Cooma agents yarded 1950 store cattle last Friday which met with strong demand due to increased numbers.
The quality of the weaners was very good considering the season, according to Damien Roach, Landmark Cooma who said the yearling cattle and cows were most affected by the dry winter and spring.
“Weaner steers sold extremely well, with prices as good as anywhere in the state,” he said. “The majority made up to 320c/kg and even more on the lighter end.”
Weaner steers topped at $970 for 54 Angus offered by M Cottle, while R.J and L Hain sold 19 Angus for $910 and D and B Blyton sold 12 Charolais-cross for $910.
Yearling steers sold to $1190 for 10 Poll Herefords offered by M.D Constance, while E Kraft sold 17 Angus cross for $1050 with rates at 270-280c/kg paid across the offering.
Weaner heifers were less sought after with the majority making between 220c/kg and 255c/kg.
“The majority looked very good considering the season and made between $450 and $700,” Mr Roach said.
Good sales of weaner heifers included 13 Charolais-cross sold for $760, 17 Herefords made $745 and 24 Angus sold for $740.
There was less interest in yearling heifers and they sold from $525 to $950.
Demand for cows with calves was subdued and sold on a softer trend compared to last sale. Most sold from $700 to $1000 while 17 Herefords, three to six years offered by Nadia Potas made $1160.
Buyers from northern NSW and Victoria attended the sale.