Wauchope steers to $2020

Record prices for store cattle at Wauchope

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Strong demand from western restockers drove store prices to a new level at Wauchope on Saturday.

Strong demand from western restockers drove store prices to a new level at Wauchope on Saturday.

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Bouyant demand from restockers after Christmas rain has lifted Wauchope store prices across all categories.

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Saturday's store sale hosted by Wauchope Stock and Estate Agents sold light Hereford steers to 812 cents a kilogram, staying local, while store condition Holstein bullocks made $2020.

Restocker buyers from Narrabri and Gunnedah, Yarrowitch and Inverell worked with local buyers to lift prices to new heights. Of the 324 head yarded all classes sold to a dearer trend, reported agent John O'Brien.

"I prefer my clients to make good money when they sell but I like to see buyers make some too."

Peter and Joy Hurrell, Comboyne, who sold the remarkable holstein, sold Angus/Holstein steers for $1980.

Two tooth Droughtmaster/Hereford steers made $1860 for Glen Bryant, Beechwood.

Light Angus steers, 210kg, from Gary and Mary Hollis Byabarra, made $1430.

A Murray Grey steers the same weight from John Sommerville, Kendall, sold to a local butcher for $1470.

A pen of weaned Hereford/Shorthorn from Colin and Joan Latimore, Rosewood, made $1480.

Heifers reached a top of $1810 for unjoined Angus by McLaughlan bulls from the Hollis family, Byabarra.

Joined Angus from Rushes Creek Grazing made $1700.

O'Neill's Creek Grazing, Long Flat sold Angus/Hereford heifers, under 200kg for $1200.

Cows with calves sold mainly from $2400 to $2850

Black cows with black baldy calves produced by Andrew Noorderhaven, Wauchope, sold to $3020, while one of his station mated Angus cows made $2070.

Poll Hereford cows put to a bull of the same made $1950 for RG Hollis and Company, Yarras.

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