Scone females sell to $2828 at first store sale

Scone females sell to $2828 at first store sale

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The sale was held in the Scone's selling centre which has just received a $12 million dollar upgrade. Photo supplied.

The sale was held in the Scone's selling centre which has just received a $12 million dollar upgrade. Photo supplied.

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There was close to 1000 cattle listed at Scone's first store sale in two years on Friday. Davidson Cameron and Co livestock agent Warick Clydsdale said it wa...

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There was close to 1000 cattle listed at Scone's first store sale in two years on Friday.

Davidson Cameron and Co livestock agent Warick Clydsdale said it was a very solid first sale with the weaner steers selling on par to the prices seen around the country and good quality lines of females on offer.

"There was a feature line offered by Bob Telfer, Merriwa, who sold his property and had 140 preg-tested heifers and young cows, mainly black baldys with some Angus in the mix," Mr Clydesdale said.

"They were July, August calving which ticked the boxes in every possible way for people which is why people came from all areas to try and buy them."

Mr Telfer's pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers sold to a top of $2828 per head.

Mr Clydesdale said the cows and calves topped at $3100 for Charolais cross articles offered by Scott and Jill Taylor, Willow Tree.

"They were three-in-ones, five-year-old Charolais cross cows, with big calves on them and preg-tested back in calf," Mr Clydesdale said.

There were no feeder steers or heifers offered but the top price for weaner steers was $1280 per head, for Angus offered by Coolie Angus at Merriwa.

Mr Clydesdale said there was also a good line of weaner heifers which sold for a top of $1120 for a run of Santa Gertrudis-Angus cross heifers from Jamie Cornish, Merriwa.

Buyers came from Walcha, Mudgee, Tamworth and Dundedoo.

"It was a very, very strong sale, in particular those very well bred females from Bob Telfer, they were proper front paddock females," Mr Clydesdale said.

Mr Clydesdale said a second store sale on the first Thursday in June had already been locked in.

"The phone's already rung with a few people wanting to put cattle in," he said.

A store sale had previously not run in the district since 2018 due to drought but the area is now in restocking mode, warranting a sale.

It was conducted by Scone Associated Agents, Davidson Cameron and Co, MacCallum Inglis, Elders and Nutrien.

The sale was interfaced by StockLive, with 23 per cent of the bids coming via the online platform.

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