Weaner steers sell to $815 at Dubbo

Steer weaners sell to $815 at Dubbo


Sales
Buyer John Cantrill, Nashdale near Orange, with agents Nick Doulman and Shawn Kirby, McCarron Cullinane, Orange, with a line Angus weaner steers bought at  $490/head from Noan Pastoral, Quambone.  Photo: Rebecca Sharpe.

Buyer John Cantrill, Nashdale near Orange, with agents Nick Doulman and Shawn Kirby, McCarron Cullinane, Orange, with a line Angus weaner steers bought at $490/head from Noan Pastoral, Quambone. Photo: Rebecca Sharpe.

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Quality lines sold well at Dubbo store cattle sale.

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WEANERS and young breeders with calves were well sought-after at the Dubbo store cattle sale last Friday with steers selling to $815 and cow/calf units to $1350.

Ben Marlin, Elders, Dubbo, with cows and calves which sold for $1300/unit and were offered on behalf of a Coonamble client. The cows were four-and-a-half to five years old.  Photo: Rebecca Sharpe.

Ben Marlin, Elders, Dubbo, with cows and calves which sold for $1300/unit and were offered on behalf of a Coonamble client. The cows were four-and-a-half to five years old. Photo: Rebecca Sharpe.

PT Lord, Dakin’s agent Paul Dakin, said quality lines sold well among the 500 head.

“The market was very strong on the lines of well-bred weaners and young cows with calves, Mr Dakin said. ”However, buyers were selective on secondary cattle.”

Weaner steers ranged from $280 to $815 averaging $565 or 235 cents/kilogram while heifer weaners sold from $250 to $690 to average $420 or 204c/kg.

Cows with calves at foot were quoted $150 to $200 dearer with quality a major factor.

The best line was Brahman-cross units in good condition making a top at $1350.

PTIC cows to $510 and dry cows from $360 to $980 a head.

Harold Thompson, Bushby Park, Dubbo, gained $790 a head for 26 Angus and Angus-cross steers.

Noan Pastoral, Quiambones sold 34 Angus heifers up to $490 a head while the Capel family, Oakdale, Coolah gained $460 each for 13 Angus heifers and $%375 each for the second run of 13 head.

Yuulong Pastoral, Dubbo, sold six Hereford cows with calves at foot for $1230 a unit with another two at $1020.

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