Weaner steers sell to $745 in Dubbo small yarding

Weaner steers sell to $745 in Dubbo small yarding


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Angus/Santa-cross heifers from Peter and Marilyn Hickey, Molong, sold to a top of $535.

Angus/Santa-cross heifers from Peter and Marilyn Hickey, Molong, sold to a top of $535.

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Many cattle which would fit store sale categories are finding their way into the prime pens, so store sale numbers have been diminishing.

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ONLY 385 head were yarded at Dubbo's store cattle sale last Friday where prices reached a top of $1120/unit for one of three pens of cows with calves.

Weaner cattle represented majority of the yarding however prices were mostly in line with the prime market.

Steer weaners topped at $745 a head for a pen of 17 Angus/Santa-cross steers from Peter and Marilyn Hickey, Molong.

Steers sold from $245 for very young Angus calves and averaged $380/hd for the category.

The Hickey family's heifer portion topped its respective category, selling for a top of $535/hd.

Heifer weaners sold from $215 for and averaged $332.

These heifers made $460 a head.

These heifers made $460 a head.

There were few pens of cows on offer. A single pen of Angus cows with large Speckle Park-cross calves at foot sold for the top of $1120/unit.

Two pens of good framed Hereford cows in store condition sold for $700 and $855 while a pen of dry crossbred cows sold for $610/head.

The sale was conducted by Elders, Landmark Milling Thomas and PT Lord Dakin and Associates.

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