Maitland steer weaners to $1630

Maitland steer weaners sell to $1630 top, $1270 average

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Yarding of 900, mostly weaner, cattle at Maitland.

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R and G Harris, Mulbrae, Chads Creek sold 43 Angus weaner steers to a top of $1630 and average of $1596. Photo: Bowe and Lidbury Stock and Station Agents

R and G Harris, Mulbrae, Chads Creek sold 43 Angus weaner steers to a top of $1630 and average of $1596. Photo: Bowe and Lidbury Stock and Station Agents

There was a mixed quality line up of 900 cattle at the Maitland store sale on Saturday, with the market firm in most sections.

Cows and calves sold from $1800 to $3400 for an average of $2300.

Pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers and cows sold from $1700 to $2500.

The 205 steer weaners on offer sold from $850 to $1630 for an average of $1270, up by $20 a head on last sale.

The few grown steers yarded sold from $1750 to $1850.

Heifer weaners sold firm, weaners making from $800 to $1500 for an average price of $1150.

The feature of the sale was the annual draft of Angus weaners, eight to nine months, from R and G Harris, Mulbrae, Chads Creek.

Their 43 Angus steers, sired by Sugarloaf Angus bulls sold to a top of $1630 and average of $1596.

Their two top pens of heifers made up to $1500, averaging $1450. They were sold to Tarin Grove Farms, Lower Hunter.

Account Junction Pastoral of Scone sold a line of PTIC Hereford and Charolais heifers for a $2100 top and an average of $2031.

There was strong local support and buyers also came from Bathurst, Mudgee, Tamworth and the Upper Hunter.

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