Maitland breeding cows hit $2600

Maitland breeding cows hit $2600

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Bowe and Lidbury agent Michael Easey said the market was firm to slightly easier on a mixed quality offering.

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COWS with calves sold to a top of $2600 a unit at the Maitland store cattle sale on Saturday.

Bowe and Lidbury agent Michael Easey said the market was firm to slightly easier on a mixed quality offering.

He said weaner steers sold from $600 to $1480, while weaner heifers attracted bids from $450 to $1340.

Grown steers ranged from $1700 to $1880 and pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers sold from $1700 to $2050.

PTIC cows also sold well from $1050 to $2150, while the unjoined cows attracted a firm price trend from $1000 to $1900.

Cows with calves ranged from $1650 to $2600.

Mr Easey said there was a good range of buyers from the local area and as far as Bathurst, the New England, Tamworth and the Upper Hunter.

Bowe and Lidbury conducted the sale.

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