COWS with calves were significantly dearer selling for a top of $1500 a unit at the Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange, Carcoar, store cattle sale on Friday.
The National Livestock Reporting Service said a factor in the dearer trend was the better quality lines than last month’s store sale.
All up there were 1875 head offered, which was nearly 600 head less than last month’s sale.
The bulk of the weaner steers offered tipped the scales at 200 to 280 kilograms and sold from $400 to $885.
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Weaner steers weighing less than 200 kilograms sold from $290 to $615 a head, while those from 280kg to 330kg ranged from $790 to $850.
Only one Angus weaner steer weighed more than 330kg and it sold for $800 a head (232 cents a kilogram).
Weaner heifers weighing less than 200kg sold from $200 to $450; the 200kg to 280kg weaner heifers ranged from $330 to $650 and a small number from 280kg to 330kg sold from $570 to $715.
Lighter yearling steers, less than 300kg, sold from $760 to $945, and those from 330kg to 400kg ranged from $940 to $1075.
All the yearling heifers tipped the scales at less than 330kg and sold for $340 to $780.
The NLRS reported the best of the cows with calves were a line of four- to six-year-old Angus cows with good young calves. They sold for $1500.
The balance of the cows with calves sold from $710 for light Murray Grey units to $1425/unit for young European-cross units.
A pen of good framed Angus cows in plain condition sold for $630/head.
The sale was conducted by agents from the Central Tablelands Livestock Selling Agents Association.