Inverell steers sold to $955 on Thursday with good competition from buyers who took cattle back to an area from the Victorian border to north Queensland.
In total 3880 head were penned for sale with steers 200kg to 300kg,1456 in number, averaging 258c/kg or $615 and reaching a top of 310c/kg for Angus, with Booroomooka blood, 250kg, from George and Gwen Boland, Bingara.
Heifers in the same weight range accounted for 1023 head averaging 193.6c/kg or $466 and reaching a top of 240c/kg or $651.
Rosecott Pastoral, Narrabri, topped the steer section selling Angus, 365kg to 265c/kg or $955 going to Coonamble through AJF Brien and Sons.
Tony and Max Fomiatti, "Valtellina" at Ashford sold Angus 305kg to 288c/kg going to Kellco, Dalby, Qld.
The Stace family, Wandsworth, sold Angus 270kg for 287c/kg going the same way.
The Leadbeatter family, Myall Creek, sold Angus weaner steers, 228kg, for 262c/kg.
Wamerawa Pastoral Company, also Myall Creek, sold Angus steers, 233kg, for 264c/kg.
In general cattle on the day presented fresh and well with those calves over 300kg collecting the better bids.
Volume buyer for the heavier steers was Brendan Kelly, Kellco, who purchased 600 to average 270c/kg.
Putting a floor in the market for the lighter cattle was Macksville commission buyer Brad Parkins who bought 1000 head, all headed for Winton, Qld, to take advantage of the first green pick following last month's inundation.
Other cattle went to Albury through Landmark and Ray White.
Clint Lyon, Nowendoc, bought 106 steers, mostly Hereford and Black Baldy to a top of 266c/kg.
About 80 steers went to on a punt Hanging Rock, Nundle, which has enjoyed nearly 900mm of rain this year compared to 1400mm for an average year.
Thursday's store sale was held by the combined livestock agencies of Inverell.