A QUALITY yarding of 1295 store cattle were offered at the monthly Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange, Carcoar, store cattle sale last Friday.
Weaners made up the bulk of the yarding and with many pens carrying more condition than past store sales there were fewer lines of light cattle in the offering.
The market trend was as much as $80 to $120 dearer than last month according to Meat and Livestock Australia's figures.
A few pens of weaner steers tipping the scales at less than 200 kilograms sold from $500 to $1130 a head.
The 200kg to 280kg weaner steers sold from $1100 to $1370, while those from 280kg to 330kg ranged from $1290 to $1500.
Bigger weaner steers with weights more than 300kg sold for $1420 to $1630.
Weaner heifers were in demand and some pens made more money than the equivalent weaner steers.
Very light weaner heifers (less than 200kg) sold from $700 to $1030 with the top pen in cents a kilogram making 563c/kg.
The bulk of the weaner heifers weighed between 200kg and 280kg and sold from $900 to $1410, while those from $280kg to 330kg ranged from $1250 to $1445.
Weaner heifers tipping the scales at more than 300kg created much interest among buyers and sold from $1390 to $1675.
Yearling steers were limited in supply and a few pens less than 330kg sold from $750 to $1370.
The yearling steers between 330kg and 400kg sold from $1360 to $1520.
Feeders steers recorded a flurry of bids and those from 320kg to 400kg sold from $1310 to $1590.
A handful of yearling heifers mostly sold from $1240 to $1440, while pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers were picked up for $1200 to $2000.
PTIC cows also attracted strong competition with the lighter pens selling for $1350 to $1750 and the heavier lines $1800 to $2300.
One pen of Hereford cows with calves less than two months sold for $2080.
The pens of cows with calves from two to four months sold from $2375 to $3375 a unit.
The sale was conducted by Central Tablelands Livestock Agents Association.
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