Kempsey steers set new year price benchmark selling to $1891

By Jamie Brown
Updated January 14 2020 - 11:44pm, first published January 10 2020 - 5:30am
Peter James bred these two tooth Angus steers, 387kg, at Yarravel using Kogo bulls and grew them out next to the coast on leased country at Yarrahapinni, making 288c/kg or $1114, going to Goondiwindi.

Macleay valley producers are facing the driest season in living memory but the 2199 grown steers sold at Thursday's annual steer and bullock sale looked the business, especially those from the lower river which attracted plenty of buyer interest and reached a top of $1891 for the first pen of Charolais cross, 695kg selling for 272 cents a kilogram to Wingham Beef Exports.