Grafton special female sale yarded 519 head on Saturday with a top bid of $2800 for Charbray cows and calves from Stephen and Kate Hill, Yorklea, by a Charolais bull from Piora, going to Crompton Farms at nearby Springrove, all within 10km of Casino. Winning bidder Laurie O'Kane said he was looking to add quality Charbray to his herd
Top pen of heifers made $2150, with Grafton bred Turtle Creek Bloodlines' Angus attracting the bid from the Peterkin family, Macksville.
Woodbrook Pastoral Angus, The Promised Land in lush country west of Coffs Harbour, recorded the highest priced first calf heifers at $2500 going through Blake O'Reilly, Ray White, Guyra.
Alan and Joy Peterson, Twin Pines Bellingen, sold Angus cows and calves, tested in calf back to an Angus for $2425, going to Ben Thompson. Mr Peterson said his steers calves off other cows - that sold to $1300 to Lehman Livestock, Inverell - had helped top last Tuesday's Grafton prime sale at 475c/kg.
On the coast a bit of Brahman makes the difference, and the price paid for those with infusion was evident with first cross Jomanda Brahman/Amos Vale Hereford first calf heifers, and their Wakefield and Trustum Charolais progeny, all European Accredited, from Mick Moorhead, Baryulgil Pastoral, selling for $2325 going through Andrew Summerville, Ray White, Casino.
Another pen of the same went to Uralla through Tim Cartlon, who also paid $2325 for Droughtmaster cows and calves running with an Angus bull, from Justin Inskip.