Heifers to $1970 at firm Carcoar sale

Steers sell to $1840, heifers to $1970 and cow/calf units to $3325 at firm Carcoar sale

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Steers and heifers sold to mainly local restockers at firmer values on Friday's Carcoar CTLX store cattle sale.

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WHILE the yarding of 925 head were described as possibly plainer overall than the previous month's sale, prices for steers and heifers was firmer at the CTLX Carcoar store cattle sale on Friday.

Steer weaners sold up to $1840 for black baldly weaners weighing more than 330 kilograms while heifer weaners held well selling up to $1640 for the heavier Angus category.

Yearling steers fetched up to $1790 for Angus weighing between 330 to 400kg and yearling heifers sold to $1970 a head for a pen of 34 Angus of 400kg-plus.

Lighter cows with calves sold to $3050 a unit while heavier, older cows with calves made up to $3325.

PTIC heifers sold at $1875 while PTIC cows made to $2420 each.

McCarron Cullinane Pty Ltd agent, Lindsay Fryer, said he thought the sale was quite firm on last month's fixture for steers and heifers while cows with calves may have been slightly cheaper.

"I would say the steer market would be firmer on what it was last month, I don't think it's much dearer but fair to say prices were between $6 and $7 a kilo for most of the bigger steers and the little steers were well over $7/kg live," he said.

"And the heifers were not far behind them making $6.50 to $7 a kilo."

  • Read the full report in The Land February 18 edition.

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