COWS with calves sold to a top of $1520 at the Dubbo store cattle sale last Friday.
There were 1890 head offered and the quality was fair. It’s been quite a while since the store sale yardings had been more than 800 head, so agents were pleased with the overall result.
The National Livestock Reporting Service said the market was cheaper due to no useful rain recorded since the last store sale.
P.T. Lord, Dakin and Associates agent Paul Dakin, Dubbo said vendors were happy with the results of last Friday’s sale.
“Competition from along the ranges exceeded expectations,” he said.
“We had better lines of steers and heifers with good enquiries on those better lines.”
Most of the weaner steers offered were at the light end of the market. Most sales across the category sold from about $325 to a top of $730.
Weaner heifers sold from as low as $120 (for lighter lines) to top at $600 for heavier well bred types.
The limited number of yearling steers sold from $570 to $715, while most yearling heifers ranged from about $400 to $660.
Pregnancy-tested-in-calf cows sold from $590 to $720 and unjoined cows ranged from $400 to $700.
Cows with calves less than two months started at $510 a unit, although most of the better conditioned lines sold about the $1000 mark or better.
One pen of cows with older calves (two to four months) sold for $1160 a unit.