STRONG competition between buyers from Dunedoo and locals kept restockers from Coonabarabran, Dubbo and Scone in check among the 400 -head yarding during last Friday's Binnaway store cattle sale. Local agent, Larry Tolmie, said there was a total auction clearance with values comparing favourably, if not a bit stronger than the previous August sale.
"There was a lot of buyer activity from Dunedoo district restockers with good support from locals as well," Mr Tolmie said.
Weaner steers, mostly quite young, sold to $950 to $1160 with five Red Angus, five to six months, making top money for Kilkarney Partnership, Coolah, when bought by Wade Thompson, Try Again, Binnaway.
Weaner heifers sold from $950 to $1290 with the top pen being six Angus-cross heifers, seven to eight months, from Ulinda, Binnaway, selling to Jeff Verning, Dinjerra, Binnaway.
Eleven Charolais-cross, eight months, from the Lehman family, Glenbah, Binnaway, selling to Corumbene, Dunedoo, at $1250 a head.
Nine Angus yearling steers, eight to 10 months, from Terry and Helen Rayner, Froggy, Coonabarabran, made $1500 each when bought by Corumbene, while eight Santa Gertrudis-cross steers, seven to nine months, from Narradale Partnership, Coonabarabran sold at $1390 each to Mark and Ciney Scifleet, Oak Valley, Binnaway.
Narradale also sold 12 Charolais/Santa Gertrudis heifers to Corumbene for $1660/head. One pen of five Angus cows with calves from John Wark, Coonabarabran, sold at $2580 to Howard and Margaret Scifleet, Kia Ora, Binnaway.