steers were yarded.
He said given the circumstances, the crowd and market were stronger than expected.
“In the past couple of weeks we’ve seen the prime sales get cheaper, and the market had been creeping up abit today, but we are pleased witht the results today’, he said.
Steers sold from $600 to $915, while the heifers sold from $320 to $820.
Cows with calves sold from $1100 to $1460. The pregnancy-tested-in-calf cows sold from $1160 to $ 1225.
The top price pen was for 27 Angus steers, weighing 326kg, from Coffin Creek bloodline, sold by John and Sue Macdonald, “Glencoe”, Mudgee. They also sold 29 Angus heifers, for $720.
Charles Armitage, “Sunnyhill”, Lue, sold 29 Angus steers, weighing 295kg, for $900. While, also selling 20 Angus heifer weaners, weighing 269kg, for $670.
Jim and Merran Dunn, “Horse Gap”, Rylstone, sold 60 Angus steers, weighing 260kg, for $780. They also yarded a pen of 60 Angus heifers, weighing 261kg, that sold for $700.
Bridger Pastoral Company, “Grattai Station”, Grattai, sold 11 cows with calves for $1460.
Damien Cover, “Woodvillve”, Grattai, sold eight pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers for $1210.
Berrisford Macdonald, “Allawah”, Mudgee, sold 24 Angus steers, weighing 330kg, for $880. And sold a yarding of 22 Angus heifers, for $685.
McDonald Lawson, Mudgee, and Elders, Mudgee, and CS Livestock, Mudgee conducted the sale.